Artist Fred Villanueva’s exhibition titled The Trayectorias, which translates to “trajectory” or “path,” presents past artistic explorations that Villanueva has re-mixed to create new paintings, drawings, and installations. Drawing on Mexican traditions of “Altares” (Altars) and folkloric dance, Villanueva’s series of installations bring together a cohesive vision of a seemingly disjointed world and suggest a hidden, surrealist world beyond what is immediately visible. The Trayectorias also offers viewers a glimpse into the artist’s creative process through the presentation of works at different points of completion. Through this exhibition Villanueva strives to find unity and common ground among contemporary indigenous art forms that honor tribal traditions in a post-colonial world.
Center for Queer Prairie Studies
December 2, 2022-January 22, 2023