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About the Exhibition
In The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex) , Michael Menchaca visualizes how the growing tech industry—largely based out of Silicon Valley—is infiltrating traditional Latinx family customs in the United States. In large scale, Menchaca explores the imagery and themes from his eponymously-titled series through a variety of media, including a site-specific wallpaper installation, new paintings, drawings, screen and digital prints, digital animation, and virtual reality.

Acknowledgements
Special thanks to The Studios at MASS MoCA, Elida Bocanegra, Kevin Menchaca, Suzy González, Lucy González, Manny González, Lucy González, and Claudia Zapata; Lawndale staff Stephanie Mitchell, Emily Butts, Emily Fens, and Andrea Allen and Advisory Board Members Peter Gershon, Nick Barbee, Andy Campbell, Jamal Cyrus, Natilee Harren, and Autumn Knight and interns Pilar Emiliani, Hannah Grunwald, Sumin Hwang, Courtney Khim, Caroline Sharpless, and Celia Tran; installers Michael Bhichitkul, Juan Castillo, Jonathan Clark, David Cobb, and Angel Lartigue; and volunteers Kabir Abiose, Ana Arbelaez, JJ Baker, Jim Brown, Zoie Buske, Gustavo Eduardo, Karen Eisele, Sarah Fisher, Michelle Gude, Shang yi Hua, Minsu Kwon, August Lewis, Benji Stiles, and Linda Wu.

The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex) is made possible in part by a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts.

The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex)
Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
September 21, 2019 – December 22, 2019

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