You’re Doing Amazing, Sweet Tea – Ambar Navarro & Brittney Scott
October 4, 2018 6:00 pm - October 4, 2018 10:00 pm
This October, LA-based artists Ambar Navarro and Brittney Scott return to their hometown, San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas. Navarro and Scott present a duet show entitled You’re Doing Amazing, Sweet Tea. The artists will be exhibiting new bodies of work, both of which savor San Antonio’s nicest features.
A palette of warm primaries and playful neutrals is kissed with ultra-specifics like armadillos, BBQ, and Luby’s Cafeteria. While the artists work in quite separate modes, their practices are unified by convergent roots and a willful spirit of play.
Mounted on custom-cut acrylics, Navarro’s photographs depict still lives of ultra-familiar figurines: miniaturized San Antonio buildings, horse toy accessories and nano-scale Texas snacks are placed before candy-colored backdrops, reflecting a girlhood in Texas. Navarro plays with her memories as though they are Polly Pockets, reflecting a sense of lighthearted and precious nostalgia.
Scott’s paintings, being shown for the first time, hang alongside Navarro’s acrylics. Traditional framing and stark white backgrounds bear well-known symbols of the Lone Star State: perky Blue Bonnets and happy livestock are rendered in a style that is colorful and mischievously straightforward. Scott’s thick and exhaustively smoothed lines carve out images which are simple but heavy in significance, like isolated memories that have been rounded and sweetened by time.
Joining these two series is a collaborative video made by the artists, an homage to the delightfully opaque pleasures of Queso. The show stands as a grateful homecoming by two LA-transplants eager to visit a home that could never be forgotten!
Opening Reception Thursday, October 4: 6-10pm
Open for First Friday, October 5th: 6-10pm.