December 3 - 28, 2021
De Aquí y De Allá (From Here and There) is an ongoing series of paintings that center on the Mexican experience in the United States. It depicts the scenes of hardship and resilience that are typical in both the banal and dangerous settings that are experienced by the people in my community and myself. Drawing from personal memories and family stories, my paintings recall the journey many have taken crossing the Rio Grande and their life after arriving in a new land. These scenes are larger-than-life to contemplate the magnitude of the issues that are experienced by generations of migrants in the United States. I narrate the identity of being “de aquí y de allá” (from here and there) a blend of Mexican heritage in northern soil, and not “ni de aquí ni de allá” (neither from here nor there). An expression that has often been used to describe a feeling of uprootedness and of not belonging anywhere. I create a conscious remark and utilize this work to report my visual testimony about transformation, hope, and survival in the United States.
Alejandra Gonzalez Zertuche (b. 1997 in Coahuila, Mx.) immigrated to Texas and has since resided in central Texas. Alejandra is a figurative painter who draws inspiration from her Mexican heritage and familial stories. Her work is part of the Texas State University permanent collection and was a part of the Student Juried Exhibition show (2021). Alejandra is currently a student at Texas State University and is expected to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the spring of 2022.
Reception: December 3, 2021 | 6–9 pm
103 S Main St
Lockhart, 78644 TexasGet directions