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Lowriders and expressionist art mingle at NMSU Art Gallery's upcoming exhibit

Painted in splashy colors of every possible hue, the lowrider automobiles in Jack Parson's photographs are drivable works of art. His photographs of more than 120 well-polished, ornate custom cars will be on display Sept. 11 through Oct. 4 at New Mexico State University's Art Gallery, located in Williams Hall.

The exhibit "Low n Slow: Lowriding in New Mexico," will be displayed with "Bill Gersh: The Taos Years." Gersh, who died in 1994, was an acclaimed expressionist artist from Taos. His works include "junk-art" sculptures, paintings and assemblages.

The public is invited to attend a reception for the exhibits from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Williams Hall. Parsons will be signing copies of his book, "Low n Slow," and local lowrider custom cars also will be on display.

In conjunction with the exhibits, the gallery is holding a public lecture, "Remembering Bill Gersh with Steve Rose and Larry Audette," at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in William's Hall, Room 212.

The events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Thursday until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and complimentary parking permits are available for visitors. For more information, call (505) 646-2545 or e-mail artglry@nmsu.edu.