WHAT: Exhibit “Works on Paper” by Benito Huerta
WHEN: The exhibit will be on view Friday, May 15, 2015 until Saturday, August 15, 2015
WHERE: Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004
MORE INFO: http://hmaac.org/exhibit.php?article_ID=193
Renowned Texas artist Benito Huerta is no stranger to HMAAC, having curated an insightful exhibition of Texas Latino artists in 2014. Works on Paper is an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors and prints. With images appropriated from popular culture and art history, Huerta’s art addresses politics, money, war, the environment and Mexican culture. Huerta is a realist, and often finds inspiration in the nineteenth-century artists and works that began the Realist movement. He aspires, in this exhibition, “to be in a position to translate the customs, the ideas, the appearance of my epoch, according to my own estimation…to create a living art.” This sentiment, taken from Gustave Courbet’s 1855 Realist Manifesto, illuminates Huerta’s interest not just in recording the story of his times, but also in making that story germane and engaging for today’s viewer. He accomplishes this by using familiar iconography and abstracted, modern techniques reflective of a contemporary viewpoint.
Sponsored By: HEB, Cecily Horton, Melanie Lawson and John Guess, Jr., Cullen Geiselman and Marc Melcher, Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, and Donna and Neal Wilcox
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