Artists: Alexis Rivierre, Ana Hernandez, Janice Thacker, Bernardo Trevizo Jr.
Neighborhood: PALIMPSEST/ Barrio: PALIMPSESTO was an off-site iteration of Horizontes, the artist-driven community engagement art project that aimed to connect two underrepresented neighborhoods in north Wichita. Organized by Armando Minjarez, the exhibition featured the work of Wichita-based artists Alexis Rivierre, Bernardo Trevizo Jr., and Janice Thacker, together with New Orleans-based artist Ana Hernandez. Collectively the artists referenced the multilayered histories of these areas, illustrating ways in which we mark and experience residential communities. They utilized a variety of media that combined mapping, personal narrative, architecture and portraiture, to identify how the practices of redlining, urban planning, and gentrification have targeted racialized neighborhoods in Wichita and beyond. At the same time, the exhibition revealed the resilience of character that exists in these spaces in the face of ongoing systemic discrimination and attempts of erasure.
Banner: Dale Small, Neighborhood Map, 2018. Courtesy of Horizontes.