With a rapidly growing demographic, the role women of color play in shaping our communities has become more evident and continues to increase in significance. The national focus on debates over women’s rights, reproductive health, and the wage gap have only supported the importance of the tremendous strides women of color have made in higher education, entrepreneurship and political leadership with a record number of women seeking and winning political office in 2018. Coinciding with the Me Too Movement, Black Lives Matter, and the growing opposition of the Trump administration and his border policies, now more than ever the voices of women of color are critical to shaping lives today and generations to come.

Intersections celebrates women of color through a diverse collection of 22 artists and their stories told from a variety experiences and perspectives. In addition to highlighting artists from San Antonio, the exhibition aims to explore spaces across Texas and the narratives of women of color from the region. Presa House has reached out to a selection of curators from Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, and Laredo, TX to collaborate in creating space and a platform for these artists.

Curated by:
Mayra Zamora & Sandra Gonzalez (CCTX & LTX)
Jonathan Paul Jackson (HTX)
Coka Trevino  (The Projecto, ATX)
Jenelle Esparza & Rigoberto Luna (Presa House Gallery, SATX)

Exhibiting Artists:

Austin, Texas
Jieun Beth KimBetelhem Makonnen, Aimée EverettRehab El SadekLys Santamaria

San Antonio, Texas
Lisette Chavez, Gabi Magaly, Angelica Raquel, Bernice Appelin-Williams, Naomi Wanjiku

Houston, Texas
Theresa Escobedo, Ryan Francisco, Karen Navarro, Lovie Olivia, Darcy Rosenberger

Corpus Christi, Texas
Amorette V. Garza, Brianna Possom Resendez, Mayra Zamora, Monica Marie Garcia, Sandra Gonzalez

Laredo, Texas
Eva Soliz, Viky Garcia

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 1, 2019 | 6 – 11 pm


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