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As a spectator to claustrophobic psychological and physical states growing up in San Antonio’s Southside, Guzman’s monumental paintings are a byproduct of experiences, recordings, and environmental reflections. The artist abstracts the human figure to reflect the harm endured by the body, and the unrecognizable transformation brought on by years of punishment, addiction, relapse, and self-destruction.
We invite you to dive into Christopher Myers: of all creatures that can feel and think and John Guzman: Flesh and Bone with Erika Mei Chua Holum (assistant curator) and Nohelia Vargas Bolivar (docent). The conversational tour will explore how Myers’s fabric works, stained glass, and sculptures tell stories that mine the space between archive, myth, and the origin of ideas. We will uncover the methods and motivations behind the monumental paintings and drawings of John Guzman, which draw upon the artist’s experience living in San Antonio to make abstracted works including figurative elements, mining psychological and physical states.