Regional
2:52 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

El Paso Artist Gets Hometown Exhibit

Dramatic portraits and other artworks by Gaspar Enriquez will get a hometown nod later this month when an El Paso museum showcases 63 of his creations.

The 71-year-old's works are widely collected and exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S.

The El Paso Museum of Art will open "Metaphors of El Barrio," a retrospective of Enriquez's 30 years as a painter, on Jan. 26.

His subjects include children, teenagers, ordinary people and other artists from the part of El Paso where he grew up. His works frequently reflect the importance of various aspects of Mexican-American life.

Christian Gerstheimer, the exhibit's curator, says Enriquez's art has been admired, exhibited and collected because it is serious and real and confronts relevant issues.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com

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