Luis Jiménez sculpture coming to Umlauf

Luis Jiménez’ 24-foot long fiberglass sculpture “Sodbuster, San Isidro” is coming to the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum as part of an exhibit of the same name opening Jan. 21.

The sculpture is on loan from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Luis Jiménez' "Sodbuster, San Isidro" at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Luis Jiménez’ “Sodbuster, San Isidro” at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Born in El Paso Jiménez impressive career spanned nearly 40 years and he became widely noted for his vibrant, and often enormous fiberglass sculptures, that celebrated Hispanic and Native American cultures.

Jiménez, a graduate of the University of Texas, studied under Charles Umlauf in the early 1960s and delivered his professor’s eulogy at UT’s memorial service in 1994

In a talk at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28, sculptor Jesús Moroles, who worked extensively with Jiménez and assisted in the making of Sodbuster, will share insights on Jiménez’s process and the time they spent together.

The exhibit “Sodbuster, San Isidro”will continue through April 19.

www.umlaufsculpture.org

 

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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