Dec. 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – Dec. 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Cover image artwork: Jennifer Battaglia, You Look Tired, Archival Inkjet Print Mounted on Aluminum, 12” x 18”, 2020
About the Artist
El Paso, TX native, Jennifer Battaglia, is a Mexican/Italian American conceptual artist currently residing in Houston. She received her BA in Media Production from the University of Houston where she concentrated on photography, video, and graphic design. She currently works as the media editor for the popular Texas online art publication, Glasstire. Battaglia utilizes both traditional and digital mediums—collage and assemblage, and digital video and photography—to curate connections between the subconscious mind and day-to-day experiences associated with advancements in technology, changes in family values and social norms, and current events. Each experience is heightened by the anxious mind to form an alternate reality that is hyper nostalgic yet unfamiliar.
Coming from a background in professional product photography I tend to often use inanimate objects in my work. Challenging current affairs by juxtaposing contemporary technology with obsolete house-hold items, such as rotary telephones and exhausted mid-20th century housewares. I find that these devices lend a sense of comfort through familiarity, ease of routine, and kitsch aesthetic. Aside from using objects in a staged setting I also take to the streets, documenting the world around me to find connections between societal borders.
Changarrito cart December 6 & 30
Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.
Jennifer Battaglia will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on December 6th and 30th, 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy her artwork and get to know her in person!