Join Dr. Lorena Gauthereau, Digital Programs Manager for the U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Center at the University of Houston’s Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, for a discussion related to the exhibition, Troy Montes Michie: Rock of Eye.
Troy Montes Michie: Rock of Eye is an early-career survey for El Paso-born artist Troy Montes Michie, that brings together collages, assemblages, and sculptural works that center magazine images of the Black male body with sculptural works that trace the social history of the zoot suit. draw the contours of body and place. Heavily informed by his experiences living along the U.S.-Mexico border, Montes Michie utilizes textiles, garments, and archival materials from newsprint to erotic magazines to subvert dominant narratives, and investigating the ways in which bodies of marginalized communities are frequently erased, fetishized, idealized, and criminalized. In this talk, Dr. Gauthereau will discuss fashion as resistance, the significance of archival histories, recovery/re-presentation of histories, and the U.S.-Mexico border in relation to the exhibition.
Light lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional books and resources will also be available for purchase onsite courtesy of Basket Books.
RSVPs via Eventbrite are required for this event as space is limited.
Location and Accessibility
This event will consist of a walk-through of the exhibition in the Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery, located on the lower level of the Museum. Please note: no seating will be provided as the talk will encompass the entire gallery space.
Please review CAMH’s safety protocols here. Socially distancing and face masks are encouraged to be worn throughout the event.
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About Dr. Lorena Gauthereau
Dr. Lorena Gauthereau is the Digital Programs Manager for the U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Center at the University of Houston’s Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage program. She is currently a fellow for the Rare Book School-Mellon Foundation Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage and serves on the Executive Committee for the Association of Computers and the Humanities. She teaches interdisciplinary courses through UH’s Center for Mexican American Studies. Previously, Dr. Gauthereau served as a Council on Library Information Resources (CLIR)-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Data Curation at Recovery and as the Americas Studies Researcher for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded Our Americas Archive Partnership at Rice University. She received her PhD in English Literature and her MA in Hispanic Studies, both from Rice University. She is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and grew up on the U.S.-Mexico border.