MARCO! Celebrating Nuestro Maestro José Marcos Garcia
February 20, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Well-known to much of the Albuquerque community simply by how he signed his works, using only the name “MARCO,” artist José Marcos Garcia carved political figures, popular heroes, santos, and so much more. This exhibition, MARCO! Celebrating the Legacy of Nuestro Maestro José Marcos Garcia, brings together over 100 works by the local artist who sold his art for years at the Albuquerque flea market and the Spanish Village at the State Fair. Borrowed from the private collections of local fans, the exhibition celebrates the fondness the city of Albuquerque had for this artist, and reveals his legacy for the first time.
This exhibition is part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design, a citywide collaboration involving over 20 organizations and celebrating the artistic history and cultural legacy of the Middle Rio Grande Valley. For additional information on the project, ongoing from January through June, 2015, visit www.ABQontheMap.com.