Lone Visions, Crowded Frames: Essays on Photography
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:1/1997 - Univ of New Mexico Pr
By: Max Kozloff
Chicano, regionalist, pop artist, American, Latin American -- these and other labels pertain to Luis Jimenez, but his sculpture, drawings, and prints transcend all of them. After almost three decades of national visibility in the art world and numerous public commisions that have created awareness of his work in many communities around the country, this bilingual retrospective look at his career recgnizes Jimenez as a major artist. The vitality, power, and bright, garish colors of Jimenez's sculptures have attracted cultural controversy everywhere. His work is rife with taboos: he expresses strong feelings that postmodern audiences can easily read as sentimental or macho, glorifying dancing, drinking, fighting, and working. Dave Hickey has called it "Go-For-Boroque, Kitchen-Sink, The-Whole-Damn-Enchilada Art."