Al Aire Libre by Justin Favela is on view at the CityWay Gallery at the Alexander Hotel. Multidisciplinary artist Justin Favela (b. 1986) is known for grand murals of desert landscapes,sculptures of lowriders, and gigantic foods all created in the style of colossal piñatas. Al Aire Libre, which translates to “Free Flight”, is an immersive mural featuring national birds from several of the countries composing the Latin American diaspora in Indianapolis. These symbols of national pride are set against a dramatic, multicolored background inspired by an Indianapolis sunset. Seamlessly blending symbology from Latin America with the Circle City, Favela connects physically distant spaces and personifies an experience many Latin American people feel when relocating.
He is currently in the group exhibition, Estamos Bien – La Trienal 20/21 at El Museo del Barrio. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition, Puente Nuevo, at Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX and group exhibition Kissing through a Curtain at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. Favela has exhibited his work.