Artist Luis Gispert is presenting a lecture at 21c Museum, 700 W. Main St., on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., with a book signing at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public in the Atrium Gallery. Works from his “Decepción” series are currently on view at Proof on Main in conjunction with “Consuming Cultures: A Global View.”
Luis Gispert is a filmmaker, photographer, and sculptor, addressing a variety of topics in his work such as the infiltration of subcultures on the mainstream and the fragmented American experience. From photographs of surreal landscapes viewed from elaborate cockpits to stylized sculptures of tricked-out speaker systems, “Decepción” acts as a composite, melding what is familiar with the unexpected. Gispert’s message points out the fragile balance between consummate reality and the decorated facades we tend to build around it.