Arthur López at Manitou Galleries

Arthur López, Geo Madre Lupe (2020), painted wood

Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon Road, 505-986-9833,

Arthur López, who is among the more prominent New Mexican artists working in the centuries-old tradition of the santero (or saint maker) brings irony and humor to works that cleave to traditional techniques but reflect a contemporary sensibility. A 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Traditional Arts and a 2017 recipient of The Folk Art Society of America’s Award of Distinction, López transcends the art of the santero in works that reflect the social and political issues and concerns of the day. He joins painters Alvin Gill-Tapia and Miguel Martinez in Manitou’s Spanish Market exhibition, Viviendo la Mejor Vida, which continues through Aug. 9. View the works in the gallery, on the artists’ pages on the gallery’s website, or by appointment.

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