Best Artist, Social Commentary: Justin Favela - Las Vegas Weekly

Best of Vegas 2014: Arts & Entertainment

[Best of Vegas 2014]

Best Artist, Social Commentary: Justin Favela


Favela spins cultural references—whether pop, family heritage or social—into dynamic, witty sculptural works of intrigue and paper. His 8-foot paper rendition of Big Bird on his back—eyes closed, mouth agape and legs up—is as comically compelling as it is insanely eerie. His papier-mâché works—“Grande Bang” and full-scale low rider—are as socially poignant as his mapping of taco eatings.

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