Andar Conmigo

April 4, 2019 - April 6, 2019
Recurring daily
Art Square Studios
2315 Commerce St. | 17 | Houston, TX 77003
Contact: June Gunaratne, Curator
Phone: (713) 899-6145
Times: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: Free, Donations Accepted
Area of Town: EaDo/East End
Free Admission: Yes

The Andar Conmigo exhibition hosted in Alexander Arzú’s personal studio located inside of Art Square Studios will run the duration of the Latino Art Now Conference from April 4th – 6th, 2019 from 4pm-8pm each day, with the artist and curator present. This will be an opportunity to explore the different facets of Garifuna history and identity through the art and lens of Arzú, a first-generation US born visual artist of Honduran Garifuna heritage. This will be a multimedium exhibition including sketches, paintings, photography, digital art, video and music. There will be various text installed that will give background on Garifuna history, language, culture and cosmovision. Some of the topics to be covered will be: socio-political history and composition, lifestyle practices, music and art. The exhibition will be bilingual.Formally trained as an architect, graduating from the University of Houston in 2009, Arzú transitioned to being a full-time artist in 2013. His day job is as a tattoo artist, but Arzú has worked heavily in the public domain in recent years. His experience has varied from private commission to contracts created in partnership with the City of Houston to various mural festivals in Texas. By adapting his work to the intended audience he is relatable, allowing people from all walks of life to connect and draw different meanings of his craft, color and composition. You can view updates on this exhibition and more of Alex’s work by following him on Instagram @alexarzu or @zuartco. Nos vemos!Part of Latino Art Now! and the Spring of Latino Art.