In this new exhibit, Herrera and Jeck present videos that explore various themes. Herrera’s work examines identity as a Mexican American by limning the differences within each culture. In a satirical approach, her “Authentic Tamales” acknowledges consumerist America by altering her grandmother’s tamale recipe with American ingredients. “Puerta Abierta,” made in collaboration with Ernesto Stewart, is a charcoal animation that represents escaping inner turmoil.
Henry Jeck’s work addresses the saturation of sports imagery that exists in American culture. Using video installation, he combines sports and religion to comment on the mythicized role athletes attain among fanatics.
Micaela Herrera is native to Nashville with family from Celaya, Guanajuato. She currently studies Fine Art at Watkins with a fascination in wearable-sculpture and painting.
Henry Jeck was born in Chicago, IL, and raised in Nashville. He studied music from a young age as a trumpet player. Having been raised in a family of artists, he shifted his focus to visual art. Jeck is also a student at Watkins with a special interest in sculpture and video.