What we're up to
Tour of Phil Putnam’s Studio and Visit to 516 Arts in Albuquerque
Putnam is an Albuquerque-based painter working with abstracted landscapes. Putnam was awarded a Wurlitzer Foundation Grant in 2015, and a three-month residency in Taos, both of which gave him uninterrupted time to explore the northern New Mexico landscape in his work. As Putnam states, "Through my work, I want to present the viewer an opportunity of discovery and to inspire one’s imagination to journey through another dimension."
Valerie Roybal and Kelly Eckel will lead us through the newest exhibit at 516 ARTS- Cross Pollination. Valerie helped curate the exhibit. Valerie and Kelly Eckel are both included in the exhibition. Cross Pollination is a group exhibition showcasing work at the intersection of art and science that focuses on bees and other pollinators. Artists are responding to the increasing threat to pollinators by human action. Cross Pollination not only refers to how bees and other insects pollinate a large portion of the world’s food, but also to the cross pollination of ideas in art and science. The exhibition includes local, national and international artists from Argentina, Canada, China and the UK, working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, film/video and performance.
Tours of Richard Hogan & Allan and Gloria Graham's Studios in Santa Fe
Our first visit will be to the new studio in Santa Fe of Richard Hogan. Richard had lived in Albuquerque for over 50 years, before moving to Santa Fe this past spring. Richard graduated from UNM and became one of the most successful contemporary Artists living in New Mexico today. He showed with the Linda Durham gallery for over 25 years and has his work in some of the finest museums and collections in this country. He is now living in Santa Fe and has a new studio where he is back at work continuing the paintings and pastels he is so well known for. Richard has a connection to the Grahams, our next visit, where he was a member of the iconic Motel Gallery in Albuquerque in the early 1970's that they owned and operated. Richard shows monthly with EXHIBIT/208 in Albuquerque.
Our second stop will be to the spacious new studio spaces that Gloria and Allan have created in a commercial warehouse on the south side of Santa Fe. The long careers of these two creative forces continue with this wonderful working studio spaces and an exhibition space for some of their older works. They are known for the ceramic works, drawings and digital works of Gloria and the paintings, drawings, conceptual works with words and poems and many other creative endeavors by Allan. They were the owner operators of the small Motel Gallery on North 4th St. back in the early 70's. Many of the names that are so familiar to people who have lived here for decades got their exhibition start at this small gallery. This duo has consistently been at the forefront of New Mexico contemporary art for decades.
Where we've been
Image of CAS Visit to Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, November 2016