Large sections were properly displayed on the wall, sharing space with an even larger Selena banner and paper tires. In the middle of the shop, an intact side panel from a low rider truck attracted gallery goers who knew how to use it for a photo-op, and hit a cholo pose.
When you walked in the storefront that housed “Chop Shop," it was such an immersive installation that when you saw the ice chest, one almost expected to open it and find cardboard cylinders wrapped in decorative tissue to look like cans of beer. No tricks in there. There were actually cans of cold Buds. Still, for a “Chop Shop” on a downtown Main Street, a filled ice chest with beer is an authentic detail.