The Art Avenue Gallery

The Art Avenue Gallery had its premier exhibit highlighting the great works of Francisco Lascurain Labadie (1926-2013) whose warm and rich colored canvases depict his memories of the typical urban workers of the 30s and 40s. Born in Mexico City, Lascurain was trained architecturally, however, his real passion and fascination was painting the common worker in Mexico. Because a laborer’s hands are essential for any trade, Lascurain gave particular attention to the hands depicted with darker tones and disproportions compared to the rest of the painting, telling a story of their own.

His pieces were hidden behind closed doors for 20 years until The Art Avenue Gallery exhibited several pieces from his laborer collection and where visitors can pay homage to a great artist. Heritage: The Legacy of Francisco Lascurain Labadie is available for viewing through January 2015 at The Art Avenue Gallery, an extension of The Art Avenue Magazine, at 518 W. San Antonio Avenue, Suite F. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 – 4 p.m. and Monday and Saturday by appointment. For more information you can contact the gallery at 915.213.4318 or

The Art Avenue would like to thank our sponsors, El Taco Tote, Pint & Peanut, and The Green Ingredient.

Read more about Francisco Lascurain Labadie.

Photos by:
Julio-César Chávez, Veronica Cook & Victoria Molinar