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

August Exhibitions

Friday, August 03, 6:00pm

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

FRAMES: LUANNE REDEYE

Luanne Redeye’s exhibition, Frames, is a series of mixed media works and portrait paintings that weave together historical and personal narratives, familial relationships, and creativity as a way to heal. Through this work, Luanne incorporates beaded picture frames as a device to represent larger themes that affect Native communities and families – themes like alcoholism, domestic violence, mental illness but also good things like caring, providing, protecting, and teaching. Representing five different family members, the frames and paintings hold important moments that reveal the thoughts and history of the artist, like a collection of finger prints; the layering of imagery focuses on creating visibility, confronting historical traumas, and acknowledging the past to help understand the present. {main gallery}

Barbara / Facing Down Alzheimer's: Vincent Frazzetta

Barbara and Alzheimer’s. The viewer knows the outcome of this story. In this exhibition of photographic art and documentary, Bernalillo resident Vincent Frazzetta presents a woman’s extraordinary struggle to live a decent life while facing down a murderous disease. With eighteen black and white film photographs and accompanying text, Frazzetta invites the viewer to bond with Barbara and learn something new about grace under duress. For those who work as caregivers for people with the disease, the stunning images and accompanying texts reveal small truths and clues to help carry on their mission. {front gallery}

About the artists

Luanne Redeye
Luanne Redeye uses painting as a way to see others. Working primarily in oil she depicts the relationship between perception and experience of native identity through genre scenes, designs, and portraits. Born in Jamestown, New York, Luanne grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in Western New York. It is from here where she draws inspiration incorporating community and family members into her paintings, which gives her works a strong personal and emotional component. Luanne currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan, she studied at the University of New Mexico receiving her MFA in 2011. She has exhibited throughout the US and has been the recipient of various awards including most recently the Barbara and Eric Dobkin Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“As a figurative artist my work is an intersection of autobiography and community. I depict my Native culture and the relationship between perception and experience through genre scenes and portraits of people from my home reservation in New York. Representation of Native peoples from a Native perspective is important to me. Sometimes that representation includes specific, identifiable symbols and sometimes it does not – because the figures within my paintings define their culture on their own terms. The work asks the viewer to search further for the paintings meaning to wonder “why this image”, “why this person or these people” – not to prove authenticity but to disprove what others think is “authentic.”

Even though I don’t depict myself within the scenes I am present because I made the work, I am part of the work because it’s from my experiences. The paintings are from my gaze and the surface becomes a window into the everyday life, domestic setting, and familiar surroundings of the participating figures. The works are visual narratives of the people’s histories capturing what it means to be Indian today.” – Luanne Redeye


Vincent Frazzetta
Vincent Frazzetta, a photographer now working exclusively with black and white film, was born in Bridgeport Connecticut, and began his serious photography late in life. In 1998, while living in Corrales, New Mexico, his wife, Barbara, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. At that point, Frazzetta turned to photography to help deal with the expected decade of solo caregiving to which he’d committed. With Barbara now gone, his photo work continues.  Frazzetta’s photography includes interiors, landscapes, people and work; most typically seen in bold, high contrast black and white images. They are made with a strong sense of the art assimilated through earlier decades of wandering through museums and galleries.

Frazzetta has exhibited in juried shows and solo exhibitions in Maine (where he retired to care for his stricken wife). He received the Ike Royer Memorial Award For Black and White Film Photography, and was published in B&W Magazine. Returning to New Mexico three years ago, his work has been shown in Bernalillo and Jemez Springs galleries. 

“I have a good eye, a passion to document what I see, and an equally strong need to honestly record the subject with beauty, irony, or humor, and perhaps a bit of storytelling. My eye goes to the essence of the subject, and with the Barbara/Alzheimer’s series, I have done just that while documenting her life-affirming struggle to manage a murderous disease.

Artistically, I seek a certain signature look of my own, so my tools are vintage; my work is recorded on black and white film, and I utilize traditional darkroom processing. In this I follow my predecessors and models: Dorthea Lange, Walker Evans, W. Eugene Smith, and Tina Modotti.” – Vincent Frazzetta

Bridge: Art & Social Justice

Friday, September 07, 6:00pm

Aún no Escrito / Unwritten: Kemely Gomez

Inspired by political discourse on immigration policies in the United States, Kemely Gomez has created a mixed-media installation that displays the stories of immigrant families in her community. She rewrites the narrative of each individual by embroidering their messages on bags made from newspaper—and specifically, those articles that focused on immigration.

Join Kemely during the opening to create a wall installation by writing messages about our personal meanings of home.

More about the exhibition

Aún No Escrito / Unwritten is inspired by the current political discourse in the United States. With our focus on the Zero Tolerance immigration policy, the media has been a leader in conveying the immense amount of controversy surrounding the issue. However, they have been so centered on the politics and statistics that they have neglected the individuals who have been affected by those policies. Because of this, Gomez wants to give immigrants the power to share their stories, memories, and emotions.

For this project, Gomez invited immigrant families in her community to participate. After having conversations with them about their experiences, she created bags on which she embroidered the memories and emotions of their journeys. Each bag was made by sewing newspaper—specifically, those articles that focused on immigration—so that the embroidered messages cover the stories written by the media.

These bags represent these people’s journeys and their struggles for adaptation. When they made the decision to leave their native country, there was a lot of both positive and negative energy that was packed inside of their luggage. Those bags were filled with their hopes and goals as well as their sorrows and fears—all as they had to leave everything behind. Their stories didn’t end when they arrived in this country. There exists memories and emotions that these people will never forget.

HOME: A COMMUNTY ART INSTALLATION

Home is a wall installation to be created the night of the opening through audience collaboration by writing messages about our personal meanings of home; this may include poems, songs, thoughts, or experiences. These messages will be written on pieces of fabric, which will then be tied onto the structure on the wall. The work intends to promote self-reflection and human connection by sharing stories and uniting them in a single community.

ABOUT KEMELY GOMEZ

Kemely Gomez is a Guatemalan-born studio artist who currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. She immigrated to the United States at the age of twelve along with her mother and younger sister. Gomez’s studio practice include sculpture, painting, performance, and installation art, which focuses on themes of memory, absence, and displacement.  Her work is influenced by her childhood experiences in her native country and the challenges she has faced being a undocumented immigrant. Gomez received her BFA in Studio Arts from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico. www.kemelygomez.com

Her work has been exhibited in settings such as Mill Contemporary Gallery (Santa Fe, NM). Form and Concept Gallery (Santa Fe NM). Fine Arts Gallery, SFUAD (Santa Fe, NM) Wade Wilson Gallery, Juror Lucy Lippard (Santa Fe, NM). Her artwork has been featured in Terreno| Borderland Linguistics, Print. 2017 By Silvia Arthur, Lois Klassen, Daisy Quezada.

“My work explores memory, absence and displacement. Forced to flee from Guatemala I feel the necessity to reference my country’s culture along with my childhood experiences. For the past year, I have been creating immersive installations that convey my story and experiences.

Guatemala is a country that struggles with political, economic and social issues. I am interested in these topics because I experienced them on a daily basis when I lived in my country. Investigating and revealing these challenges through my practice allows me to communicate them to audiences who have not shared these experiences.

I want the audience to recognize the struggle that people from Third World countries face. I want the viewer to understand where I come from and why it is important.”
– Kemely Gomez

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, October 05, 6:00pm

October

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

David Disko & Dani Jeffries: Landforms
{main gallery}

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

Fundraiser & Celebration: Saturday, December 1, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: December 1 - 7, 2018

12x12 & Prelude
Harwood’s annual fundraising exhibition featuring established, emerging and youth artists from New Mexico. The main event includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and over 200 works that remain anonymous until sold – for the flat rate of $144 (12”x12”) or $36 (6”x6”). Prelude works are available for a range of fixed prices.

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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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