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Gerald Peters Contemporary is pleased to present Luis Jimenez from May 21 through July 31 at its Santa Fe location. Featuring over thirty prints and drawings ranging from 1970 – 2004, the exhibition highlights the artist’s exceptional draftsmanship and sharp, satirical eye.
Luis Jimenez features many of the most celebrated subjects from the artist’s career. From iconic images of rodeo queens, lowriders, and dance halls to poignant social narratives of immigration and consumer culture, Jimenez reimagined American subjects with a personal and intellectual vision. Today, fifteen years after his passing, his work retains the same sense of immediacy and visual richness that have captivated audiences since the 1960s.
Luis Jimenez (1940 – 2006) was a sculptor and printmaker whose work blended pop culture and social commentary with allusions to his Mexican-American heritage. Born in El Paso, Jimenez studied in Texas, Mexico City and privately with sculptor Seymour Lipton in New York. He had his first solo exhibition in New York in 1969 where he was championed by distinguished dealer Ivan Karp. In 1972, he returned to the Southwest where he remained until his untimely passing in 2006. Jimenez’s works may be found in many prominent collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR among many others.