Art in America Report from Santa Fe – Going Mainstream

By Jan Ernst Adlmann

A number of Hispanic and Native American artists in New Mexico are finding means of expression which link up with international contemporary art yet do not abandon their own potent pictorial heritages.

Carlos Quinto Kemm this year came up with a group of infinitesimally detailed painting-collages, again at Horwitch LewAllen, which twined the compulsiveness of, say, Lucas Samaras around themes and images drawn from all of art history and from his deeply religious Hispanic background.

– 1995     Art in America, “Report from Santa Fe – Going Mainstream”, by Jan Ernst Adlmann.  Color plate & text, p. 55.  January.