Justin Favela is a Las Vegas artist whose installation work addresses LatinX identity and racial stereotypes in movies and popular culture. In October, he installed his exhibition, Saludos Amigos—titled after a 1942 Disney film—at the Courthouse Gallery in Carson City. I interviewed him at KWNK’s studio in Reno, and we talked about some of his new work, his two podcasts—Latinos Who Lunch and The Art People—and how his career has taken off in the last few years. We also talked about how Nevada’s museums (and one innovative East Las Vegas library) are doing in their quests to be more inclusive institutions.
Double Scoop Podcast, Episode 8: Kris Interviews Justin Favela