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Gaspar Enríquez: Metaphors of El Barrio

Gaspar Enriquez (American 1942 -&nbsp;&nbsp; )<EM>Un Veterano Chingon</EM>, 2006Acrylic on paper, 57” x 52” framedCollection of Paul and Suzanna Dipp
Gaspar Enriquez (American 1942 -   )
Un Veterano Chingon, 2006
Acrylic on paper, 57” x 52” framed
Collection of Paul and Suzanna Dipp
Gaspar Enríquez: Metaphors of El Barrio
EL PASO, TEXAS  •  El Paso Museum of Art  •  26 January - 11 May 2014
Gaspar Enríquez is often identified as “the quintessential Chicano Texas artist,” although it would be correspondingly just as correct to describe him as an American, portrait painter who blends realism with contemporary popular culture.  Nevertheless, one could easily go down a list counting off the significant series of artworks and other accomplishments of Enríquez’s career: the wearable and the book-like metal objects of the La Familia series, the black and white full-figure portraits of the En la Esquina series, the artist portraits and metal heart icons of the Puro Corazon series, the publication of the twelve paintings of the Elegy on the Death of Cesar Chavez series.

In addition to including over fifty paintings, prints and sculptures from 1983 - 2013 Gaspar Enríquez: Metaphors of El Barrio also includes a video interview with the artist and a book of the same title with texts by Constance Cortez, Ruben Cordova, Christian Gerstheimer, Benito Huerta and Lucy Lippard. Enríquez’s art has been included in many exhibitions throughout his career such as: CARA/ Chicano Art/Resistance and Affirmation 1965-1985, Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, Arte Caliente: Works from the Joe Diaz Collection and Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity.

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Contact: El Paso Museum of Art
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El Paso, Texas 79901

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