Ethics, Excess and Extinction
January 26, 2018 – May 13, 2018 
Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery
Members' Preview Thursday, January 25, 5:30 PM

Nick Brandt (English, b. 1964)
Line of Rangers with Tusks of Killed Elephants, Amboseli, 2011
Archival pigment print
Courtesy of Art Works for Change for the Ethics, Excess and Extinction exhibition

Previously shown in São Paulo, Brazil, this exhibition explores the reality of endangered species and humanity’s responsibility to protect them. The show features an international array of artists including English photographer Nick Brandt and Swiss sculptor Andrea Hasler who examine the many sides of the story of endangered wildlife.

Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin
February 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018
Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery
Members' Preview Thursday, February 15, 5:30 PM

CiCi Seguara Gonzalez
Soy Chicana, 2013
Mixed media on gessoed paper
Collection of Cheech Marin

The third traveling exhibition from major Chicano art collector Cheech Marin, Papel Chicano Dos features 65 works on paper by 24 established and evolving artists. Watercolors, pastels, aquatints, and mixed-media artworks signify the evolution of a collection as they also reimagine the ideas and struggles of the Chicano movement. Diverse, colorful, and iconic, the artworks in Papel Chicano Dos showcase practices ranging from the realism of Texas artists Gaspar Enriquez and Vincent Valdez to the expressionism of Californians Sonya Fe and Frank Romero. Prominent Chicano artists Diane Gamboa, Leo Limón, and Glugio “Gronk” Nicondra, and artists selected by Marin for the exhibition such as Carlos Almaraz and Carlos Donjuan bring a multifaceted view of the Chicano experience as well as present social issues relevant to all communities. Utilizing unique and traditional practices of portraiture, and varied viewpoints incorporating urban culture and images from a range of historical sources, these artists move Chicano art from marginalized to mainstream.

The Empire of Texas
March 2, 2018 – June 24, 2018
Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery
Members' Preview Thursday, March 1, 5:30 PM

Richard Baron
Coupe de Ville Houston, 2016
Archival inkjet print
Courtesy of the artist

Over the past year El Paso photographer Richard Baron has been roaming the big state of Texas in a project that captures its elevated highways, monumental road signs, abandoned storefronts, drive-in movie screens, and other landscape features in iconic black-and-white photographs.

Transborder Biennial 2018 / Bienal Transfronteriza 2018
June 1, 2018 – September 2, 2018
Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery
Members' Preview Thursday, May 31, 5:30 PM

EPMA’s biennial with the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez is unique among world biennials by highlighting the work of Mexican and American artists who live and work two hundred miles north and south of the entire US-Mexico border. In honor of this being the fifth collaborative biennial, artists will be asked to explore transborder experiences in their work.

Early West Texas Art 1853-1960 
June 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018
Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery
Members' Preview Thursday, June 21, 5:30 PM

From the earliest depictions of Paso del Norte by Henry Cheever-Pratt and Leon Trousset, to the 20th-century landscapes of the Purple Mountain painters, the far West Texas desert landscape has been a source of inspiration. This exhibition also includes bold portraits by artists such as Jose Cisneros, Tom Lea, and Woody Crumbo. Modernist works by artists such as Hari Kidd and Mago Gándara demonstrate the ongoing exchange of ideas in this region where two nations meet. Composed primarily of work from the El Paso Museum of Art and local collections, the exhibition will also include significant loans.