Charlie Carillo San JoseCharles Carrillo, Retablos
December 5, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Lissa Noël Wagner Wing

Charlie Carrillo
San Jose (Saint Joseph)
Natural pigment on wood panel.


Charles (Charlie) Carrillo has blended craft, conservation and innovation throughout his career casino online as a santero, a carver and painter of images of saints. In Hispanic New Mexican communities, the depiction of saints for religious purposes dates back to the 18th century. Carrillo started his creative journey in 1978 when he began researching the techniques, materials, and subject matter of the early santeros. Today, Carillo is recognized not only as the primary authority on this subject but also as the most accomplished artist practicing in this regional tradition. This holiday exhibition displays his retablos from several private collections.

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