During her Austin residency in Spring 2020, Carmen Argote created a site-specific installation referencing the VAC’s unique architectural features and disrupting the division between inside and outside.
Argote’s multidisciplinary practice draws upon the specific spaces she inhabits.
For her VAC exhibition, Me At Market, Argote created a large-scale textile piece from untreated linen. The pattern mimics that of the concrete pavers in the gallery’s courtyard and continues onto the floor below.
Because of the large scale of Argote’s work in Me At Market, the piece was unable to be removed from the gallery without some modifications. Argote decided to break her work into smaller parts to share with other people.
You can create your own postcards from your art! Once you finish your art piece, try cutting it into different parts. Send the smaller pieces to friends and family you haven’t seen in a while to show them you care.
Repeat the process and play around with new materials until you have enough to send to all your loved ones. You just might inspire them to create their own works of art!