The gash of the Rio Grande Valley has been referred to as an open wound between México and the United States. Since the Mexican-American War of 1848, it has festered with cultural, socio-economic, and political contention. A zone of violently formed syncretisms between Anglo and Chicano, this epicenter of Tex-Mex has emerged as a third country. Bounded by Monterrey on the south and San Antonio on the north the area has engendered another consciousness that is not specifically Mexican nor American. It is from the dynamic of the Texas-Mexican border that the art of María Evangelina Solíz emerges and informs paintings like La Curiosidad del Otro/Curiosity of the Other.
María Evangelina Solíz
René H. Arceo
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum