Chelo Amézcua’s imagery and words strongly convey the deep sense of historical and cultural dualities present in her life and art. She experienced the world in Del Rio from both sides of the border and strived to create her own world somewhere between.
El Pastor's context is Juárez. His paintings aren't so much about indignation as they are about anguish for his narcotics-destroyed city and serve as means for viewers to share in the pain of that destruction.
Burlesque fans, historians, and practitioners will find much to wax nostalgic about in these vintage pictures, but they only succeed as art when reflected in the intense psychological mirror of the works by Allen and Walton.