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Hooks-Epstein Galleries presents Angelica Raquel: "Leyendas and Mine" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Hooks-Epstein Galleries and Angelica Raquel

Hooks-Epstein Galleries presents "Leyendas and Mine," an exhibition of work by multidisciplinary artist, Angelica Raquel.

Raquel was born and raised in the border city of Laredo, where she draws inspiration from personal childhood experiences to create her artwork. In addition to examining her own dreams and ideas, Raquel explores narratives rooted in the folklore and familial storytelling shared by her late grandfather, taking the mantle to share and reinvent the stories and myths that have connected generations of family members, even after death.

Raquel’s pieces in "Leyendas and Mine" serve as an illustration of this rich history of sharing the folklore and leyendas (legends) that teach lessons, while still creating a sense of excitement and uneasiness. Stories meld together and range from mundane to terrifying and all things between. Her work is a conduit that investigates the clashing of culture, society, and human/animal relationships - made further evident in the multidisciplinary nature of her work processes, which include painting, drawing, felting, and rug hooking; the softness of the media contrasts the often visceral nature of the subject matter.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until August 12.

Hooks-Epstein Galleries presents "Leyendas and Mine," an exhibition of work by multidisciplinary artist, Angelica Raquel.

Raquel was born and raised in the border city of Laredo, where she draws inspiration from personal childhood experiences to create her artwork. In addition to examining her own dreams and ideas, Raquel explores narratives rooted in the folklore and familial storytelling shared by her late grandfather, taking the mantle to share and reinvent the stories and myths that have connected generations of family members, even after death.

Raquel’s pieces in "Leyendas and Mine" serve as an illustration of this rich history of sharing the folklore and leyendas (legends) that teach lessons, while still creating a sense of excitement and uneasiness. Stories meld together and range from mundane to terrifying and all things between. Her work is a conduit that investigates the clashing of culture, society, and human/animal relationships - made further evident in the multidisciplinary nature of her work processes, which include painting, drawing, felting, and rug hooking; the softness of the media contrasts the often visceral nature of the subject matter.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until August 12.

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WHERE

Hooks Epstein Galleries
2631 Colquitt St, Houston, TX 77098, USA
http://www.hooksepsteingalleries.com/upcoming-exhibitions

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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