OPENING RECEPTION: SITES OF MEMORY

OPENING RECEPTION: SITES OF MEMORY

Originally commissioned and produced by Artpace San Antonio. Photo: Charlie Kitchen. Courtesy of the artist.

Jenelle Esparza, Gathering Bones, handwoven tapestries; natural white and natural brown cotton yarn, dyed black cotton, Japanese blue silk, and red gimp metallic yarn on walnut hangars, 2018.

Join DiverseWorks on Friday, September 23 from 6 – 8 pm for the opening reception of Sites of Memory. Brief artist talks with Jenelle Esparza and Verónica Gaona begin at 6:30.

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.