The O'Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University has been presenting shows for years, and a frequent theme is the Latino/Latina experience. This focus dovetails perfectly with the institution's Jesuit underpinnings, since Hispanic culture in the Southwest is predominantly Roman Catholic. But that doesn't mean the O'Sullivan is limited to displaying sacred art. In fact, it's dedicated to featuring contemporary art, such as the individually distinctive work featured in Tu y Yo: Maruca and Daniel Salazar.
"The Salazars celebrate what they call a hybrid culture that straddles the Mexican-American border," muses Robert St. John, the gallery's director. "They share a passion for social and political issues, but there is no mistaking which artworks belong to which artist. Daniel's art is irreverent, playful and at times even humorous, while Maruca's work is more introspective and contemplative."
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Though the show was unveiled last week (it's up through February 17), the opening reception runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today at the gallery just north of the chapel on the Regis campus, 3333 Regis Boulevard. For more information, call 303-964-3634 or go to http://academic.regis.edu/osullivan.
Jan. 17-Feb. 17, 2012