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Luis Gispert Artist Lecture
August 23, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree and open to the public
21c Museum will welcome acclaimed artist Luis Gispert for a free artist lecture on THURS 08.23.2012 in the Atrium Gallery. See works from his Decepción series, on view now at Proof on Main in conjunction with Consuming Cultures: A Global View.
7pm Artist Lecutre
8pm Reception & book signing
Luis Gispert is a filmmaker, photographer, and sculptor, addressing a variety of topics in his work such as the infiltration of subcultures on the mainstream and the fragmented American experience. Regardless of the vehicle or message, the aesthetic leans toward theatric as his seductive imagery delivers a blend of opulent artifice with clever indications of acute subtexts. From photographs of surreal landscapes viewed from elaborate cockpits to stylized sculptures of tricked-out speaker systems, the work acts as a composite, melding what is familiar with the unexpected. Gispert’s message points out the fragile balance between consummate reality and the decorated facades we tend to build around it.