With “Border Tuner,” artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer said he’s not in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez to make bridges, but to highlight the bridges that already exist.
Crosses, candles, balloons, photographs, and flowers have become common symbols of the mourning that follows mass shootings; however, residents of the Texan border town are using music to memorialize the fallen victims.
Artist Manuel Oliver has painted 30 murals in honor of his son Joaquin and his advocacy for a compassionate immigrant policy. His latest mural in Texas has unwillingly become the symbol of a shared tragedy.
The exhibition features nearly fifty works, many from the past five years and previously unseen, in oil, gouache, and collage. On view through April 7, 2019.