South Campus Gallery Presents Fall Exhibit

Oct 25, 2023Bradly Brown
LIke Dust Exhibit

San Jacinto College South Campus Gallery is pleased to present Like Dust, I Lose All Form Once I Hit Water, a group exhibition featuring works by J. Bilhan, Evan Coleman, F. Tibiezas Dager, Eric Hernandez, M.A. Guevara, and Christien Vargas.


The exhibition addresses the melancholic violence that has defined contemporary political identification processes and how these have composed our approach to recognition in the archive space. Rather than witnessing through a frame, window, or mirror of identity, these artists invite viewers to dissolve their subjectivity in the porous border between visual and verbal.


How can a structure of feeling devolve into one of language? The oscillation between these two creates an erotic telepathy (a feeling from afar). A shifting between distance and closeness, a drive to desire, to touch, to brush against, and to sense a "past" we cannot hold. Not as subjects seeking a point of origin to which we can return and fill our holes but rather like dust that, in water, abandons all form to flow, avoiding any attempt at signification. 



Like Dust, I Lose All Form Once I Hit Water

Exhibition on view: Oct. 25 – Dec. 7



San Jacinto College South

Marie Flickinger Fine Arts Center

S-15.143, 13735 Beamer Road, Houston, TX 77089

Office: 281-484-1900 ext. 3893



Reception: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2-5 p.m.

Weekend Reception: Saturday, Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.


Gallery Hours:

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Artists: J. Bilhan, Evan Coleman, F. Tibiezas Dager, Eric Hernandez, M.A. Guevara, and Christien Vargas


Curated by Junior Fernandez


About the Curator


Junior Fernandez (b. 1996, La Habana, Cuba) is a Houston-based archivist, artist, and curator. Fernandez has received recognition from Texas Monthly, and his artwork has been showcased at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX, and Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. In 2021, he established the exhibition series Without Architecture; There Would Be No Stonewall; Without Architecture, There Would Be No "Brick." Currently, he is serving as the Digital Exhibitions Specialist for the Gulf Coast LGBT Radio and Television Digitization Project at the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections and as Digital Imaging Associate at the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


About the Artists


J. Bilhan (b. 1996, Houston, Texas), born Joshua Aaron Anderson, grew up in and around Houston. Eventually, he traveled the world and lived in Berlin and Lisbon before settling in New York City in 2022. Bilhan's artistic practice is multi-dimensional and encompasses language, images, surveys, objects, sound, archives, and physical space. His work explores various subjects, including queer epistemologies, sexuality—desire—power, henology, nudism, theology, transcendental states, Real Life, vibe politics, and platonic poetic techne. As Emilie Carrier wrote, “I am differentiating a space, and I dwell in this space, and how I dwell in this space is techne.” Although not an expert in any one field, Bilhan's practice is a comprehensive data aggregate, generating new forms of understanding and knowledge that then become art. 


Evan Coleman (b. 1995, Houston, Texas) is a Houston-based photographer. She is interested in the camera as a tool for scrying, theology, philosophy, and free time. Her artwork has been shown in the Contemporary Arts Museum (CAMH), Houston, and Project Row Houses.


F. Tibiezas Dager (b. 1997, Guayaquil, Ecuador) is a writer and a visual artist based in Lima. Her work analyzes the aesthetic economies of trauma and the intersections between harm and desire. Her main interest when working with media archives is the treatment of criminal events and forms of rehabilitation. She is the author of the poetry collection Encuentros Homosexuales con Pancho Jaime (Recodo Press, 2021)‍.


Eric Hernandez was born in 1993 in Eagle Pass, Texas. He is an image maker who works in digital media and video. He is interested in regionalism, folklore, violence, and encryption. He is unschooled.


M. A. Guevara (b. 1997, Inland Empire, California) is a Los Angeles-based artist focused on processing and mechanizing time and fate.


Christien Vargas creates light boxes to collage drawings and images she finds together into various compositions. Vargas was born and raised in Boca Raton, FL, and attended The Cooper Union in New York.

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