Galería Sin Fronteras

In 1986 a small commercial gallery opened on the East Side of Austin, TX in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood. Inspired by the ideals of Sister Karen Boccalero (1933-97) and the social conscious mission of Self-Help Graphics in East L.A., Galería Sin Fronteras (Gallery Without Borders) specialized in Chicano, Latin American, and Caribbean art. For thirteen years the Galería was instrumental in commissioning new works, coordinating exhibitions, and promoting emergent Latino artists. Their First-Voice approach resulted in exhibitions that were consciously connected to the social and political realities of their community.

This exhibition showcases Chicano based artwork from the collection of professor Gilberto Cárdenas, the founder of Galería Sin Fronteras.

En 1986, se abrió una pequeña galería comercial en el barrio este de Austin, Texas, en un vecindario predominantemente mexicano. Inspirada por los ideales de la hermana Karen Boccalero (1933-97) y la misión de conciencia social de Self-Help Graphics en East Los Ángeles, Galería sin Fronteras se especializó en arte chicano, latinoamericano y caribeño. Durante trece años la galería ha jugado un papel decisivo al comisionar obras nuevas, coordinar exposiciones y promover a los artistas latinos emergentes. Su enfoque de “primera voz”originó exposiciones que estaban concientemente conectadas con las realidades sociales y políticas de su comunidad.

Esta exposición exhibe obras de arte chicano de la colección del profesor Gilberto Cárdenas, fundador de Galería sin Fronteras.

Galería Sin Fronteras

This exhibition showcases Chicano-based artwork from the collection of professor Gilberto Cárdenas.

Exhibition continues through August 17
Curated by Cesáreo Moreno

Opening Reception
January 16, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Artists include:

Jose Luis Rivera-Barrera, Jaime Guerrero, Santa C. Barraza, Marietta Bernstorff, Cristina Cardenas, Barbara Carrasco, Enrique Chagoya, Sam Coronado (1946-2013), Carlos Cortéz (1923-2005), Claudio Dicochea, Juan de Dios Mora, Ruben Esparza, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Carlos Frésquez, Ana Fuentes, Esperanza Gama, Diana Gamboa, Camille Rose Garcia, Rupert Garcia, José González, Quintin Gonzalez, Ester Hernandez, Luis Jimenez Jr. (1940-2006), Carmen Lomas Garza, Alma López, Martina López, Jose Lozano, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan (1940-2011), Rigo Maldonado, Daniel Martin Diaz, César A. Martínez, Joseph Maruska, Michael Menchaca, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Delilah Montoya, José Montoya (1932-2013), Maceo Montoya, Malaquías Montoya, Tony Ortega, Amado Maurillo Peña Jr., Dulce Pinzon, Alan Pogue, Alfred Quiroz, Juan Miguel Ramos, Marcos Raya, Angel Rodríguez Diaz, Artemio Rodríguez, Alex Rubio,Ricardo Ruiz, Shizu Saldamando, David A. Siqueiros (1896-1974), Ruben Trejo (1937-2009), Jose Francisco Treviño, Antonio Turok, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Vincent Valdez, Linda Vallejo, Kathy Vargas, Salvador Vega, Xavier Viramontes, Federico Virgil, George Yepes, Jaime GERMS Zacarias

Images left to right: Xavier Viramontes (b.1943), Boycott Grapes/Boicoteo de uvas, 1973, offset lithograph poster, 23½ ”x17½”. Malaquías Montoya (b.1938), The Immigrant’s Dream, The American Response / El Sueño del inmigrante, la respuesta norte americana, 2003, acrylic on canvas, 72” x 48”. César A. Martínez (b.1944), Bato con Sunglasses, 1980, acrylic on canvas, 50”x37”. Carmen Lomas Garza (b.1948), Easter Eggs/Cascarones, 1989, gouache on paper, 15”x20”. Ana Teresa Fernández (b.1981), In Between / En medio, 2013, oil on canvas, 60”x48”. All photo credits: Michael Tropea

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014 to Sunday, August 17, 2014