Friday, February 7, 2020

Feminine Bloodlines, Mexican Womanhood: Erasing Submissiveness, Beatriz Vásquez

"Sacred Heart" by Beatriz Vásquez
Indianapolis-based Beatriz Vásquez' Mexican heritage is firmly entrenched in her art practice. Her imagery of flowing colorfully patterned clothing and cultural symbols coupled with her use of the traditional Mexican technique of papel picado (cut paper) reflect the rich history of her family and her childhood growing up in the border town of Brownsville, Texas. Those memories and narratives converge tonight in the Arts Council of Indianapolis Gallery 924. For "Feminine Bloodlines," Vásquez has created larger than life figures to visualize and create space for an empowered and strong female presence in the 21st century. The exhibition runs through March 27, 2020.