Justin Favela - Pólvora
SPACE is pleased to present Pólvora, a new installation by Las Vegas artist, Justin Favela. Using traditional "Cartonería" (Mexican paper craft) materials, Favela will fill the walls at SPACE with large scale "piñata murals" creating a landscape that includes a fireworks show. The installation will celebrate the use of fireworks in U.S. and Latin American culture.
Justin Favela is a Las Vegas native working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and performance. His work draws from art history, popular culture and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts from UNLV and has participated in exhibitions across the United States and the United Kingdom. Las Vegas venues include the Contemporary Arts Center, Trifecta Gallery and the Clark County Government Center. Favela has curated many shows throughout southern Nevada, at spaces such as UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art to El Porvenir Mini-Market in North Las Vegas. Recent exhibitions of note include Unsettled at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno; Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, featuring site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West at the Denver Art Museum, and the group exhibition Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkardness touring the United Kingdom through 2018.
When not in the studio, Favela is probably watching tv or co-hosting his podcast Latinos Who Lunch.
Follow Justin on instagram - @favyfav