Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma are collectively The Date Farmers. Growing up in Indio, California, their work was heavily influenced by their desert surroundings and the friends, family, and gangsters that they knew growing up. Their thoughtful collage and intricate crosshatching collide with their mastery of paint as they prepare for their seminal 2011 exhibition at Ace Gallery. It’s the biggest show of their career and they create a knock out exhibit featuring a correlated steal movie theater, a custom bar topped with a life sized shark sculpture, and over 8 rooms filled with their largest paintings yet.
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