L.O.C.C.A.: Law Office Center for Citizenship and Art will host a program of art presentations on Sunday April 7th, 7pm - 9:30pm. Artist discussions will explore the intersection of art with science, nature and biology. We dialog with the presenting artists about their art practice working with the local eco-system; the body and performance; biological materials; the influence, mediation and methodology of science with the tools of science; and the relation of the Mexican-American, Hispanic and Latino/a/x culture, history and experience to bio-art. Attendees are invited to participate in a conversational exchange with the artists during the presentations. Artists Angel Lartigue, Sarah Sudhoff, Francis Almendárez and Jacqueline Posada will present their work on Sunday April 7th, RAIN or SHINE!
Artist presentation, panel discussion, audience Q&A:
Sunday, April 7th, 7pm - 9:30pm, featuring artists Angel Lartigue, Sarah Sudhoff, Francis Almendárez and Jacqueline Posada
Refreshments will be served.
Houston born Angel Lartigue dropped out of high school as a teenager and has since pursued his art practice in solitary research. Lartigue’s primary motivation is to investigate and redefine the relationship between the body and land through the use of organic matter as raw material. This concentration has led the artist to pursue training in forensic anthropology and human remains recovery. Lartigue was recently invited to take part in the 2019 artistic-laboratory residency, SymbioticA (University of Western Australia, Perth, AU) to forward this research and artistic exploration.
Sarah Sudhoff holds an M.F.A. in Photography from New York’s Parsons School of Design and a B.J. in Journalism and Photography from the University of Texas at Austin. She has received a 2017 Individual Artist Grant from Houston Arts Alliance for her recent body of work and is the Executive Director for the Texas Photographic Society. Sudhoff was awarded by The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2013) and exhibited internationally and across the U.S. at Galveston Arts Center, Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, Gray Duck Gallery in Austin, Filter Photo Festival and Roots & Culture in Chicago, and the DongGang International Photo Festival in South Korea.
Francis Almendárez is an interdisciplinary artist who traverses the intersections of history, ethnography and the arts. In attempt to make sense of and re-construct identity, he uses them as tools to address memory and trauma, specifically of migrant and queer bodies of Caribbean and Central American diasporas. His work, ranging from video installation to performance and text, incorporates music and storytelling, and brings to the foreground time, labor and rhythm.
Jacqueline Posada is a single-mother of many trades and a home cook with a green thumb. Ascending from a family of farmers she worked in the fields of Central Valley California during the early 80s picking various crops from walnuts to peppers. She is currently studying photography.