"Campos de Esperanza"
Opening reception: August 12
Exhibit Dates: August 12 – September 9, 2023
BMFA opens Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm
Wednesdays open until 8:00 p.m.
General entrance $5 per adult, $2.50 per child 12 and under.
“My work gives lost voices an identity. By embellishing these missing people’s clothes, I give them a voice, and I give their families a voice. ”
- Jessie Burciaga
Jesse Burciaga (b.1990) is an artist working in installation, printmaking, sculpture, and
assemblage. Born between the border towns of Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros Tamaulipas,Mexico. His work reflects his strong and longstanding interest in socio-political issues along the U.S. Mexico border. Burciaga’s work shows vulnerability by accepting the painful truth and the contemporary reality of La Frontera. Rather than relying on pain as a focal point, Burciaga uses it as an anchor, tethering the realm of dreams, the subconscious, and the spiritual. His work is honest to the experiences of loss and grief, without discounting the hope for a better tomorrow. Burciaga received his BFA from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and his MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He currently resides and works in Brownsville, Texas, where he teaches printmaking at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
To know more about the artist, visit https://www.instagram.com/jburciaga_art/?hl=en
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