Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to present a three-person exhibit featuring artists Daniela Cavazos Madrigal (San Antonio), Analise Minjarez (Denton), and Sarita Westrup (Dallas). The show opens on July 15 and runs through August 12, with a closing reception from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m., Saturday, August 12.
Using unconventional materials such as cement, wire, and discarded textiles, artists Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Analise Minjarez, and Sarita Westrup tackle issues of migration, cultural identity, and the fracturing of our communal fabric. All three artists grew up in border towns of Texas and each explores the truths of the migrant trajectory.
Analise Minjarez is a fibers artist and educator from El Paso. Minjarez creates sculptures and installations sculptures using natural dyes, hog gut, found objects and plastics to highlight the contextual differences between materials. Her art investigates Mexican-American identity and the metaphysical awareness created by the landscape of the Texas-Mexico borderland. Minjarez received her BFA in Fibers from the University of North Texas and was awarded Innovative Use of Materials by the Dallas Area Fibers Artists in 2013.
Sarita Westrup is an emerging artist and arts educator from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. She received her MFA from the University of North Texas and teaches textile and sculpture workshops throughout the south of the United States. Sarita has exhibited hers works at form & concept gallery, Box 13 Artspace, and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. She currently lives and works in Dallas.
Daniela Cavazos Madrigal was born in 1991 in Laredo. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2017 and her Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M International University in 2013. Currently, Cavazos Madrigal is a self-employed artist living in San Antonio. Her work reflects her interest in socio-cultural issues along the U.S./Mexico border from the perspective of a woman and mother. Her work employs processes such as embroidery, sewing, and weaving to honor the lineage of “Women’s Work” as seen in art history, as well as to blur the line between high and low art. As a bilingual, Cavazos Madrigal is interested in how language fails and explores the facets of translation. Cavazos Madrigal comes from a long line of makers and crafters, and through her work, she continues to reinterpret the relationship between discarded materials and language.