October 25–December 8, 2013
Reception: Friday, October 25, 6-8 p.m.
(closed Nov. 11 & Nov. 27-Dec. 1)
Honoré Daumier: Images of Protest, Voice of Dissent
In the span of four decades, Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) produced more than 4,000 lithographic prints of social and political satire, often during periods of governmental censorship of the press. These prints from the museum's permanent collection express Daumier's criticisms of French foreign policies and ambitions during The Second French Empire (1852–1870) a period of political upheaval in Europe, Asia, and Haiti.
Wake Up Call: Recent Work by Raul Gonzalez III and Elaine Bay
Recent drawings and installations by El Paso natives Raul Gonzalez III and Elaine Bay focus on the cultural impact of the drug trade and gang activity affecting Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, once considered the murder capital of the world. Included is Gonzalez's Los Nuevos Guerreros, a series of 101 darkly comic, graphic depictions of fictional characters who inhabit a hyper-violent society, and Bay's Ayudanos!, a video lamentation to the hundreds of women whose abductions and murders have been met with judicial indifference.
Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release
Mills Courtyard, 2013–2015
Brooklyn-based artist Wendy Klemperer fashions arresting, realistic looking wildlife sculptures from welded scraps of steel—a material that conveys the raw, untamed quality of the animals she depicts. This two-year exhibition features Chain Hounds and Caribou (Ihumataq), which is located at the front of the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center. Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release will be on view in the Mills Courtyard through May 2015, and is provided with support from the FEDCO Charitable Foundation.