August 18, 2022


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New shows in Phoenix, Mesa

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Cars and trucks as art? 

Tendencies in metro Phoenix say indeed. 

Two exhibitions — “Laloland” at Mesa Arts Centre and “Desert Rider” at Phoenix Art Museum — spotlight lowrider tradition, a distinctively American artwork type. 

“Desert Rider” operates via Sept. 18 and options artwork by more than 12 Latin and Indigenous artists from Arizona and the Southwest. “Laloland,” which blends lowrider culture with Chicano artwork, is open via Aug. 7 and features of the get the job done of Phoenix muralist and artist Lalo Cota.

Lowrider culture originated in Southern California, Texas and the Southwest right after Entire world War II. It was an expression of art, loved ones and faith in Chicano and Latin American cultures, according to the National Museum of African American History and Society. Lowrider cars — then and now — are converted and refurbished artistic statements. 


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