Exhibition: Oct 26, 2005 – Jan 22, 2006

Borders worldwide carve out adjacent regions of flux. While governmental currencies and economies may remain distinct, with each crossing the fluid realms of language and culture blend. The resulting hybrid zones of neither/nor reflect hierarchical complexities of colonial histories and create uniquely rich landscapes that unconsciously and deliberately pull from both sides.

The group exhibition Spanglish offers distinct contemporary perspectives on the hybridity of South Texas. Recent pieces by San Antonians describe the region as Mexican and American, not a reduction of either. Included works offer reflexive responses to the everyday, political gestures toward a troubling history, and the realities of the language and culture of Spanglish.

Kate Green

Assistant Curator