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Un Medley of Memorias; Works by: Wendi Ruth Valladares

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Wendi Ruth Valladares brings her body of work, 'Un Medley of Memorias' to the Oak Cliff Cultural Center from September 7 - October 11, 2019. Join us as we host an opening reception on Saturday, September 7th, from 5:30pm - 8pm. The exhibit and reception is FREE and open to the public.

About the Exhibit
This exhibition highlights artwork by emerging visual artist Wendi Ruth Valladares. The exhibition Un Medley of Memorias encompasses a collection of 2D prints and installation works focused on the artist’s fascination with the ever evolving Chicano & Spanglish culture in America. Her use of English, Spanish, and Spanglish text, vintage children’s toys, and domestic spaces are used to bring attention on how individuals learn & develop cultural identity. Within her wallpaper patterns she references the Aztec indigenous Mexican culture alongside the present Mestizo Chicano culture. Drawing from her personal life history and experiences, this collection of artwork aims to speak to both the personal and the collective identity, to the English and the Spanish speaker

About the Artist
Wendi Ruth Valladares is an artist from the Lone Star State of Texas. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Print Media from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts in Printmaking from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. She has shown her work in various solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and in Canada. Presently, Wendi Ruth resides close to her family in Dallas, Texas and she is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas. Valladares’ art practice aims to recall, question, and redefine how dual cultural identity can reveal individual and social similarities and differences, that enhance our understanding of ourselves and others.

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