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  • ICAA Record ID
    803261
    TITLE
    A piece of my heart = Pedacito de mi corazon / by Carmen Lomas Garza
    IN

     A piece of my heart/pedacito de mi corazón : the art of Carmen Lomas Garza. -- New York, NY : The New Press and the Laguna Gloria Art Museum (Austin,TX), 1991.

    DESCRIPTION
    p. 11-13
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Lomas Garza, Carmen . "A piece of my heart = Pedacito de mi corazon" In A piece of my heart/pedacito de mi corazón : the art of Carmen Lomas Garza, 11-13. Exh. cat., New York, NY : The New Press and the Laguna Gloria Art Museum (Austin,TX), 1991.
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Synopsis

This artist’s statement by Carmen Lomas Garza was included in the catalogue for the exhibition of her work, A Piece of My Heart/Pedacito de Mi Corazón, which traveled to various cities in the states of Texas, California, and Illinois, in 1991. In her statement, Lomas Garza describes her bittersweet experiences growing up as a bilingual child in Texas and how these experiences influenced her decision to become active in the Chicano social and political movement through her art. According to Lomas Garza, the intention behind her art is to share her personal experiences with all people, not only the Chicano community, in order for them to see their common humanity.  

Annotations

Carmen Lomas Garza is one of the key Chicana artists, both in her native Texas and in California’s Chicano art movement, who has received international as well as national mainstream art recognition. This poetic and eloquent essay not only serves as the introduction to her traveling exhibition, but also functions as an artist manifesto. Originally presented at the Contextual Symposium: A Challenge to Institutions at the San Francisco Institute in 1990, Lomas Garza cites the personal and artistic decisions that have marked her career as an artist, the influence of the Chicano art movement on her and her South Texas community, and her thoughts on the important role that Chicano art can play in enacting social change.

Researcher
Tere Romo
Team
Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Credit
Courtesy of the private archives of Carmen Lomas Garza, San Francisco, CA
Courtesy of the Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX