Carmen Lomas Garza, born Kingsville, TX 1948 Search this
gouache on paper
sheet: 28 1/8 x 20 1/2 in. (71.4 x 52.1 cm) sight: 23 x 17 1/2 in. (58.4 x 44.3 cm)
Lomas Garza’s folk-styled works document the lives of Mexican Americans and often portray memories of her own family in South Texas. In Camas para Sueños (Beds for Dreams) the artist and her sister sit on their roof dreaming of becoming artists, while their mother below maintains a traditional home. Lomas Garza’s deceptively straightforward images offer uncommon glimpses of American daily life as it unfolds in many Chicano communities.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013