ARTISTS with a connection to New Mexico
This suite of eight lithographs by four New Mexico santeros/santeras and their sons or daughters pays homage to a traditional art form that taps into the deep cultural foundations of the Hispanic community and its Spanish roots.
The Santero tradition in New Mexico taps deeply into the cultural foundations of the Hispanic community and its Spanish roots. As traditions are conveyed from one generation to another, it is gratifying to find this happening within New Mexican families, where parents and children flourish in their art side by side. It is equally gratifying to be able to explore one time held tradition within the format of another, like that of collaborative lithography.
Charlie Carrillo & Estrellita Carrillo
Ellen Chavez de Leitner & Rosie Leitner
Ramón José López & Miller López
Luis Tapia & Sergio Tapia