The Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents an art exhibition that explores the world of Mexican-style professional wrestling, Lucha Libre 2020. Curated by Jose Vargas, the exhibition includes various paintings, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media art pieces by several local and regional artists. The exhibit will be on display from January 11 - February 15, 2020, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Lucha Libre 2020 is FREE and open to the public. For more information on events/workshops in conjunction with Lucha Libre 2020, please visit occc.dallasculture.org.
About the Exhibit
Lucha libre is one of the most popular spectator sports and entertainment in Mexico. This form of sport is known for its fast-paced, high flying, and acrobatic style of wrestling. In a Lucha libre match, fans can see luchadores or luchadoras (male or female wrestlers) whirling around the ring, tumbling, tossing, and tormenting each other.
This exhibition is curated by Jose Vargas, an artist, and curator who has organized art shows for over twenty-five years including the La Virgen de Guadalupe Art Exhibit, El Corazón.
Nick Glenn, Jacque Forsher, L. Marciano, Olga Arredondo Brock, Samuel Garcia, Manuel Guerra, Stacy Xilom, Barbara Armstrong, Cesar Aguayo, Jep Otter, Jose Gaston Barriga, Erin Curry, Kelly Morris, Jose Cruz, House of Lunit, Loretta Gonzalez, Tim Pattison, Ramiro Ordonez, Chicle Zine, Genaro Hernandez, Rocio Ramirez, Jose Vargas, Jim Chupa, Ana Karen Allende, Karen Jacobi, Juan de Dios Mora, Juan J. Hernandez, Raul Rodriguez, Julie Zarate, Raul Monarrez, Martha Samaniego Calderon, Eva Azul, and Art Garcia.