Justin Favela’s ‘20Twenty’ closes with Downtown reception

A glimpse of Justin Favela’s 20Twenty

Even during a pandemic, art finds a way.

On June 27 from 2 to 7 p.m., Downtown art space Test Site Projects (1551 S. Commerce St.) will host a closing reception for beloved Las Vegas artist Justin Favela. His 20Twenty exhibit features an installation and new print editions.

The five-hour event will allow for social distancing as guests survey a series of hand-drawn lithographs of Latino businesses; prints inspired by the banana leaves used in Guatemalan tamales; blankets made from sewn-together tortilla chip bags; an enormous (10-by-11-foot) Nacho Cheese Dorito; and more.

“I originally started collecting Doritos bags on a trip I made to Mexico in 2015,” Favela says in an artist statement. “It was the beginning of my work investigating the globalization of Mexican/Latinx culture through appropriation and the commodification of our food and sacred symbols for capital gain in the United States.”

For more information, visit testsiteprojects.com.

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