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“Entre Las Fibras Culturales.” Art Opening for Jose Villalobos
October 4, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come Celebrate Queer Art With Us!
We are so excited to have the work of Jose Villalobos at Strut! For the month of October we are exhibiting “Entre Las Fibras Culturales” (Between Cultural Fibres) a collection of art from Jose Villalobos, his art is coming here all the way from Texas, and we can’t wait.
The Art Opening starts at 8 PM sharp, and will go till 10 PM. Bring your friends, are all welcome!
The Art program at Strut was founded the same year Magnet began its hard work of serving the gay community 16 years ago. Each month we exhibit the work of a queer visual artist, and cannot wait for you all to join us for the Art Opening in October!
Jose Villalobos juxtaposes distress with a feeling of comfort deriving from patriarchal and religious social structures which marginalize gay identity. Using found objects, he manipulates material through the context of self- identity as he examines gender roles within family culture . He demonstrates that dismantling traditional modes of masculine identity center an interstitial space where materiality softens the virility. In his work Villalobos protests the toxicity of machismo though the use of objects, specifically within the norteño culture, that carry a history by deconstructing and altering them. Although new forms are created he demonstrates the battle between the acceptance being a maricón and assimilating to the cultural expectations.
About the Artist
Born to a traditional conservative family, Villalobos was born and raised on the U.S./ Mexico border in El Paso, TX and Cd. Juárez MX. Villalobos received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016. He was also awarded the Artist Lab Fellowship Grant that same year for his work De La Misma Piel at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Since then he has been awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Paintors and Sculptors Grant. Villalobos has exhibited and performed at Mexic-Arte Museum, El Paso Museum of Art, and El Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, and recently at the McNay Art Museum. His work has been featured in national and regional publications including Mitú, Huffington Post, Remezcla, Out in SA Magazine and Texas Observer Magazine. Since 2015, he has been co-director and resident artist at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery.
If you have any questions about Strut’s art openings or this event, please feel free to contact our community events manager Baruch Porras Hernandez at email@example.com
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