From the House's Mouth
Out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping with state and city ordinances, the opening of this exhibition was postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Freight was one of many galleries and art institutions nationally shuttered during this time. A small catalog of the works from the exhibition is now available.
+ Interview with curator, Liz Paris
+ Essay by art historian, Bianca Alvarez.
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A WORD FROM A STUDENT
Taking the Botanical Monotypes Workshop with Lisette Chavez was a really enjoyable experience! Her teaching style is engaging and she is extremely knowledgeable. Her blend of guided instruction, along with allowing participants the freedom to work independently, made it possible for me to really make the most of my time in the class. She shared thoughtful feedback and made suggestions that helped to strengthen my grasp of the techniques and materials. Overall, I came away with artwork that I was proud of, and a better understanding of the monotype process. -
—Stephanie Torress, Botanical Monotype Workshop Participant
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lisette Chavez was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, located on the southernmost tip of Texas near the Mexican border. She is a multi-disciplinary artist with interests in lithography, drawing, and installation-based work. Mirroring everyday life as she sees it, her work teeters on the edge of beauty and suffering. Although hesitant to expose her own family history and traumas, she understands how sharing personal experiences, both positive and negative, produces the discourse to help us better understand the human condition. Chavez earned her Master of Arts degree at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi and Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arizona. Her work is held in museums, universities, and private collections. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in Estonia, France, Egypt, Australia, and Mexico. She currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.