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Cholo at the Border: Works of Paola Rascón

Paola Rascón, Ferni, 2014, oil, oil marker, paper, and resin on canvas, EPMA, purchased with funds provided by the Lipscomb Foundation Endowment.*

Cholo at the Border: Works of Paola Rascón
July 8, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery

The cholo identity is moved from the margins and memorialized in a series of monumental portrait paintings created between 2012 and 2016 by Chihuahua City artist Paola Rascón. Working primarily with oil, Rascón ironically utilizes the impressive size, dramatic lighting, and theatrical gesturing of the Baroque portrait style, originally used to celebrate wealthy Europeans. She updates the Baroque with contemporary touches such as slick glossy varnish and stenciled figures and symbols representing angels or demons and the clash of cultures.

Support for this exhibition is provided by Texas Commission on the Arts.

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