The All-New Michael Menchaca Exhibit Questions the Tech Movement, and It Is Not Worth Missing
Situated in the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District, Lawndale Art Center is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center that engages Houston communities with exhibitions and programs that explore the aesthetic, critical, and social issues of our time.
Join us this weekend on Saturday, December 7th for Michael Menchaca’s The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex) exhibit!
In The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex), Michael Menchaca visualizes how the growing tech industry—largely based out of Silicon Valley—is infiltrating traditional Latinx family customs in the United States. On large scale, Menchaca explores the imagery and themes from his eponymously-titled series through a variety of media, including a site-specific wallpaper installation, new paintings, drawings, screen, and digital print, videos, and virtual reality.
The artist, Michael Menchaca, received his BFA from Texas State University in 2011 and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015. He was a Visual Arts Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center from 2015 – 2016 in Provincetown, MA, and is a recipient of the 2019 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fund for the Arts Grant. Through 2020, he is co-curating the New York/San Antonio exhibition Xicanx: New Visions with Suzy González.
Admission is free for all exhibitions and public programs. For more information, please call (713) 528-5858.
Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why The Enclave at Woodbridge Apartments in Sugar Land, Texas is urging you to join in all of the excitement at this event! Don’t be shy—plenty of fun awaits in the greater neighborhood beyond our beautiful apartment community.
Saturday, December 7, 2019—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002