House of America inaugurates the exhibition ‘La artista de la frontera: color, mestizaje y chicanismo’, by artist Santa Barraza. The exhibition is a reflection of the Chicano painter’s life, an artist of the frontier. The works are full of figures and icons expressing the political feminist ideology. A world of bright colours, which are the reflection of the life in the southwest of the United States and the life in the borders.
Santa Barraza describes her work as: “This arid and plain land, where the remains of my ancestors are buried and are part of the dust I breath, forces me to be creative. My view comes from the land hanging on time. It comes from looking at the horizon of the south of Texas and observing how the sky melts into the infinite. This perspective inspires my creativity and takes me to question the unknown, to reflect about the unconscious. Creation comes from that source, from the land, our mother.”
The exhibition will stay open until 9 July in the gallery Guayasamín at the House of America (Cibeles Square unnumbered, Madrid). Free admission until full capacity.