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Open Reception: Eva Marengo Sanchez: First Person
Presa House is pleased to present new works by San Antonio artist Eva Marengo Sanchez. “First Person” opens with a special reception on First Friday, December 6, from 6 to 11 pm, and will remain on view through December 28, 2019. The exhibition is a continuation of Sanchez’s signature food painting series. The new collection of oil paintings includes Louisiana crawfish, a pack of H-E-B original flour tortillas, a tub of Canel’s chewing gum, and a convenience store carry-out bag complete with a 6 pack of Modelo, Mexican Coke, American Spirit cigarettes, and Trojan condoms. Each oil painting is painstakingly crafted with particular attention to scale and composition, stripped of all nonessential information, and placed on a stark white backdrop to elevate what is commonplace and to create a new iconic symbol of her bi-cultural and Tex-Mex experience. “Each of my paintings represents snapshots into moments and reoccurring themes in my life that tell a larger story about geography and culture.” Since 2017 Sanchez has exhibited her food paintings at galleries throughout San Antonio and recently completed a mural titled “The Rise of the Concha” at the San Antonio International Airport as a part of the San Antonio Street Art Initiative.