Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda


Image: Hector Carmona Miranda. Left to right: Remembering how I used to burn my toys as a kid (detail), Rock (detail), Empowering Punch(detail). 2015. Photography.

Image: Hector Carmona Miranda. Left to right: Remembering how I used to burn my toys as a kid (detail), Rock (detail), Empowering Punch(detail)2015. Photography.

Friday, June 17 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, June 18 from 12:00-3:00 PM
Saturday, June 25 from 12:00-3:00 PM
Sunday, June 26 from 12:00-3:00 PM 

Hector Carmona Miranda (b. 1979 in Mexico City) was encouraged to pursue the arts from a young age. He move to El Paso in 2009 and Austin in 2011.  After spending a decade working as a designer and 3D modeler, he graduated with his B.F.A. in Studio Art (emphasis on Photography) from the University of Texas at Austin.  

His work explores how traditional materials such as metals fit together to form new materials such as 3D shapes.  Coming from a long line of metal workers and metallurgists is what prompted him to experiment with blacksmithing in combination with 3D printing.  After he finishes a piece, he uses lighting and a camera (digital and film) to enhance the different patterns and footprints that each of the materials and techniques produces with the final product being the photographic image.

About Changarrito Project

Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. Faithful to their original, informal spirit,Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.