Victoria Suescum 

​​​​Growing up in Panama there were no art museums. Instead, my native visual environment  is hand painted signage with imagery created by non-academically taught artists. These can be found in the Spanish speaking portions of the Americas, including San Antonio where I have lived since 1988. I love the vernacular signage: their odd color combinations, strange perspective and wild shifts in scale. I adopt these qualities in my own work morphing the images into new and personal combinations.  For the past twenty years my work has explored the painting style of signage with imagery on the walls of shops (tiendas) such as beauty parlors, hardware stores, butcher shops and auto repair shops.

At another venue, "Mangos, Maniguetas y Palanganas" is on exhibit at Centro de Artes until August as part of the exhibit curated by Kathy Vargas titled "A Woman's Place is..."

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"Mi Museo esta en la calle: An Abbreviated Retrospective" will open April 14, 6-9 p.m. at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Visit the Guadalupe Cultural Arts center between April 14 and August 5 to view work which has not been exhibited in almost thirty years. This painting, with its inflatable vinyl frame, went to the Venice Biennale and has never been exhibited in the United States. There will be FREE Tarot readings, food by Chamoy City Limits, fabulous paletas and a pop up by Honeysuckle Tea time. 723 S. Brazos St. San Antonio, TX  78207