Changarrito: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin TX !!

Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016 

June 18 – August 28, 2016 (Annex Gallery)

Opening Reception
Date:  Friday, June 17, 2016
Time:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
Activity:  Art Button-Making and Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda

The second exhibition, in the Annex gallery, highlights works of art acquired during theChangarrito Residencies at the Mexic-Arte Museum.

Since 2012, the curators from the Mexic-Arte Museum have selected over 45 artists to participate in the Changarrito Project.  

Image: Changarrito Residency with Ender Martos, March 2015

Image: Changarrito Residency with Natalia Rodriguez, October 2015

Artists display their artworks on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum. Everything for sale is accessible in price, and one hundred percent of the sales proceeds go to the artists. True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latina/o and Latin American art.

The exhibition will feature works collected by the Museum during these Residencies from 2015–2016. The art on display ranges from toys, serigraphs, paintings, sketches, zines (small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images) and other portable works of art.

Image: Selections from the Changarrito Collection: 2012-2014 exhibition, Mexic-Arte Museum 2015. Photo by ChrisCaselli.

Select Changarrito Project Artists:
Alejandra Almuelle; Andrew Anderson; Briar Bonifacio; Daniel CobosFaustinus Deraet; John Gonzalez; Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective; Ender Martos; John Medina; Pedro Perez; Josue Rawmirez; Coco Rico; Natalia Rodriguez; Lys SantamariaSixto-Juan Zavala; Raquel Zawrotny.

Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda

Image: Hector Carmona Miranda, Remembering how I used to burn my toys as a kid, 2015. Photography. 16" x 20".

Dates and Times:
Friday, June 17 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, June 18 from 12:00-3:00 PM
Saturday, June 25 from 12:00-3:00 PM
Sunday, June 26 from 12:00-3:00 PM

Hector Carmona Miranda (b. 1979 in Mexico City) was encouraged to pursue the arts from a young age. He move to El Paso in 2009 and Austin in 2011.  After spending a decade working as a designer and 3D modeler, he graduated with his B.F.A. in Studio Art (emphasis on Photography) from the University of Texas at Austin.

His work explores how traditional materials such as metals fit together to form new materials such as 3D shapes.  Coming from a long line of metal workers and metallurgists is what prompted him to experiment with blacksmithing in combination with 3D printing.  After he finishes a piece, he uses lighting and a camera (digital and film) to enhance the different patterns and footprints that each of the materials and techniques produces with the final product being the photographic image.

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