Ray Smith has always existed between two worlds. He was born in Brownsville, TX on a family estate that was part of Mexico before the Texas Annexation in 1836. He completed his extensive art education in both Mexico and the United States, and continued to retain cultural and geographic ties to both countries. In his words, he continues to swim in the Rio Grande, but never really touches either shore.
“Tell the Kids” is an exhibition created in response to the current state of affairs in the United States and Mexico, and the strange relationship between them. Ray urges us to go out, to tell your kids, tell your friends, and react to this situation we are currently in!