Justin Favela: Do You See What I See?

Justin Favela, "Récuerdame," 2018, paper and glue on wall, Installation at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, Photo: Michal Palma Cir
 Justin Favela, "Récuerdame," 2018, paper and glue on wall, Installation at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, Photo: Michal Palma Cir,

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Justin Favela: Do You See What I See?

Vibrant colors, tissue paper, cardboard, and untold stories converge in Do You See What I See?, an exhibition featuring works by Las Vegas-based artist Justin Favela (b. 1986). Nestled within the walls of the New Britain Museum of American Art, this exhibition is an exploration of the artist's quest to see himself and the vibrant Latinx community represented within the Museum's esteemed collection.

This upcoming solo exhibition promises an engaging experience as visitors step into a vibrant piñata-inspired environment. Drawing inspiration from the Museum’s permanent collection objects portraying Latin America, an immersive mural in Hoffman Gallery will showcase not only the beauty of Latin American landscapes but also shed light on the fantasies that often color Americans' perceptions of these underrepresented cultures. The immersive installation offers an artistic journey in which attendees are invited to explore and contemplate the rich tapestry of narratives depicted.

In addition to the featured installation, Do You See What I See? will extend its presence throughout the Museum with several strategically placed works including still-lifes, landscapes, and sculptures. These dispersed works serve as thoughtful interventions within the existing collection, raising questions as to who and what is seen – or not seen – in American art.

 

Related Programming
 

Artist Talk | Justin Favela

Thursday, February 29, 5 p.m.

Members' Opening Reception | Justin Favela: Do You See What I See?

Thursday, February 29, 6 p.m.

Sponsors:

Justin Favela: Do You See What I See? is supported by an Anonymous Donor and Claudia I. Thesing.