Changarrito with José Villalobos, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
Changarrito with José Villalobos,
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
August, 19th – 27th
August Changarrito Residency with José Villalobos - Flamboyant Ego
Saturday, August 19 from 10:30 – 4:30pm at the
Artisan Mercado on Congress and 5th
Sunday, August 20 from 12:00 – 4:00pm
Saturday, August 26 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday August 27 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
José Villalobos grew up on the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016. Raised in a traditional conservative family, his work largely centers on body image, selfidentity as a gay man. Villalobos explores traditional "masculine" objects and softens the virility of these objects. By making subtle ambiguities, the macho-ness of these objects become delicate.
The Changarrito by Villalobos, Flamboyant Ego, will feature
prints, drawings, paintings along with jewelry and pins from his
design-line Joterias (IG: joteriasxjose), which includes
handmade necklaces embellished with glitter, soil, and prickly
pear seeds on a leather cord and included a mini zine!
His two-dimensional works for the Changarrito center on
iconography of the Charro or Mexican Cowboy—a fun and
fitting topic for Villalobos to explore with flamboyance, since the
Mexican horseman traditionally dressed in form-fitting and
elaborately decorated outfits.