The exhibit, "Aliento a Tequila," reflects that mythical space where the weight of history and the tyranny of earth transcends into a spirit called tequila.
Tequila is the elixir that faithfully remains the guardian of Mexico's landscape, tradition and national identity. It is indeed that ancient lord of fire with a savage smile. In this landscape of blue agave, I discovered the traditions of culture and religion, both ancient and modern indigenous and foreign. Still there, amongst life, is the everyday toil of man, land and sky, unified in purpose to produce a spirit that is only true to the mythic character of Mexico and its people.
In total the exhibit is comprised of 39 total images, curated by Roy Flukinger, M.A. Senior Curator of Photography & Film at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.
2013 - 2014 Exhibit Schedule
June 28 - July 14, 2013 • Marfa, Texas
September 12 - October 14, 2013 • El Paso, Texas
October 30 - November 6, 2013 • Mesilla, New Mexico
March 2014 • Dallas, Texas
May 2014 • Houston, Texas
July 2014 • San Antonio, Texas
September 1 - November 30, 2014 • Austin, Texas (Mexican American Cultural Center)
Fall 2014 • Beijing, China