Estamos Aqui (We Are Here)
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For 20 years, artists – most of them of Chicano-Latino heritage – have been learning a specialized silkscreen print technique at the Austin, Texas, studio of the late painter and printmaker, Sam Coronado.
This exhibit showcases the work of 40 of those artists, all of whom found their voice through personal stories and experiences – their celebrations, sorrows, and challenges. Featuring vivid colors and sometimes startling imagery, the serigraphs employ visual language drawn from a variety of traditions including family and religious symbols, political motifs, neighborhood (barrio) life, and Mexican graphics.
The exhibit is curated by Brad Cushman, director of galleries at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.