Luis Tapia: Sculpture as Sanctuary

Opening reception Friday October 27, 6 – 8PM
Exhibition continues through April 15, 2018

For many, sanctuary can signify a holy place, a refuge, a ritual, a haven, or an oasis. It can also mean home, family, community, religion, and identity. The exhibition, “Luis Tapia: Sculpture as Sanctuary” engages and critiques contemporary global themes of Sanctuary and highlights the hand-carved masterworks by Luis Tapia (b.1950), a Chicano artist from Nuevo México.

Para mucha gente, un santuario puede representar un lugar sagrado, un refugio, un ritual, un lugar de descanso o un oasis. También puede significar hogar, familia, comunidad, religión e identidad.  La exposición “Luis Tapia: La escultura como un santuario” involucra y analiza los temas contemporáneas y globales del significado de santuario, dando realce a las obras maestras escultóricas talladas a mano por Luis Tapia (n.1950), artista chicano de Nuevo México.

Curated by Tey Marianna Nunn, Ph.D.
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM


Official Airline 

Free admission provided by Target

Funded by Chicago Park District

Image: Luis Tapia, Broken Promises, detail, 2017, carved & painted wood, 33”x8”x7¾” Photo ©James Hart

Friday, October 27, 2017 to Sunday, April 15, 2018