Engagement and Art: Luis Merino and Art as Praxis
The contemporary Mexican Canadian visual artist Luis Merino will be discussed in this paper. The presentation, based on interviews, life history, exhibition records, reviews, and slides of his paintings, will demonstrate his engagement with artistic integrity despite capricious art world fashions. Conclusions discuss some limits to artistic praxis in a knowledge society.
Keywords: Art, Artists, Sociology of art, Art worlds
Dr. Janet M. C. Burns
Professor, Department of Social Science, University of New Brunswick