Curated by Kevin Burns, the upcoming CAM Perennial, Ghostly Demarcations, features the work of eight El Paso/Juárez and San Antonio artists who investigate structures and origins, be they societal, cosmological, familial, or personally constructed through memory and experience. Using various media, these artists simultaneously construct conceptual frameworks, address their tenuousness, and critique and upend them.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Animales de Poder , an El Paso / Juárez-based artist collective, critiques cultural and societal structures of power through multimedia, research-based installations.
Kim Bauer ’s abstracted intaglio and relief prints of scaffolding, construction materials, found objects, and track-like patterns explore form-making and natural cycles of building, destroying, and rebuilding.
Therese Bauer ’s drawings and collages investigate fragility and delicacy, objectivity and subjectivity, and incorporate revision, erasure, and reassembled images.
Audrey LeGalley addresses heritage and domesticity, conveying familial anxiety and fragility through the medium of ceramics.
Ingrid Leyva studies the complexity of the El Paso / Juárez border region—its duality, divisiveness, tenuousness, and permeability—through diptych photographs of empty rooms and sparsely inhabited streets.
Amada Miller explores the origins of life at a simultaneously cosmological and intimately human level using elemental media such as sound and water.
Barbara Miñarro , using ceramics, found material, and human hair, explores familial heritage and tradition, simultaneously critiquing and embracing its influence.
Katie Pell , through recent and never-before-exhibited works, explores narrative structure, composition, and dynamics of hierarchy.