Schneider Museum of Art Installs a New Art Piece in the Hannon Library
¡Provecho! by Justin Favela
Visitors to Hannon Library are now greeted with a stunning art installation coordinated by the Schneider Museum of Art as part of their Art Beyond 2023 project. ¡Provecho! by mixed-media artist Justin Favela is a large and colorful piñata-inspired fabric art work that will be on display in the Hannon Library rotunda until mid-July. Las Vegas-based Favela was a visiting artist at SOU in 2019 and originally created ¡Provecho! while in residence here. Favela’s work mixes pop culture references with commentary on society, history, culture, and identity.
¡Provecho! was created from long pieces of gossamer fabric that call to mind the tissue paper commonly used in the fabrication of piñatas. By playing with the iconic form stereotypically identified with Latinx culture, Favela is able to both celebrate the culture and question our associations. Favela’s art has been shown in museums and galleries in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and he is also an award-winning podcaster. In 2018, he was awarded the 2018 Alan Turing LGTBIQ Award for International Artist.