de stijl | PODIUM FOR ART is pleased to present “En Bola”, an exhibit featuring Austin collective Los Outsiders working in tandem with a trio of Texas artists.
Using the occasion of this exhibition as an example of the Los Outsiders’ ethos of opportunity-making, “En Bola” pairs each of the Los Outsiders members — Michael Anthony Garciá, Roberto Jackson Harrington and Hector Hernandez — with a different artist.
Garciá, Harrington and Hernandez each invited an artist from outside Austin to collaborate on an art-making venture for “En Bola.”
“We each picked artists whose work we liked and wanted to see more of and artists who haven’t exhibited in Austin before,” said Garciá.
The collaborative art-making of “En Bola” will yield mixed-media installations, manipulated photography and altered paintings.
“En Bola” is a Spanish phrase meaning “a gathered group.”
Explains Garciá: “This exhibit is about creating bridges. All three of us Los Outsiders are Latinos from Texas border towns and so bridges were a part of our lives, connecting us to our culture and family in Mexico. This exhibit is also about the importance of connecting with each other and creating alliances across distances and cultural boundaries to be able to survive in our country’s current political climate.”
Location: W 31st St, Austin, TX-78705
Date: Jun 10-Aug 12, 2017