What we're up to
Visit to Tamarind Institute and The University of New Mexico Art Museum – Albuquerque, NM
Tamarind Director Diana Gaston and Master Printer/Workshop Manager Valpuri Remling will give us a tour of Tamarind Institute.
Linn Meyers, a Washington, D.C. based artist, is the visiting artist during this time. She will be mid-way through her residency, and the tour will provide a glimpse of the proofs she has underway. Meyers is best known for her hand-drawn lines and tracings for site-specific wall drawings.
Arif Khan- Director and Mary Statzer – Curator of Prints and Photographs will take us through the new exhibition “Meridel Rubenstein, Eden Turned on Its Side” a major photographic artwork comprised of three parts:
Photosynthesis, Volcano Cycle, and Eden in Iraq. The work is about human relationships to the environment on the scales of human time, geological time, and mythical time. Photosynthesis focuses on the natural cycle of the seasons and our interdependence on trees for our existence, including the very air we breathe. Volcano Cycle documents the active volcanoes of the Indonesian Ring of Fire to consider ecological change on the nonhuman scale of deep, geological time. Eden in Iraq explores environmental devastation and renewal at the site of Biblical Eden in Southern Iraq.
Also on view will be the juried graduate student art show. Here Now include approximately 50 artworks by 26 artists, all of whom are current graduate students in University of New Mexico’s Department of Art. This dynamic and diverse group of works surveys what is happening at UNM right now and includes painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, and performance art. Selected by Mary Statzer, Curator of Prints and Photographs at UNM Art Museum, Here Now explores themes of family, sexuality and loss, the construction of identity via social media, how we navigate and understand landscape in the digital age, hybridity among traditional mediums of art, and more.
Where we've been
Image of CAS Visit to Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, November 2016