Art Exhibit: ESTEBAN RAMÓN PÉREZ: "Distorted Myths"

October 10, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Staniar Gallery
Lexington, VA 24450


Staniar Gallery Art Exhibit: ESTEBAN RAMÓN PÉREZ: Distorted Myths

Monday, October 10 - Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall, Lenfest Center
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Lecture & reception: Tuesday, October 11, 5:30pm. Wilson Concert Hall, Lykes Atrium

In his interdisciplinary works, artist Esteban Ramón Pérez often incorporates materials such as leather and embroidery, paying homage to his experience growing up in his father's upholstery shop. Drawing on his West Coast Chicanx experience, his practice can be seen as an expression of rasquache aesthetics, an approach to art-making based on a theory developed by Tomas Ybarra-Frausto to describe "an underdog perspective, a view from los de abajo [from below]." Pérez describes his work as "an interrogation and excavation of my subjective memory, spirituality, fragmented history, and social political reality." Pérez has exhibited widely since receiving his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art in 2019. In 2020 he was selected for the prestigious NXTHVN Fellowship program and his a 2022 recipient of the Los Angeles Artadia Award. Admission is free.