Heinz Carlos Rolón, Trophy Room, 2017

Carlos Rolón

Indianapolis, Indiana

Big Car Collaborative — Tube Factory artspace

With the seasonal spectacles of the Indianapolis 500, NFL football, and NBA and NCAA basketball ingrained into the cityscape, Indianapolis often identifies as a “sports town,” perhaps to the exclusion of other aspects of culture. Given Big Car Collaborative’s mission regarding place-making and cultural inclusion, Carlos Rolón’s recent exhibition, “50 Grand,” was calculated not only to introduce quality work by a rising artist, but also to attract a widely diverse audience, including sports aficionados and Latino viewers. Big Car went well beyond cultural representation by offering unusual programming, such as live boxing in one of Rolón’s installations. Rolón (who sometimes identifies as Dzine) creates custom lowrider cycles, cars, and boats, as well as visually rich, populist baroque installations. …see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.