Saturday, October 03, 2015

The Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog, Eyegiene, and Mextasy are all now on Instagram!

One click and you are there!


One of the #mextasy prints from the UTEP show last year! #mextasytv coming soon! mad info? hit the URL in my bioblurb

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Demi Lovato, Mexican-American, Latina Celebrity, Nude, in Vanity Fair Magazine or "Who says Latinas/os in Hollywood don't get enough exposure?"

Some of the images are striking, star Demi Lovato fierce, sans makeup...



...others are provocative, still strong, but also very 21st century edgy, "meta"



...the whole premise of the shoot is Lovato's rawness, strength, spontaneity, but there is something else working there as well, the reincarnation of a trope documented throughout Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucination of the "Mexican" in America. There, illustrated ad nauseum, is revealed the birth of the sexualized, cinematic "Mexican"--an organism whose sexuality comes before the psyche, in fact, a sexuality that is always already writ large, in the genes and on the forehead.

Patrick Ecclesine's photographic collaboration with Lovato reveals a star in metamorphosis and while we cannot look away (nor should we), we should also understand the dynamics of that glance.

See the backstory, with video, here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

More Latin American Stereotypes Than You Can Shake a Stick At... #mextasy #textmex @eyegiene

I love Pappy's comics blog--one of the best in the biz!  And I love the treasure trove of stuff he unearths and shares; with or without knowing it, he has curated one of the best short histories of Latina/o representation available on the net!  A grand tip of the sombrero to Pappy!

Here's his latest find!  Click the image for the entire story:


Monday, September 28, 2015

The Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog on FACEBOOK!