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Celia Alvarez Muñoz
"Stories Your Mother Never Told You"
September 3 - October 5, 2002

detail - click for larger imageThis catalogued traveling exhibition is a twenty-year survey of Celia Alvarez Muñoz's work. Artist's books, assemblage, large-scale works, traditional photographs and new technologies blend improvised personal stories with her distinctive Chicana perspective and express the artist's adult perception in a child's voice.

According to Benito Huerta, the curator of this exhibition, "Muñoz's work has evolved over the years from her more precious books to mural-size photographs and digital prints, and in recent years, to the creation of installations. Her work is poetic and gazes into the human soul, revealing human folly while weaving in concepts of language, culture, race and feminism. Her work has projected her into the forefront of Chicano/Latino art as well as the mainstream art world."

detail - click for larger imageMs. Muñoz has had numerous one person exhibitions from the Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, Florida to the Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena in San Francisco, California. Her work was included in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and in the traveling exhibition, "American Voices," sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute. Her work has also been collected by important museum collections around the country. She is currently hard at work on a public commission for the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport and is also collaborating with renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta on a design for the Latino Cultural Center in
Dallas, Texas.

In association with the exhibition, Ms. Muñoz will give a slide lecture about her work on Wednesday, September 25 at 12:30 pm in Room 148 of the Fine Arts Building on the UTA campus.

All events are free and open to the public. Exhibition was organized by Benito Huerta and will travel to the Galveston Art Center, the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin and the El Paso Museum after the Arlington exhibition. Slides and artist's resume available by request.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10 - 5 PM, Saturday 12 - 5 PM. Located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, Texas 76019.

For more information, contact Benito Huerta 817-272-3143 or Patricia Healy 817-272-5658.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Arlington Camera, Arlington Hilton, the City of Arlington, Dr. Catalina Garcia, the Hanley Foundation, Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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