March 5 – March 27, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, Mar 5, 2021 | 7 – 11 pm | Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we only accept viewings by appointment through March 27, 2021. Please email us at email@example.com to book today!
Presa House is pleased to welcome two new Texas talents. Both artists’ works are representational, technical and make their San Antonio debut with individual solo exhibitions. Lubbock artist Bailey Kidder primarily works in graphite and colored pencil to question, criticize, and challenge the view of the feminine gender role. Austin artist Wendy Yamilett‘s oil paintings explore themes of identity, race, and socio-economic status. Like a Girl and Present Tense open March 5, 2021, and will remain on view by appointment through March 27, 2021.
Bailey Kidder: Like a Girl
Bailey Kidder is an artist based in Lubbock, Texas and a recent Lubbock Christian University graduate. Kidder’s work focuses on exploring the uncomfortable, bringing a raw and personal perspective to women’s societal expectations. Through her practice, Kidder hopes that she can encourage and empower women. Like A Girl, her latest series is a visual conversation, turning insulting sayings of inferiority and push back to reinforce against female stereotypes and gender bias. Kidder uses graphite, pen, colored pencil, and pink, a color typically described as “a girl color,” to express aggression and represent the action of reclaiming and redefining the power and strength of doing things “like a girl.”
Learn more about Bailey Kidder at www.baileykidderart.com
Wendy Yamilett: Present Tense
Wendy Yamilett is an Austin-based multidisciplinary figurative artist and a graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton. A first-generation American of Honduran descent, her artwork focuses on the diversity of the human experience. In Present Tense, Yamilett uses various subjects in her paintings, mostly family and friends she photographs to capture the individual uniqueness, representing the varying racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Yamilett also frequently uses herself as the central figure to reference her personal experiences in finding a sense of place while assimilating within American society. Yamilett is a recent recipient of the Brown State of Mind Residency at the Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, Texas, and was awarded fourth runner-up in the 2020 Third Coast National Biennial at K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Learn more about Wendy Yamillett at www.wendyyamilett.com