Best Use of Piñatas

Justin Favela

Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Photo by Krystal Ramirez

The past five years have been a fiesta of piñata-packed exhibits for artist Justin Favela. We shopped at his mini-market performance piece in North Las Vegas and traveled to the fluffy border-crossing fantasyland Piñatopia at P3 Studio. For the recent Chop Shop at Alios on Main Street, he carved up older works, crafting a contingent of mini low-riders, frilly piñata hubcaps, wheels of pizza and a glittering array of “Selena” signatures. Using low-brow materials, Favela pulls in high-art concepts to intermix with Chicano-American culture. And with piñatas in the show, every exhibit is a party!

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