Alibi V.12 No.38 • Sept 18-24, 2003 

Art Article

Cuentos y Encuentos: Paintings by Ray Martín Abeyta

National Hispanic Cultural Center

"Four-Eyed Son: El Quetzalcoatl" by Ray Martín Abeyta
"Four-Eyed Son: El Quetzalcoatl" by Ray Martín Abeyta

A lot of people will do a double-take when they see the new exhibit opening this Saturday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Much of Ray Martín Abeyta's work incorporates the superficial aesthetics of Spanish Colonial paintings from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Yet his images are flushed with contemporary subject matter and Indian themes. In this way, Abeyta, who once studied at UNM, uses his paintings to explore the intricacies of Hispanic culture. A reception will be held Friday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will run through April 25, 2004. 246-2261.