Analise Minjarez (2022)
Francisco Josue Alvarado Araujo (2021)
With the park in transition, waiting for envelopment from its spring wardrobe, Sweet Pass invites a recent graduate to use the grounds as a studio and project space. Supported by a stipend and our facilities, we look for artists that can benefit from engaging with a large outdoor space. Each residency culminates with an open studio event which kicks off our new exhibition season.
Analise Minjarez researches the transformation, consumption, repurposing and healing qualities of material in her practice. She reconnects to her nature/magic through site, material and light. Minjarez received her B.F.A in Fibers from the University of North Texas in 2013 and recently an M.F. A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 2022. Minjarez has taught classes at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Latino Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Oil and Cotton, SAY Sí, and the Southwest School of Arts. Miniarez has exhibited at the Xolo Gallery in El Paso, 500X Gallery, Terrain Dallas, and the Nasher Sculpture Sculpture Center in Dallas as part of the 2020 Nasher Windows Series.
Francisco Josue Alvarado Araujo is an artist living in Fort Worth, Texas. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Texas Christian University in 2020 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas in 2015. Francisco works with found and donated materials to create site specific interventions and installations. There is an urgency to his work; arranging, balancing, and playing with what he refers to as “an object's principals”, attempting to make sculptures and situations levitate. The lot Sweet Pass inhabits, which has spent part of its life as an illegal dump, provided an interesting context for Araujo’s consideration of use, dilapidation, and assemblage. During his residency Francisco placed interventions through the park, rigging bicycles from the trees with knot forms that refer to shibari.