A TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION FEATURING THE WORK OF JENELLE ESPARZA AND VERONICA GAONA
Sites of Memory is an exhibition featuring newly commissioned and recent works by San Antonio-based artist Jenelle Esparza and Houston-based artist Verónica Gaona, who come together to explore the impermanent nature of land and its residual energy through the use of objects, land-based materials, and living and historical research. This exhibition builds on conversations between Esparza and Gaona as they work to further explore the impacts of migration, familial legacy, transnationality, migratory labor, and ideas related to rest.
Sites of Memory explores the relationship between the body, history, and land. It is the next iteration of Overlapping Territories , an ongoing project about interconnected relationships to land, curated by Ashley DeHoyos, who is working with artists to identify and trace a network of knowledge and experiences through public conversations, art, and interviews with other curators, cultural producers, and scholars from across the Southwest United States.Read more