Where The Borders Meet:
Jonas Criscoe & Mai Gutierrez
Exhibition Dates: July 7 – August 5, 2023
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
ICOSA collective is proud to present Where the Borders Meet, an exhibition of new works by Jonas Criscoe & Mai Gutierrez exploring the cultural connections between Texas and Mexico. Through the use of natural materials, found objects and imagery, each artist expresses existence between the borders. Culturally not one or the other, but both simultaneously. The embodiment of how organic borders form via material, language, color, and form. No hard lines, but a region in between; the soft transition from one body to another.
Jonas Criscoe is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States, most notably the International Print Center in New York and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Criscoe has also been featured in various art publications, Including Art Lies and New American Painting and has been a Jerome Fellow at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking and a West Prize acquisition recipient. A native of Austin, Texas, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and the University of Texas at Austin, and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, he is on the Faculty of the Art School at The Contemporary Austin and Austin Community College and is a founding member of ICOSA.
Image: Left, Mai Gutierrez, “Primera Comunion”, Right, Jonas Criscoe, “The Rainbow”