June 23, 2021
at Kimball Art Center
Art Talk, Exhibition Programming
El Paso-based artist Adrian Esparza uses textiles to reflect on material culture and his own Mexican-American cultural heritage. After unraveling a sarape, he weaves the colorful thread around nails on the wall, creating incredible installations that explore mid-century minimalism, physical landscapes, and our relationship to found objects. The act of the sarape’s deconstruction and reconstruction references the dependence of present forms on past ones, and suggests new life and possibilities. Esparza will share his new large-scale, site-specific installation created for the Kimball Art Center.