ON VIEW APRIL 20 THRU SEPTEMBER 30, 2023: The Art Museum of South Texas is the first venue of the nationally touring Collidoscope: de la Torre Brothers Retro-Perspective, an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino and The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of Riverside Art Museum. Featuring internationally acclaimed artist duo (and brothers) Einar and Jamex de la Torre, the 40 mixed-media artworks include blown-glass sculptures and installation art, plus some of the artists’ latest lenticular pieces with imagery that changes as the viewer moves from side to side. The national tour was organized and is managed by Melissa Richardson Banks through her firm CauseConnect.
Collidoscope first premiered at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum, affectionately known as The Cheech, during its grand opening in Riverside, California on June 18, 2022.
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, and now living in San Diego and Baja California, Einar and Jamex de la Torre have navigated life on both sides of the border since their youth and have inherited their own unique vision of the Latinx experience and American culture. Their work is visually complex and infused with humorous elements exploring art, history, and material culture. Working with glass, resin, lenticular prints and found objects, the brothers create work inspired by Mexican folk art, popular culture, religious imagery, consumer culture, and mythology. Many elements of the exhibition, including the title and curatorial framework, try to echo the creative process of the artists, serving as an allegory of their intellectual pursuits, their technical use of materials and media, and their use of wordplay and poetic riddles.
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IN THE NEWS
Texas Monthly: “Art Museum of South Texas Offers a Summer Filled with Art, Culture and Self-Discovery”
Glasstire: “Five-Minute Tours: “Collidoscope: de la Torre Brothers Retro-Perspective” at the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi”
Sun News Austin (July 5, 2023 • Dr. Cliff Cunningham): “Arts Scene: Art Museum of South Texas”
KIII-TV: “Art Museum of South Texas to be first stop as Collidoscope exhibit begins national tour”
Visit Corpus Christi: “Two Exhibitions You Need to See at the Art Museum of South Texas”