September 8 - October 28, 2023
“Jesus Benavente, originally from San Antonio but now living in Brooklyn, offers us La Pulga Fresa, an interactive installation inspired by the flea market in Poteet, a farming community well-known for growing strawberries, just south of the metropolitan area. Using diverse and often non-traditional media, Benavente directs our attention to consider elements of popular culture as being significant opportunities for engagement and reflection. In his work, Benavente references elements of popular visual culture in video artworks, paintings, artist blankets, an abstracted bounce house, and in collaborations with UTSA School of Art students and turns them into installations that help us see the art in Mexican-American and South Texas heritage.
Reception: September 8, 2023 | 5:30–8 pm
1201 Navarro Street
San Antonio, 78205 TX