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

October Exhibitions

Friday, October 05, 6:00pm

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

A VIEW FROM ABOVE: DAVID DISKO & DANI JEFFRIES

The view from above inspires. It’s a fresh and unexpected perspective relative to the landscape. It reveals the beauty and interconnectedness of things great and small. The view from above is about the vastness of the land outside our door and 20,000 feet up, but it is also about personal imaginings within us all. {main gallery}

BEAUTIFUL UNWANTED: JESSICA KENNEDY

An invasive species is one that is not native to a specific location and that tends to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. Beautiful Unwanted deals with these powerful beings and the disastrous impact they have when introduced into foreign ecosystems, usually for reasons of human greed or naïve fascination with the unfamiliar or “exotic.” The paintings and paper works in the 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}

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

David Disko

David Disko earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 1980 from The University of Utah. In the early ‘80s Disko exhibited his work in solo and group shows at the University of Utah Museum, Springville Museum, Salt Lake Art Center, and Ogden Union Station Gallery. During this time, he also fabricated large-scale metal sculpture and signage at Wasatch Bronzeworks and designed interiors.

In the late ‘80s, Disko came to Albuquerque and switched his focus to building. In 2000, his company, Innerspace, renovated the KiMo Theater, winning a National Preservation Award. By 2009, a professional change allowed him to resume art making. Since then, he has exhibited at Casa Cultura and Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, NM, and in other various group shows around New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas. Most recently, he won the Art Santa Fe Selects Award for three pieces included in the Art Santa Fe Fair in Santa Fe, NM. www.daviddisko.art

“I depict landforms in a way that an amalgam of a cartographer, architect and camouflage designer might. My process is to take apart the landscape and re-assemble it, creating objects and images that tell a story. I combine concepts of information and disinformation, form, and the abstract quality of maps and aerial photography to describe places I know, or that I want to know more about.

“Five elements are common in all my work:

  1. The background hue combines the colors of the New Mexico soil and its scrub plants, bleached light by a relentless sun.
  2. Paint drips provide a north/south axis.
  3. Grids provide scale and proximity for objects and patterns and tie the composition together.
  4. My palette is loosely derived from a map of the Himalaya. In topographic maps, color differentiates areas of elevation, often in several thousand foot increments. To achieve an eight color palette with options for choice, I found the Himalayas to be the best option.
  5. I use contour lines to delineate changes in elevation and to define areas in the overall image. Inside these defined areas, I let the lines go their own way. As a result, portions of the images become quite fanciful…doodles from a daydream.” – David Disko

Dani Jeffries

Dani Jeffries is an artist living in her adopted home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended the University of Michigan, School of Art, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1987. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, Detroit, Phoenix, and finally, in 2001, to Albuquerque, where she found a welcoming community of other Albuquerque artists. Along the way, she has exhibited her artwork in galleries, art fairs, and competitions in Michigan, Florida, Washington D.C., Arizona, and New Mexico. www.danijeffries.com

“In my ceramic tile mosaics, I incorporate the imagery of the geometric patterns which are created by the use of pivot irrigation systems used in large scale farming. When viewed from an airplane, the patterns created on the ground look like a series of squares containing concentric circles that are bisected by diagonal lines connecting opposite corners of the squares. I have chosen a color palette for each piece that is representative of a specific place, time of day or season that I found to be exceptionally beautiful and harmonious.

“In my most recent work, I have further abstracted the grids, circles, and lines by creating ceramic discs that are incised with intersecting lines and circles. The colors are chosen to encourage the sense of interconnectedness between each piece. This allows the viewer to mentally connect the pieces to each other while serving to move the viewer’s attention throughout the intersecting discs. Although each disc is separate, they begin to appear to be one piece. The overall sensation is that of floating high above the ground and looking down at the patterns created.” – Dani Jeffries

Jessica Kennedy

Jessica Kennedy is an abstract painter and art educator who has been a fixture in the local art community since 2006, when she moved to Albuquerque seeking change and inspiration for her work. Born in Michigan in 1982, she earned a BFA with honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2005. She then moved West to Albuquerque to pursue an MFA at the University of New Mexico, where she graduated with distinction in 2009. She exhibits her complex, process-driven abstract paintings nationally and locally, including at 516 Arts, Richard Levy Gallery, and Matrix Fine Art. She was also a participant in the Harwood Art Center’s 2015 Harvest CSA program. Jessica is currently a faculty member at Southwest University of Visual Arts in Albuquerque, where she teaches a variety of courses, ranging from drawing, to painting, to color, to collage. www.jessicalkennedy.com

“Love of visual phenomena, meditative process, and the physicality of paint are the driving forces of my work, and the complexities of the natural world are my major source for inspiration. In my paintings, I endeavor to depict, through abstraction, both the physical experience of our world and the underlying metaphysical that links everything and everyone.” – Jessica Kennedy

12x12 Exhibitions & Fundraiser

Saturday, December 01, 6:00pm

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

An exquisite evening of art and tasty treats from our favorite restaurants. Over 250 youth, emerging and established artists from New Mexico are contributing to this year’s 12x12 exhibitions. We hope you’ll join us for a fundraising celebration featuring:

  •  6”x6” works by student artists of Escuela del Sol Montessori ($36 each)
  •  12”x12” works by emerging and established local artists ($144 each)
  •  PRELUDE: 2D and 3D works by notable New Mexico artists that highlight the intersections of art, design and daily living (prices vary)

Why 12x12?
Your purchases support Harwood’s free community arts education, outreach and professional development programs – multifaceted, immersive offerings shaped by and for participants of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives.


Artist & Member Preview

Thursday, November 29 from 5:30 - 7p
All current members, participating artists and their guests are invited to get a sneak peek of the exhibition. Give us a call (505-242-6367) to make sure that your membership is up to date.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, January 11, 6:00pm

January 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11
Exhibitions Run: January 7 - 24, 2019

Dark Lush: Lea Anderson & Rachel Rivera
Rachel Rivera's large-scale drawings and Lea Anderson's innovative instillation converge in their duel exhibition Dark Lush: embracing growth and the ability to flourish in the face of darkness and personal turmoil. {main gallery}

Ecce Rat: Jessica Gross
With this work, Gross asks the viewer to reflect on the similarities between us and rats, intelligent social creatures that live alongside us, to help us understand what we value and revile in one another. {front gallery}

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February 2019

Exhibition Runs: February 1 – 21, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 6 – 8pm

Recycled Heart: The Artists of ArtStreet, Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless
Bringing the injustice of poverty and homelessness together, Recycled Heart is an exhibit, like all ArtStreet shows, that captures the diverse, distinct, and highly individual response of our artists to community-chosen themes.

ArtStreet artists work with the potential within themselves and discarded materials to create something new. Artists quickly learn to see materials in a new way-enabling them to transform raw material into artwork. The artwork highlights materials that are re-purposed and given a new perspective, much like those who are impoverished or living on the street must do with many materials and situations. {both galleries}

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March 2019

Exhibition Runs: March 1 – 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 5 – 8pm

Encompass: A Multi-Generational Art Event
Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open studios, hands-on art making projects, live music, food trucks, and activities for all ages, Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community.

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April 2019

Exhibitions Run: April 5 – 25, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 6 – 8pm

From Where We Are Suspended: Hollis Moore
An installation of prints, paintings, and video expose Hollis' inquiry into the question 'what is in our water?' and makes visible the medley of organic, inorganic, storied, imaginative microscopic worlds suspended in the Rio Grande and its acequias and tributaries. {main gallery}

Our Sheets: Danila Rumold
Rooted in the knowing that motherhood and artistic practice are co-creative forces, Rumold blurs the boundaries between family life and art-making to explore the unseen labor of domestic life and the relative invisibility of women artists- yielding intimate portraits of paradox: isolation and connection, oppression and liberation, and becoming and being. {front gallery}

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May 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: May 3 – 30, 2019

Four Printmakers: Aaron Bass, Helen Cozza, Laurel Lampela, & Janet Shagam
Featuring four printmakers living in New Mexico whose work is connected by their love of making hand-pulled prints. Each one utilizes a different approach to printmaking including low relief collagraphs, mokulito (lithography on wood), intaglio and polymer gravure. {main gallery}

People-Watching: Ian Hucke
People-Watching is an exhibit that attempts to bring to life what we all do as we watch people—we wonder about that person's life. The subject of each portrait is a real person, but the biographical vignette comes from what the artist imagines about the person he paints. {front gallery}

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June - July 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: June 7 – July 25, 2019

Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico
Harwood Art Center’s annual juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program for emerging artists currently living and working in New Mexico. Join us at the opening for open artist studios and grab dinner from one of our favorite local food trucks. {main gallery}

Point of Interest: Ruby Troup
Ruby Troup explores wanderlust of the Southwest with sites worth seeing, and places worth stopping. Ruby is the SURFACE: Emerging Artist Award Recipient from 2018. {front gallery}

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August 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: August 2 – 29, 2019

Reyes Padilla: Retablo
Reyes Padilla explores the art form he was first exposed to as a child and incorporates that inspiration into his contemporary work today. {main gallery}

Matthew Bollinger: Psychic Typographies and Guiltless Repetition
Bollinger’s recent works on paper and canvas stem from a conscious appreciation of popular music (Devo, New Order, Sonic Youth, Autechre, Nirvana, Dinah Washington, John Coltrane, etc), and the unconscious collaborative role it plays in his visual experiments. {front gallery}

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September 2019

Bridge: Art & Social Justice

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Runs: September 6 – 26, 2019

Plates Against Patriarchy
Plates Against Patriarchy is a female organized pottery project inspired by the strength and fluidity of clay, and see it as a metaphor for the resilience of women. This installation and community based project will celebrate the resilience of women and endeavor to give voice to our stories. {both galleries}

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October 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: October 4 – 24, 2019

Enwomb: Cameron Krow
Enwomb is a collection of works constructed of natural materials, and photographs of works in the landscape, offering different representations of nests, exploring them as symbols for the womb and which encourage the viewer to examine our personal relationships to mother, planet, home, and body. {main gallery}

Biophilia: Our True Nature by Alison Green
Botanicals have been symbols and archetypes in the human imagination, throughout history and across cultures. Layered and suggestive botanical abstractions come together in encaustic and mixed media paintings and installation. The symbiotic and poetic relationship between humans, plants and nature is explored in this exhibition. {front gallery}

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December 2019

Opening Reception & Fundrasing Celebration: Saturday, December 7, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: December 7 – 13, 2019

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.
 

HARWOOD STORIES

John Garrett
John Garrett

artist

I seem to have known about Harwood Art Center since I moved to Albuquerque in 1996. I have always enjoyed seeing the exhibits there and visiting the studios when they are open to the public. I have taken a couple of classes there, and this last year I have taught a class there myself. This last spring I also had an exhibit of my wire sculptures and wall works at Harwood. I am pleased to contribute work which supports the work of the [Harwood] Art Center.

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