Exploring Ancestry Through Textiles

October 13 – November 10, 2018

GREEN ROOM

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 5 – 6:30 pm

Lupita Carrasco was born an artist. At the age of four, she was already pouring out dreams and ideas onto paper. Lupita grew up an only child, raised by her mother who suffered from severe mental illness. Art in many forms was a much-needed coping mechanism for her tumultuous upbringing.

Lupita’s vibrant Mexican culture and traditional Roman Catholic upbringing command a strong presence in her work. Her paintings are as rich in emotion as they are in color and detail.

“This body of work is different than what I’m used to painting. It is an exploration of ethnicity and ancestry through the reproduction of textile patterns from many of the regions I have a DNA connection to. In working through this project, I have learned so much about humanity. Such similarities across vast ranges of cultural development. The need to express ourselves, tell stories, show status.” ~ Lupita Carrasco