Casa de Rasquache
Galeria Mitotera curates the exhibition, Casa de Rasquache at Pidgin Palace Arts in Tucson, AZ. The exhibition runs from January 21 to February 18, 2023. The opening reception is on January 21st at 6pm and is open to the public.
Casa de Rasquache presents visual artwork in a range of media that represents the definition of rasquache, which in the Chicano culture means; a do-it-yourself attitude, able to make something from nothing or to make do with the resources on hand.
Pidgin Palace Arts is open Sunday through Saturday 12-5pm.
“Coined within the Chicano communities of the borderlands, rasquachismo is an artform and sensibility that originates from the Chicano working class. Rasquachismo comes from the word rasquache, the English form of the Mexican Spanish word rascuache, originating from Nahuatl. In his essay “Rasquachismo: A Chicano Sensibility” Tomas Ybarra-Frausto describes the qualities of rasquachsimo as “a sensibility that is not elevated and serious, but playful and elemental. It finds delight and refinement in what many consider banal and projects an alternative aesthetic- a sort of good taste of bad taste.”