US In the Mix
Photo Essay by Ricardo Acevedo
Who: DiverseArts' New East Arts Gallery
What: Art Exhibit and Gallery Talk
Opening Reception July 12, 7 PM to 10 PM
Run of exhibit: Actual Dates Through
Where: New East Gallery@ Saltillo
1601 E. 5th St., Suite 106
Austin, TX 78702
(Open from 12 PM to 6 PM, Tuesday through Friday.
Saturday by appointment only)
DiverseArts is pleased to announce the opening of US: a photo-documentary chronicling the changing face of Austin and America in the context of the 2008 election year. During an election year characterized by the candidacy of the nation’s first mixed-race, presidential nominee, the photos, taken by Ricardo Acevedo, attempt to represent Austin’s “rainbow family” community: mixed-race individuals, families and couples. According to Acevedo, “American faces have become a feast of ethnic blending” representing “the beauty of our hybrid selves as earthlings, moving beyond the invisible borders of country and state.”
A California native, Ricardo “r/ace” Acevedo has been an Austin resident since 1998, gaining notoriety for his contributions to photography, music and film. His pioneering work in photographic painting lead Stacee Millangue of Austin's "Idea Gallery" to describe his work as defining “the possibilities of modern photography.” Acevedo’s work is sensual and vivid, embracing the human form in both its delicacy and power. Recently, his work has been accepted for exhibition in the prestigious Center for Fine Art Photography’s 2008 “International Artful Nude Competition.” Samples of Acevedo’s work, photographic, fine art, music and video, can be found at http://www.intherastudios.com/.
Please join us on July 12th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, for the opening reception and exhibition of US for a chance to view this exciting new project and meet the artist.