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Salvador Duran

What We Will Get

By Salvador Duran


Exhibition Duration: May 27th – July 22nd

Artist Reception: May 30th from 6 to 8 p.m.


The Hotel Congress Lobby Gallery is excited to host local artist and resident musician Salvador Duran. He will showcase his stunning painting series What We Will Get, which magnifies mourning the loss of a family member or friend, to honoring joyful occasions, to protesting economic and political movements in his home country of Mexico. “My paintings are things that are always there…you always carry it in your soul, your spirit,” says Duran. His artwork is exhibited in the Hotel Congress lobby and available for purchase starting May 30 through July 22. The Artist Reception for What We Will Get is hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 in the Hotel Congress lobby.

He has a paintbrush in one hand and a guitar in the other. To Salvador Duran, these aren’t mutually exclusive tools; they’re one in the same. “I paint my music and sing my paintings,” Duran says in Spanish, the language he spoke during most of the conversations. Duran’s twin brother died when they were only one week old, and his mother theorized that Salvador received his brother’s talent. Born in the Mexican mining town of Cananea, Duran spent most his college days and the beginning of his career in Mexico City. He planned a move to Vancouver, but Duran stopped in Tucson to visit family. “The desert took hold of me, and I’m happy. I found roots and solitude with the communities here in Tucson—Los Pochos, Los Chicanos, other artists and musicians, and family.” View more of Salvador’s work at