Opening: The Things They Carried

October 5, 2017 6:00 pm - October 5, 2017 8:00 pm

In response to the current anti-immigrant rhetoric, this work aims to speak against said oppresion by reinterpreting the story of DACA recipient, Victoria Ruíz, who’s journey across the border was nothing short of traumatic. Through the use of traditional craft practices such as sewing and weaving, this exhibition uses textiles and found materials as relics and vehicles for narrative. This show focuses on the idea of home; the physical objects that represent home, and the difficult journey of abandoning one home and adopting another.

Bio: Daniela Cavazos Madrigal was born in 1991 in Laredo, Texas. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2017 and her Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M International University in 2013. Currently, Cavazos Madrigal is a self-employed artist living in San Antonio, Texas. Born and raised in a border town, Cavazos Madrigal’s work reflects her interest in socio-cultural issues along the U.S./ Mexico border from the perspective of a woman and mother. Her work employs processes such as embroidery, sewing, and weaving to honor the lineage of “Women’s Work”, as seen in art history, as well as blur the line between high and low art.  As a bilingual, Cavazos Madrigal is interested in how language fails and explores the facets of translation. Cavazos Madrigal comes from a long line of makers and crafters, and through her work, she continues to reinterpret the relationship between discarded materials and language.