The latest exhibit from Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is by mixed-media artist Justin Favela. It features a visual-feast of large scale Tex-Mex cuisine piñatas, think nachos, a Margarita machine and more. The exhibit is playful in nature but intended to ignite a conversation about pop culture, the politics of food, and the Latinx experience in the U.S.
“Historically, food has been used as a powerful tool to unite people and to disarm adversaries. Through his work, Favela exposes the complex narratives found within the everyday meals people eat. His boisterously Texas-sized sculptures shed an absurd light on the dominant cultural narrative of Tex-Mex cuisine, and those who stake claim on its authenticity, to examine its complicated relationship to Latinx identity in the United States.” explains HCCC Curator Kathryn Hall
You won’t want to miss the Texas sized piñatas which will be on display at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft until September 1st.