Name Descriptor: Con Safo (Group)×
  • [Letter] 1974 September 6, San Antonio, Tejas [to] Rudy Treviño
    Martínez, César Augusto, 1944-; Peña, Amado Maurilio, 1943-; Lomas Garza, Carmen, 1948-
    1974
    This document was written under the letterhead “Tres” [Three], yet signed by artists Carmen Lomas Garza, Amado Maurilio Peña, and César Augusto Martinez. The authors outline their reasons for resigning from the collective Con Safo [sometimes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849230

  • An interview with César A. Martinez
    Quirarte, Jacinto, 1931-
    1999
    In this interview with Jacinto Quirarte, César Martinez recounts his early years and education at Texas A&I in Kingsville. While studying as an artist, he was attracted to Abstract Expressionism and color field painting, although involvement [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849046

  • Barrio to Museum
    Moser, Charlotte
    1977
    Charlotte Moser begins her review of the 1977 exhibition Dale Gas: Chicano Art of Texas by stating its importance as the first major exhibition of Chicano art in Texas. Moser also describes the size of the show in terms of number of artworks and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849161

  • Con Safo
    Con Safo (Group)
    1970
    The brochure begins with a part dictionary, part humorous definition of the words “Con Safo,” which is followed by an anonymous short essay that functions as a manifesto for the Con Safo artist collective. In it, the group outlines the reality of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849419

  • Dále Gas: Chicano art of Texas
    Martinez, Santos
    This is a curatorial statement published in the catalog for the 1977 exhibition Dále Gas: Chicano Art of Texas. The exhibition’s curator, Santos Martinez, Jr., defines the term “Chicano” as referring to a highly politicized, radical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849251

  • Introduction
    Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-
    1986
    In this document Tomás Ybarra-Frausto discusses the philosophical and sociological underpinnings of Chicano art. He links its development to the political goals of the Chicano movement, describing the work of Chicano artists as a model for freedom [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848932

  • Santa Barraza : a borderlands chronicle
    Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-
    2001
    Tomás Ybarra-Frausto situates Santa Barraza’s work as part of a cultural reclamation project that accompanied the Chicano movement. According to Ybarra-Frausto, Barraza developed a visual vocabulary that explored mestizo identity in the Texas/ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 846153