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Artist Campbell Bosworth lives and works in Marfa, Texas, mere miles from the Mexican border, so it’s no surprise he’s inspired by the ongoing cartel war that’s brought untold violence and drama to our state’s doorstep. Through paintings and carved wooden sculptures, he attempts to tackle the cartel narrative in his new exhibit, Plata O Plomo, which includes everything from outsized depictions of narco bling to carved rocket launchers and a bust of deceased Mexican drug lord Amado Carrillo, who died (though many claim the death was faked) in 1997 while having plastic surgery to change his identity—maybe he had just seen Face/Off. Plata O Plomo (“Silver or Lead”) hangs 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through July 17 at the Webb Gallery, 209 W. Franklin St. in Waxahachie. An exhibit of new paintings by Esther Pearl Watson—best known for her awesome Unlovable zine and UFO folk art—accompanies Bosworth’s work in the upstairs gallery. Call 972-938-8085 or visit webbartgallery.com.
Saturdays, Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Starts: May 14. Continues through July 17, 2011
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Noah W. Bailey
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