06/11/1996 - 08/03/1996

Art Museum of South Texas

Seventy contemporary silkscreen prints created by Self Help Graphics in Los Angles, California. Images for this exhibition were drawn from the cultural experiences of the Latino community-religion and folklore, dreams and memories, food, family, home, heroes, history, works, immigration, and injustice. The studio was founded in the decade leading up to the exhibition to bring Hispanic artists together to create narrative prints and to explore social and artistic issues. Self Help Graphics has been instrumental in defining the Chicano art movement in southern California. Since the late 1960’s this art, with its easily recognizable imagery, bright colors and incisive statement, has gained national prominence across the country.