Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, and now living both in San Diego and Baja California, brothers and collaborating artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre have navigated life on both sides of the border since they were young and have inherited their own unique vision of the Latinx experience and American culture. Their work is visually complex and infused with humorous elements exploring art, history, and material culture. Working with glass, resin, lenticular prints and found objects, the brothers create work inspired by Mexican folk art, popular culture, religious imagery, consumer culture, and mythology. Many elements of the exhibition, including the title and curatorial framework, try to echo the creative process of the artists, serving as an allegory of their intellectual pursuits, their technical use of materials and media, and their use of wordplay and poetic riddles.
The exhibition was made possible through a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Latino and The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of Riverside Art Museum.
October 21, 2023 - January 7, 2024
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX 79902