Roberto Salas: Old World/New World exhibition explores the DNA layers of his history through iconography linked to indigenous cultural roots. Growing up in El Paso, going to college in San Diego, and traveling the world, Salas’ artwork shows us how our ancestral roots and artistic traditions inform our present life.
Artworks in the exhibition welcome us to the center of family, in the kitchen, with handmade tools and recipes. The power and resilience of indigenous cultures are revealed through the iconography Salas utilizes in his daily practice as an artist and teacher. Other artworks in exhibition question the viewer as to their personal relationship and discovery of culture.