San Antonio Artist Uses Emotionally Significant Artifacts to Explore Identity


  • Barbara Miñarro
Fresh off the rare honor (for an up-and-coming talent) of being featured in this year’s CAM Perennial exhibition, Monterrey-born, San Antonio-based artist Barbara Miñarro offers up a new body of work entitled “Between Us.”

Like most of Miñarro’s work, the exhibit, which will be on display through April 28, takes the form of textile installation. In her work with textiles, Miñarro repurposes fabrics that have emotional value to her and uses them to create works that “abstract the way [her] culture, language, and body conform” to new environments. Using emotionally significant artifacts, “signifiers of identity” from her homeland, Miñarro’s thoughtful work centers on the “idea that environments can effect identities, dictate relationships and change the way that bodies navigate through familial spaces and abstract borders.”

Free, opening reception Fri April 13 7-11pm, on view by appointment through April 28, Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery, 1704 Blanco Road, Suite 104, (512) 569-8134,
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