Details:

This painting depicts a coming-of-age moment from the artist's childhood when she was given a choice to beg for American food or to learn from her tías. This decision left a significant imprint on the artist and represents a type of recurring scenario she continues to grapple with.
Unframed

① Artwork:

sunday morning con nopales

This painting depicts a coming-of-age moment from the artist's childhood when she was given a choice to beg for American food or to learn from her tías—the Spanish word for aunts. This decision left a significant imprint on the artist and represents a type of recurring scenario she continues to grapple with. The artist finds forms for her works in the fallibility of memory. Many of her paintings feature fragmented, partial or multiple childhood memories of growing up in an immigrant household in the suburbs of western Texas.

b chehayeb's work explores the reconstruction of memories and sensations warped by nostalgia, gender, language and cultural hybridity. The artist perforates her compositions' semi-abstract fields of luscious texture and color with an ever-growing lexicon of symbols—including cowboy boots, stars, horses, snakes, ladders, furniture and the letter ñ.

Specs:

11 inches
14 inches

③ Artist:

B Chehayeb

b chehayeb’s paintings, prints and drawings reconstruct failed memories and depict sensory experiences warped by nostalgia, gender, language and cultural hybridity. The artist’s compositions feature semi-abstract fields of luscious texture, gesture and color. These fields are perforated by chehayeb’s growing lexicon of symbols—including cowboy boots, stars, horses, snakes, ladders, furniture and the letter ñ—allowing anecdotes, spaces and emotions to emerge.

B Chehayeb:
sunday morning con nopales, 2020
Oil on panel
14.0 × 11.0 inches /