Houston Center for Photography (HCP) presents Joel Salcido : Aliento A Tequila. On view at Wells Fargo Plaza: May 2 – 30, 2014
Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 1000 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002. Presented by HCP and the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, University of Houston Law Center.
"The exhibit, "Aliento a Tequila," reflects that mythical space where the weight of history and the tyranny of earth transcends into a spirit called tequila. Tequila is the elixir that faithfully remains the guardian of Mexico's landscape, tradition and national identity.
It is indeed that ancient lord of fire with a savage smile. In this landscape of blue agave, I discovered the traditions of culture and religion, both ancient and modern indigenous and foreign. Still there, amongst life, is the everyday toil of man, land and sky, unified in purpose to produce a spirit that is only true to the mythic character of Mexico and its people."
In total the exhibit is comprised of 39 total images, curated by Roy Flukinger, M.A. Senior Curator of Photography & Film at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.
Pictured: Joel Salcido (Austin, TX) detail Atotonilco El Alto, 2012/2013, From the series Aliento A Tequila. Inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.
2014/05/02 - 2014/05/30
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