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De La Torre Brothers: Collidoscope: A Retro-Perspective

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De La Torre Brothers-Collidoscope: A Retro-Perspective

Collaborating artists and brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre have developed their signature style of mixed-media work with blown-glass sculpture and lenticular printing after years of working together (since the 1990s). Their pieces represent a multifaceted view of life that reflects a complex and humorous aesthetic that could be seen as baroque. Their influences range from religious iconography to German expressionism, and they often pay homage to Mexican vernacular arts and pre-Columbian art.

Organized in partnership by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Latino with Riverside Art Museum, their current exhibition, "Collidoscope: de la Torre Brothers Retro-Perspective" is on view at the newly opened national Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in California. After closing on January 22, 2023, the exhibition will embark on a national tour. The exhibition features more than 70 mixed-media works, including blown-glass sculptures and installation art, plus some of the artists’ latest lenticulars with imagery that changes as the viewer moves from side to side. Including "Collidoscope," the brothers have had 19 solo museum exhibitions in six different countries, completed eight major public art projects, and have participated in four biennales.

With support from the Institute for the Humanities.

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