Colonia by Hector A. Ramirez
July 8 – August 26, 2022
Artist Talk + Opening Reception:
July 14, 2022 from 2 PM – 5 PM
Forum Gallery, Building F, Room F101
Brookhaven Campus, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
“Ramirez’ work hones in on the subject of identity coursing through contemporary art since the 1990s. Like most identity art, his work is narrative and illustrative, based on personal and cultural memories. It is not however autobiographical, transcending the particular through its mundane humor and the tactile, anti-illusionistic presence of plastic, concrete and foam rubber. The real components of every assemblage speak the language of the industrialized world, from a culturally informed point of view.”
- Dr. Frances Colpitt, from FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Hector A. Ramirez SENSE AND NONSENSE (Artillery Magazine)
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Dallas College is proud to present Colonia, the solo exhibition of Hector A. Ramirez which features several multimedia works including painting, readymade sculpture, video, and sound works. The exhibition will be on view from July 8, 2022, through April 29, 2022 at Forum Gallery on Brookhaven campus. An artist talk and opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 2 PM – 5 PM.
Ramirez looks at the world around him with a certain sense of playfulness. Taking inspiration from his life experiences in El Paso, he offers an ironic take on how cultural icons interact, blend, and evolve in the everyday. The artist often remixes familiar aspects of Mexican American identity with pop culture to create humorous and unexpected situations. The artist often remixes familiar aspects of Mexican American identity with pop culture to create humorous and unexpected situations.