Houston’s Spring of LatinX Art
Updated: Apr 8, 2020
By Laura August | Arts and Culture Texas | March 15, 2019
Gerardo Rosales, Cosmic Angel, constellation 1, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 in. Image courtesy of the artist.
With exhibitions and performances at more than 20 venues across the city, Houston’s spring of Latino art is in full-swing. Developed around the Latino Art Now! (LAN!) Conference at the University of Houston (April 4-6), the event has become a city-wide cultural season, the only Latino-led event of its scale in Houston’s history, boasting an impressive roster of exhibitions and events across the city.
“This work centers around my experience as an immigrant, and the experience of many immigrants that come from Latin America, looking for the chance for a better life,” says Rosales. “When they arrive, they find that this city also mirrors the life full of difficulties from which they were fleeing. This is a very special opportunity to be able to share my story, to share the story of these immigrants who live invisibly in the city.” — Gerardo Rosales