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Published on May 31, 2011
Chicanas Only is a salon-styled exhibition created by artist members Ruth Buentello, Sarah Castillo, Kristin Gamez, and Mari Hernandez. Each individual member provides a visual commentary in response to roles reflective of her identity and gender. Utilizing various media, from video, found objects, painting, photography, and collage Chicanas Only presents a site-specific installation within a female-created space.
Continuing the Biennial's aim of providing "an independent survey of contemporary Texas art", Rutledge has selected 50 artists drawn from a pool of almost 800 applicants living and working throughout the state. The artists represented include both emerging and established talents, and the exhibition will include recent works created in a range of artistic media from painting, sculpture, drawing and print, to photography, video, installation and performance.
As the project has grown, Rutledge has invited other non-profit arts venues across the state to support the Biennial with their own, independently curated exhibitions and programming, all focused on contemporary Texas art. More than 50 venues, from the most established museums to the most alternative artist-run spaces, have joined the Biennial project as participating organizations. This aspect of the project is intended as a celebration not only of Texas artists, but of the creativity and dedication of Texas arts organizations.
Calendar: 2011 Texas Biennial: Sam Coronado: A Retrospective Chicanas Only by Más Rudas April 8 - June 5, 2011
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