José Villalobos

May 10—Jun 22, 2024

José Villalobos’ multimedia work conveys the effects of machismo within Norteño culture. His sculpture and performance display a nuanced and proud connection to his Mexican heritage, despite its perpetuation of violent undercurrents of homophobia.

Villalobos will be in residence this spring in the leadup to a solo exhibition of his new work, Diseñando Masculinidades / Designing Masculinities.

 


Visual Arts Residency

May-June 2024

José Villalobos’ multimedia work conveys the effects of machismo within Norteño culture. His sculpture and performance display a nuanced and proud connection to his Mexican heritage, despite its perpetuation of violent undercurrents of homophobia.

During his residency at ArtYard, Villalobos will delve into the intricacies of vaquero boot design for a new body of work. Historically, cowboy boots have been synonymous with masculinity and power. And yet, their ornate, even flamboyant embroidery suggests something different. Diseñando Masculinidades explores this cultural tradition.