Gallery Shows | Harwood Art Center

Gallery Shows

  • Holly Roberts, Adam and Eve
    From Uncharted Territory, March 2014

  • Orlando Leyba, Cuerda 
    from Overlap, January 2014

  • Rachel Zollinger, Seif, No. 2
    from Re(structure), January 2014

  • Dannee Ashton
    Recycled Heart: Artists of ArtStreet, Feburary 2014

  • Elaine Roy, xxoo Sending My Love
    from Contemporary Contrast, August 2014

  • Maude Adrade, Last Night's Blue Dress
    from Finding Reason, April 2014

  • Margi Weir, Fiscal Forecasting
    from Topical Tapestries, April 2014

  • Alan Paine Radebaugh
    October 2014

  • Ken Frink
    May 2014

  • Karl Hoffman
    May 2014

  • Evan Dent
    September 2014

  • Janet Shagam
    October 2014

April Exhibitions

Friday, April 06, 5:30pm

Artist Talks in the Galleries: Friday, April 6 @ 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: April 6 - 26, 2018

THE RAW MIRACULOUS: LINDSEY FROMM

The Raw Miraculous draws from age-old traditions of looking to nature, and is inspired by those who dream to envision the heavens. Born out of an awe-stricken reveling at the unknowable qualities in the creation of life, it is a testament to the raw miraculous at work.

This installation reflects and directly references the symbology of Renaissance mystics and alchemists, 20th century Transcendentalists, and the ancient Cycladic occult; to wonder upon the Microcosm of human life, the Macrocosm of the Universe, and how these two worlds might intersect within the body. Lindsey’s exploration takes the form of ceramic totems and mandalas of fire, water, earth and air; suns, moons, stars and clouds; and are alight with metallics of gold, silver, copper and bronze. Placed against backdrops of patterned paintings, handmade papers and textiles, these sculptures take on the quality of altarpieces. Small precursory drawings, prints and papers accompany this work.

In love and in pain, collaboratively and alone, from birth until death, we all engage in procreative rituals of mythic proportions. The Raw Miraculous is an imaginative, ecstatic devotion to the beauty of creating life. This is the enactment of a creation myth.


OUTCROPPINGS–MEDITATIONS ON TIME, SPACE & MATTER: ALEXIS KAMINSKY

Alexis Kaminsky stacks, strings, and piles hundreds of polygons for her site-specific installation, Outcroppings. In keeping with her other assemblage work, Outcroppings shows how many small things, when taken together, can have significant results. By reusing cardboard shipping packages to construct gem-like forms, Kaminsky pokes fun at preciousness and avarice.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Lindsey Fromm
Lindsey Fromm is an artist and educator residing in Albuquerque New Mexico. She graduated from UNM with a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art Education in 2014. She currently teaches studio art and art history at Central New Mexico Community College. As a member of the not-for-profit Friends of the Orphan Signs, she works as an artist, educator, and project director for the “Highland Project.” Fromm is also an active participant in the Harwood community, where she engages in collaborative art making experiences with friends of all ages. She maintains a multi-disciplinary practice which currently includes clay, handmade paper, and drawing.

“My artistic process is experimental, intuitive, collaborative, and based in ritual. Communication through signs, symbols and language is deeply integral to my work. In my studio practice, I use primal, archetypal forms to explore prehistorical concepts of the feminine psyche and body. I am informed by myths and ritual objects associated with creation stories, and the melding of Pagan and Christian ideologies of the Renaissance mystics. I contain a psychological drive to grapple with the dark and ugly things that lay within the subconscious, and I seek to define a feminine reality through an emotional rawness in form and texture.”   – Lindsey Fromm


Alexis Kaminsky
I was born and raised in New Mexico. Growing up in this expansive high desert landscape has filled me with a respect and humility that reminds me of my place in the bigger schema and the things that really matter.

Several years ago, my husband Chris and I loaded the dogs into our Syncro and drove across the country, west across Nevada and California. We turned north, moving up the coast to Seattle.  The way home took us east across Washington then south down the spine of the Rockies. Fortunately Chris likes to drive because I like to look. Over those thousands of miles, I watched the landscape as it moved through my eyes. I lost track of where I stopped and my surrounds began. It was expansive and sowed the seed that became Outcroppings.

Outcroppings are the hard rocks exposed through erosion or tectonic plates colliding. I see them as the earth’s historical record. The cardboard used for this project echoes outcroppings in myriad ways: the veins revealed when I scored the boxes mimic veins of ore coursing through the earth while remnants of packing tape and shipping labels show where the boxes came from.
The earth formed 4.6 billion years ago. Human-like forms emerged 200,000 years ago, a mere .004% of the time the planet’s life. Modern humans have existed 70-90,000 years.  What a mess we have made in our short time here. And me, my lived experience place me on here just 51 years, barely a hiccup.

Change is the only constant I can see across these vast time horizons. The inevitability of decay creates the possibility for something new. Like outcroppings in the wild, this piece of art made of cardboard will break down and become something else. I am reminded of looking out the window as I lose myself in my surrounds.

Outcroppings is composed of reused corrugated cardboard, gesso, glue, and hardware.”  – Alexis Kaminsky

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May Exhibitions

Friday, May 04, 5:30pm

Artist Talks in the Galleries: Friday, May 4 @ 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 from 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: May 4 - 24, 2018

FORTITUDE: PORTRAITS OF THE PERSEVERANT – PAINTINGS BY NATALIE VOELKER

Natalie Voelker’s exhibition, Fortitude: Portraits of the Perseverant, is a collection of large-scale portrait paintings depicting the complexity of human experience through the lens of the intimate, personal, and specific. The subjects are possessors of fortitude – the courage to persevere when faced with pain or adversity. Painted on loose unstretched canvases, these life-size, full-body portraits imply ambiguous narratives; viewers are compelled to reconsider their first impressions. These works elevate the assumed mundane and invite viewers to look more deeply and compassionately at their fellow human beings.

Depicting local women – a friend’s mother, an intriguing woman seen on the evening news, acquaintances, and friends – Voelker’s paintings honor the fortitude of people around her. Without revealing the details of each subject’s story, these works allow the viewer to contemplate the meaning of fortitude and the circumstances under which it is ignored, acknowledged, or celebrated.


MANY FACES: JAMES BLACK

James Black draws digital caricatures, focusing on the people he sees daily in Albuquerque. His friends, family, and community. Random faces, memorable expressions, and unforgettable mugs. He is obsessed with creating a quick process for capturing likeness. The exhibition will feature prints of these caricatures, along with video loops of the recorded renderings.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Natalie Voelker
Natalie Voelker creates emotionally and psychologically engaging portraits of seemingly ordinary people. Having met and worked with people on 3 continents, she conceives of our human experience as both uniquely specific and shared via a visceral emotionality. Her work has been featured in multiple publications including the anthology, BARED, and the French-English magazine, VolUp. She has produced commissioned works for the Harwood Art Center, 508 Mural Festival, the City of Albuquerque, and various private collections. Her painting, Ethan Sleeping, was selected as the featured work for the state of New Mexico by Figure50.com, a national juried figurative art competition. In addition to her art practice, Natalie teaches workshops, ongoing classes, and individualized private art instruction. She has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin and currently works out of Albuquerque, NM.

“I use painting and drawing to investigate the human body as a physical form, a symbol, and the contact site of human experience. Often colorful and always expressive, my work embraces a lush aesthetic sensibility while at the same time unflinchingly acknowledging the dark and painful aspects of existence. I believe that to be beautiful, work must contain the full breadth of life - the dark as well as the light. Residing in the tension between representation and abstraction, my work reaches toward both physical reality and the subjective ephemeral. Through the physical process of creating, I find aspects of visceral truth. My works are the material result of an exploratory, process-oriented, approach to art-making. Presenting these to the viewer, I invite each viewer to participate in a shared recognition of our essential humanity.”  – Natalie Voelker

James Black
James Black graduated from UNM with a BFA in studio art in 2004 with concentration in printmaking, specifically working with Monotype relief prints, Intaglio etchings, and Serigraphy. James quickly adapted to the Serigraphy or Screen Printing process and began to work on a small studio to create prints. This small studio has grown into a larger artist collective with a strong interest in unique graphic design and production. James is an active community member, musician, local artist, teacher, and published illustrator. James has led many workshops and tutorials for local youth and community centers, including Amy Biel High School, Wells Park, ACE Leader Ship High, Harwood Art Center, and the Hispanic Cultural Center. James started the screen printing program at Albuquerque’s, Warehouse 508, is the head of 111 Media Collective, and leads the live screen printing event team T-Shirt Lab.

“I am Printmaker , Illustrator , Educator, and community member.
I see people.
Many times I will not forget their face until I have exaggerated it.
I had a dream once that I drew all of my friends.
I decided to keep dreaming that dream again and again.” 
– James Black

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, June 01, 6:00pm

June & July

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 from 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: June 1 - July 20, 2018

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico
SURFACE is an annual juried exhibition, endowed awards and professional development program presented by Harwood Art Center, with aims to support the creative and professional growth of emerging artists and to expand their visibility and viability in our community. {main gallery}

Cecilia McKinnon
Cecilia received the SURFACE 2017 Harwood Art Center Solo Exhibition Award, presented annually for artistic excellence, originality of vision and dedication to practice. {front gallery}

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August

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 from 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: August 3 - 23, 2018

Luanne Redeye: Frames
Frames is a series of mixed media works and paintings. Through this work, Luanne explores her relationships with the people in her life. Good or bad, how have they impacted who she is and by extension what other events have shaped who we are as a family. {main gallery}

Vincent Frazetta: Barbara / Facing Down Alzheimer's
Barbara...Alzheimer's. The viewer knows the outcome of this story. In this exhibition, Vincent introduces one woman's extraordinary struggle to live a decent life while facing down this murderous disease. With photographs and accompanying text, Vincent hopes the viewer will bond with Barbara, and learn something anew about grace under duress. {front gallery}

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October

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 from 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: October 5 - 25, 2018

David Disko & Dani Jeffries: Landforms
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Jessica Kennedy: Beautiful Unwanted
Beautiful Unwanted deals with harmful invasive species and the impact they have when introduced into foreign ecosystems, usually for reasons of human greed or naïve fascination with the unfamiliar or “exotic.” The works in this exhibition are intended to acknowledge the destructive force of these species, while simultaneously honoring their aesthetic beauty and inherent value as life forms. {front gallery}
 

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December

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: December 2 - 7, 2018

Both Galleries: ((12x12))

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HARWOOD STORIES

Susan Klebanoff

Susan Klebanoff


Former Resident Artist

I had the good fortune to be an artist at the Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005. It was wonderful being in a community of artists that were so creative and supportive of each other. Having just arrived in NM in ’96, it was particularly meaningful for me because I did not know anyone in this state, and it enabled me to create immediate friendships with like minded people. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work at Harwood and believe that the [Harwood] Art Center is vital to the neighboring community.

Susan Klebanoff is an internationally recognized contemporary tapestry artist who lives and works in Albuquerque. She kept a studio at Harwood Art Center from 1996 – 2005.

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