Outer Terrains presents a sensory experience of the sights and sounds of the U.S./Mexico borderscape. The exhibiting artists, engaging their relationship with the Texas border landscape, reveal what’s beyond the mirage from Texas’ blistering sun by shining light on the complex issues of where they call home. Nabil Gonzalez uses historical printmaking processes as she negotiates the past/present with unsolved, disturbing murders and disappearance of women surrounding El Paso, TX and Juarez, Mexico for the last 13 years. Jenelle Esparza elaborates on her work that explores the interconnected histories of South Texas cotton fields. Celeste De Luna’s work is a tool to understand and deconstruct oppressive paradigms within the physical, spiritual, and psychic environment. Veronica Anne Salinas uses tape loops to investigate sound frequencies at the border.
The exhibitions continue through April 13, 2019. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 7 – 9PM at BOX 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77011.