Brownsville Artist Jesus Treviño Showcases Exhibition at IMAS

McAllen, TX- The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) invites viewers to delve into the intricate workings of Jesus Treviño’s memories and the profound impact of historical erasure. La Carrera Fading in the Sun is on exhibit now through August 19 at the IMAS. Community members may also meet the artist Saturday, July 15, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the museum located at 1900 West Nolana Avenue to learn more about his art and process.

The enigmatic depths of the human mind and the evocative power of memories take center stage in the captivating exhibition La Carrera Fading in the Sun by acclaimed artist Jesus Treviño. On view at International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen, TX, this thought-provoking collection delves into the artist’s recollections of his family ranch, “La Carrera,” located in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, from which he was distanced while growing up across the border in Brownsville, Texas. However, these artworks transcend the boundaries of personal memories, inviting viewers on a journey of their own memories.

With seventeen diverse pieces ranging from paintings to sculptures, Jesus Treviño invites visitors to unleash their imaginations and perceive these artworks as fragments of their own recollections. Through this shared experience, individuals are encouraged to observe, compare, role-play, and explore within the exhibition. In doing so, they embark on a transformative journey, gaining a fresh perspective not only on the subject at hand but also on the world that surrounds them.

Born in 1995 in Brownsville, Texas, Jesus Treviño holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (2018) and an MFA in Painting/Drawing from the University of Texas at Austin. His work is deeply rooted in his upbringing along the U.S./Mexico border and grapples with themes of historical erasure, human displacement, and the enduring personal, emotional, and social aftermath. Treviño’s artistic achievements include three solo exhibitions in Texas at Martha’s Contemporary, Austin (2022), the Presa House Gallery, San Antonio (2022, 2019), and a two-person show at Contra Common, Bee Cave (2021). Moreover, he has curated a group exhibition at the Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX (2020), and his artworks have been featured in numerous group exhibitions across the United States. Recently, Jesus Treviño participated in prestigious artist residencies such as the Desert Door Residency through Big Medium, Austin, TX (2022), the Rockland Residency in Belfair, WA (2022), and the renowned Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Madison, ME (2022). “La Carrera Fading in the Sun” is poised to captivate art enthusiasts and the public alike, provoking introspection and inviting viewers to connect with their own unique narratives.

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