Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders

On display May 21, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

It takes a special vision and a lot of hard work to transform an abandoned car into a one-of-a-kind sculpture on wheels, but that’s exactly what makes New Mexico’s lowriders so special. Though they are works of art in their own right, lowriders have also inspired artists working in other mediums. Responding to this unique cultural icon in photographs, paintings, sculptures, and videos, the artists in this exhibition explore issues of family, gender, religion, and status. On view will be more than fifty works by artists including Lawrence Baca & Ron Rodriguez, Justin Favela, Miguel Gandert, Alex Harris, Nicholas Herrera, Arthur Lopez, Norman Mauskopf, El Moisés, Jack Parsons, Meridel Rubenstein, Luis Tapia, Don Usner, and others.

Arthur Lopez
Sangre de Cristo Cruzin with the Lowered
2015
Wood with water-based pigments
21 ½ x 13 ½ x 10 in.
Courtesy of Donald Shina and Kevin Waidmann with permission from the artist
 


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