Hear Our Voices
Institute of Hispanic Culture Houston
Curated by: Arielle Masson
Geraldina Interiano Wise
Maria Elena Rusinek
Hear Our Voices is a curated exhibit of paintings by 18 women artists from Latin America, living and working in Houston and the Greater Metropolitan area including the Woodlands, Katy, Richmond and Sugarland.
Many Genres are represented, including geometric and gestural abstraction, as well as figuration. In talking to the artists--who come from 7 Latin American countries--their voices are expressing themes of family, ancestry, and nature even in non-representational art.
Color, form and gesture are part of their vocabulary, formed during their years immersed in rich cultures of the Southern Hemisphere.
Arielle Masson, multicultural herself, has curated this exhibition with the deep understanding that each woman's voice comes from a unique place, and is unapologetic for the many styles and techniques represented. Ms. Masson was instrumental in the formation of the group LAWAH-Latin American Women in Art, Houston; most of the artists have been her students at the Glassell School of Art of the MFAH, where she has taught for the past twenty years.