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Presa House will present two new exhibitions by San Antonio-based artists Galileo Gonzalez and Eva Marengo Sanchez.

"En Honor" was inspired by Gonzalez's late cousin, Nestor Zelaya, who he lost on Christmas day in 2006. Gonzalez memorializes his late family members and friends through a collection of portraits, family photographs and installation that reflects on his loss, his relationship with each subject and the influence they had on his life.

"First Person" is a continuation of the signature food paintings Sanchez has come to be well known for. The new series of oil paintings includes Louisiana crawfish, a pack of H-E-B original flour tortillas, a tub of Canel’s chewing gum, and a convenience store carry-out bag complete with a 6 pack of Modelo, Mexican Coke, American Spirit cigarettes, and Trojan condoms. Each oil painting is painstakingly crafted with particular attention to scale and composition, stripped of all nonessential information, and placed on a stark white backdrop to elevate what is commonplace and to create a new iconic symbol of her bi-cultural and Tex-Mex experience.

Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display through December 28.

Presa House will present two new exhibitions by San Antonio-based artists Galileo Gonzalez and Eva Marengo Sanchez.

"En Honor" was inspired by Gonzalez's late cousin, Nestor Zelaya, who he lost on Christmas day in 2006. Gonzalez memorializes his late family members and friends through a collection of portraits, family photographs and installation that reflects on his loss, his relationship with each subject and the influence they had on his life.

"First Person" is a continuation of the signature food paintings Sanchez has come to be well known for. The new series of oil paintings includes Louisiana crawfish, a pack of H-E-B original flour tortillas, a tub of Canel’s chewing gum, and a convenience store carry-out bag complete with a 6 pack of Modelo, Mexican Coke, American Spirit cigarettes, and Trojan condoms. Each oil painting is painstakingly crafted with particular attention to scale and composition, stripped of all nonessential information, and placed on a stark white backdrop to elevate what is commonplace and to create a new iconic symbol of her bi-cultural and Tex-Mex experience.

Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display through December 28.

Presa House will present two new exhibitions by San Antonio-based artists Galileo Gonzalez and Eva Marengo Sanchez.

"En Honor" was inspired by Gonzalez's late cousin, Nestor Zelaya, who he lost on Christmas day in 2006. Gonzalez memorializes his late family members and friends through a collection of portraits, family photographs and installation that reflects on his loss, his relationship with each subject and the influence they had on his life.

"First Person" is a continuation of the signature food paintings Sanchez has come to be well known for. The new series of oil paintings includes Louisiana crawfish, a pack of H-E-B original flour tortillas, a tub of Canel’s chewing gum, and a convenience store carry-out bag complete with a 6 pack of Modelo, Mexican Coke, American Spirit cigarettes, and Trojan condoms. Each oil painting is painstakingly crafted with particular attention to scale and composition, stripped of all nonessential information, and placed on a stark white backdrop to elevate what is commonplace and to create a new iconic symbol of her bi-cultural and Tex-Mex experience.

Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display through December 28.

WHEN

WHERE

Presa House Gallery
725 S. Presa St.
San Antonio, TX 78210
http://presahouse.com/portfolio/december-2019/

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