Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is pleased to present All You Can Eat, a solo exhibition by mixed-media artist Justin Favela. Featuring larger-than-life piñatas depicting a visual feast of Tex-Mex cuisine, from “nachos supreme” to “chili con carne,” this site-specific installation, which is both playful and challenging, is intended to generate conversation about popular culture, the politics of food, and the Latinx experience in the U.S. Don’t miss it this Saturday!
HCCC Curator Kathryn Hall explains the central ideas behind Favela’s installation: “Historically, food has been used as a powerful tool to unite people and to disarm adversaries. Through his work, Favela exposes the complex narratives found within the everyday meals people eat. His boisterously Texas-sized sculptures shed an absurd light on the dominant cultural narrative of Tex-Mex cuisine, and those who stake a claim on its authenticity, to examine its complicated relationship to Latinx identity in the United States.”
Having exhibited in museums all over the country and abroad, Favela strives to tear down institutional barriers through his artwork and social practice. With All, You Can Eat, he references the narratives of the Tejano people and raises awareness of issues related to cultural appropriation, while increasing the visibility of the Latinx community. This exhibit will be on display through September 1, 2019.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Since opening in September of 2001, HCCC has emerged as an important cultural and educational resource for Houston and the Southwest—one of the few venues in the country dedicated exclusively to craft at the highest level. HCCC provides exhibition, retail, and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators, and the community-at-large.
Don’t miss out on this visual feast! Admission to All You Can Eat at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is free. For more information about the exhibit, visit https://www.crafthouston.org.
At Hollow Tree Park Apartments in Houston, Texas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun during this premier event!
Saturday, August 3, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002