Kristin Texeira’s spring residency in the small town of Bisbee, AZ led her to create dusky paintings that she says were more meditations than planned out works. We take a look at her space and some of the newest work out of the Uprise Art x Object Limited Residency.
Photos by Julius Schlosburg
“I worked backwards while I was in Bisbee. Typically when I create a series of memory maps I write first, make a list of the memories I want to create and then start painting each story. This time around I just dove into painting and trusted that the color of the landscape would seep out onto paper. I kept an empty mind while mixing color and created intuitive compositions - they were more meditations than planned out works. I titled them all at the end of my stay. I looked at an individual piece and whatever memory came to mind first from my stay was the title – kind of Rorschach-test-style. ”
“Interacting with the community in Bisbee was the best part of my stay. Everyone there is open and friendly. I felt like a local by day two. It's such a funny little town to end up at, so everyone I met had an interesting story of how they got there. Met OG New York artists who have been hiding out in the town since the 70s. Met a dude named Moon Dragon (tell you about how he got his name another time). And because the town is sort of a lone oasis they have to make their own fun – they don't mess around. There is live music everywhere – the streets, the bars, all day long. Hit a drag show, a movie premier, parade, burlesque show. And the best part is all you have to do is walk outside, give a friend a wave and then you get invited to dinner.”