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Presa House will present the return of Rio Grande Valley artist, Josie Del Castillo, who will debut a new series of oil paintings in the solo exhibition, "Self-Concepts."

Del Castillo is a figurative painter born and raised in Brownsville. In 2020, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Best known for her vivid portraits, Del Castillo focuses on the empowerment of the female form, personal growth, and reflections of her Mexican American upbringing on La Frontera. Like most borderland cities, Del Castillo's hometown of Brownsville is culturally and politically complex. Yet, Del Castillo ignores negative representations and perpetuated stereotypes of the region and its border communities by politicians and news media. Instead, she focuses on representing the region with warmth and positivity through colorful depictions as vibrant as its people.

Her work combines self-portraiture, portraits of community members, the scenic landscapes of the Rio Grande Valley Most recently, she’s incorporated her fondness for plants, which she sees as a symbol of growth.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through June 26.

Presa House will present the return of Rio Grande Valley artist, Josie Del Castillo, who will debut a new series of oil paintings in the solo exhibition, "Self-Concepts."

Del Castillo is a figurative painter born and raised in Brownsville. In 2020, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Best known for her vivid portraits, Del Castillo focuses on the empowerment of the female form, personal growth, and reflections of her Mexican American upbringing on La Frontera. Like most borderland cities, Del Castillo's hometown of Brownsville is culturally and politically complex. Yet, Del Castillo ignores negative representations and perpetuated stereotypes of the region and its border communities by politicians and news media. Instead, she focuses on representing the region with warmth and positivity through colorful depictions as vibrant as its people.

Her work combines self-portraiture, portraits of community members, the scenic landscapes of the Rio Grande Valley Most recently, she’s incorporated her fondness for plants, which she sees as a symbol of growth.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through June 26.

Presa House will present the return of Rio Grande Valley artist, Josie Del Castillo, who will debut a new series of oil paintings in the solo exhibition, "Self-Concepts."

Del Castillo is a figurative painter born and raised in Brownsville. In 2020, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Best known for her vivid portraits, Del Castillo focuses on the empowerment of the female form, personal growth, and reflections of her Mexican American upbringing on La Frontera. Like most borderland cities, Del Castillo's hometown of Brownsville is culturally and politically complex. Yet, Del Castillo ignores negative representations and perpetuated stereotypes of the region and its border communities by politicians and news media. Instead, she focuses on representing the region with warmth and positivity through colorful depictions as vibrant as its people.

Her work combines self-portraiture, portraits of community members, the scenic landscapes of the Rio Grande Valley Most recently, she’s incorporated her fondness for plants, which she sees as a symbol of growth.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through June 26.

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WHERE

Presa House Gallery
725 S. Presa St.
San Antonio, TX 78210
http://presahouse.com/portfolio/june-2021/

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