the high art of riding low: RANFLAS, CORAZÓN E INSPIRACIÓN
OPEN NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
IN THE IN THE ARMAND HAMMER FOUNDATION GALLERY
*Exhibition included with the purchase of a general admission ticket or with your membership*
The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración examines the diversity and complexity with which 50 artists visualize, celebrate, and interrogate the lowrider car through vehicles, paintings, sculptures, and site-specific installations. The lowrider car (ranfla) inspires many artists, but it is especially celebrated by Chicana/o artists throughout the Southwest. Symbols of cultural pride (corazón), and icons of everyday life experiences, lowriders also embody the formation of multicultural communities through a passion for a specific form of car customization. As “canvases of self-expression,” lowriders serve as the basis of artistic creativity (inspiración), inspiring generations of artists to engage with their iconography, performativity, and aesthetics.