San Antonio, Texas. ART Magazine.
Richard Armendariz, a renowned local artist and UTSA faculty, showed his work at the hallway gallery at Art League Houston. Tu Eres O No Tu Eres Mi Baby (Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby) closed this past weekend. The exhibition, organized by Jennie Ash, included several pieces of Armendariz’ colorful landscapes juxtaposed with carved drawings of Mexican American and border culture.
Richard Armendariz’ work is quite popular in San Antonio. However, the artist has exhibited nationally and internationally. With national exhibitions at at the Denver Art Museum, The Dallas Contemporary, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, and international exhibitions such as Common Wounds, which traveled to Bethlehem and Tel Aviv (2005), and SINAPSIS at the Galeria Corriente Alterna in Lima, Peru, sponsored by the United States Embassy in Lima (2002), Armendariz’ work has become an icon of Southwest Mexican-American border in Southwest Texas culture throughout the U.S. and abroad. His particular style with exaggerated colors, strong imagery, and “Spanglish” phrases summarize the dramatic yet spiritual and over-the-top characteristics of popular Mexican-American and border culture.
For more information about the Art League Houston exhibitions, please go to: http://www.artleaguehouston.org