February 3, 2023
491 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 20000
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Free, no registration is required.
Artist Talk with Gaspar Enriquez
Friday, February 3, 2023
Join us for a new retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Art, Gaspar Enriquez: Chicano Pride, Chicano Soul. Gaspar Enriquez is a nationally recognized Chicano artist from El Paso, Texas, who uses an airbrush to create hyper-realistic portraits. Gaspar Enriquez is a self-defined Chicano artist who has been at the forefront of the national Chicano art movement for over fifty years. He uses his hyper-realistic, airbrushed portraits to show the humanity of the El Paso Chicano community and the tensions they face when living in a two-culture environment. His Chicano heritage is a consistent thread that ties his work together, which reflects his life experiences, the urban environment, and the people of his hometown. His compassionate nature allows him to capture his subject's humanity and forces the viewer to look deeply at his subjects. His artwork is in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution and other prominent institutions.