McNay Museum Educator for Family Experiences and accomplished artist, Jenelle Esparza, is featured in the latest Artists Looking at Art (ALA), a series created to salute the vitality of the contemporary art community in the San Antonio area. Esparza’s new series of textile pieces depicts imagery and patterns that respond to “hyper-local” histories within the South Texas region. The pieces are abstract representations of earthly and bodily experiences that have been recorded within a landscape.
With experimental weaving techniques, Esparza highlights hidden histories of Mexican American, Tejano, and Indigenous narratives in her home region of South Texas.
Since 2011, the Spotlight exhibition series has celebrated the remarkable achievements of student artists reflecting on one work in the McNay collection.…
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