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Ashley Miller: Sweet Things January 3–February 3, 2019 First Thursday opening reception: January 3, 6:00–9:00 PM Artist talks: Ashley Miller: Thursday, January 3, 5:00 PM In Sweet Things, Ashley Miller creates abject still lifes with unsettling
Ashley Miller: Sweet Things
January 3–February 3, 2019
First Thursday opening reception:
January 3, 6:00–9:00 PM
Ashley Miller: Thursday, January 3, 5:00 PM
In Sweet Things, Ashley Miller creates abject still lifes with unsettling imagery that draw attention to the subtexts of desire, consumerism, and overabundance present in product and food photography. Miller’s particular brand of grotesque also alludes to culturally reinforced anxieties about the female body and sexuality that are often manipulated in advertising. The artist playfully disarms these notions using humor and an uncanny ability to present the familiar as strange, and vice-versa. However, despite these critiques of consumer culture, Miller admits, “I am a consumer, too. I crave sugary food that has been marketed to me all my life. I bite and I chew and I swallow what I am given. Modern society is built on overabundance and addiction. This state of anxiety is the starting point for my work, in which I attempt to embrace the tautological regurgitation. After all, I am peddling the fetish.”
January 3 (Thursday) 12:00 pm - February 3 (Sunday) 12:00 am
January 21st to February 9th
Opening Reception is Friday February 1st
Gallery is open every Friday and Saturday form 11-6pm
January 21 (Monday) 9:00 am - February 9 (Saturday) 6:00 pm
John Sommers Gallery, Second Floor, Art Building, UNM
January 22-25, 2019
Information Expo on January 22, 4-6pm
Closing Reception January 25, 5-6pm
Donation Drive January 22 through February 1, 2019
January 22 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - February 25 (Monday) 6:00 pm
John Sommers Gallery
1 University of New Mexico
Amado M. Pena III
Robbin Lou Bates
1.28.19 – 2.8.19
John Sommers Gallery
January 28 (Monday) 9:00 am - February 8 (Friday) 4:30 pm
John Sommers Gallery
1 University of New Mexico
Adjacent Possible Artwork by Isadora Stowe Exhibition Dates: Monday, January 28, 2019 - March 30, 2019 Artist Reception: Friday, March 15, 2019 / 5
Artwork by Isadora Stowe
Exhibition Dates: Monday, January 28, 2019 – March 30, 2019
Artist Reception: Friday, March 15, 2019 / 5 – 7pm
The Inpost Artspace is pleased to announce Adjacent Possible, a selection of monotypes created whileinresidenceatVermontStudioCenterinJohnson,VermontbyIsadoraStowe. Additionally, each monotype is layered with spray-paint, stencils, collage and abstracted topographical map drawings. The maps are connected and separated areas of the southwest borders of New Mexico,Texas and Mexico. Stowe’s work explores identity and space construction, real or imagined. She is interested in the ideas of place and cultural constructions and states, “maps are established to show us where we are, but when made ambiguous, a sense of direction can be lost and questionsabout our own constructions of where and who we are surface”. The title of the show, Adjacent Possible, references Steven Johnson’s description in which he illuminates the adjacent possible as“the kind of future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, mapped in which thepresent can reinvent itself…”.
Isadora Stowe is a multi-media artist and arts lecturer whose work focuses on the narrative of environment translated and coded into complex psychological landscapes. Stowe grew up in the southwest border region, living and working in New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. She credits these experiences for providing a heightened awareness of geographical and political boundaries; and a fascination with the exploration of identity of self in her work. Stowe earned her BFA in Painting with a double major in Cultural Anthropology, a minor in Native American Studies and an MFA in Painting & Drawing at New Mexico State University. She exhibits her work widely and is represented in many collections across the country and in Mexico.
January 28 (Monday) 2:00 pm - March 30 (Saturday) 5:30 pm
The Inpost Artspace
210 Yale Blvd SE
Masley Art Gallery Presents: The Alumni / Student Showcase Participating Alumni Artists: Juliette Beck Emma Lee Clarke Perry Heimer Alaura Nellos This exhibition includes the work of student artists from the Public Academy for Performing Arts,
Masley Art Gallery Presents:
The Alumni / Student Showcase
Participating Alumni Artists:
Emma Lee Clarke
This exhibition includes the work of student artists from the Public Academy for Performing Arts, Bosque School, Monzano High School, and Monte Vista Elementary who have worked with the alumni artists.
February 1 (Friday) 2:00 pm - March 1 (Friday) 6:00 pm
2000 Las Lomas Rd NE
INFLATION/AGITATION/INDICATION opens on Friday, Feb 15, at
INFLATION/AGITATION/INDICATION opens on Friday, Feb 15, at 6:15
with a performance, named Israfil’s Trumpet (Soor-e-Israfil) at CFA Downtown.
This exhibition presents recent videos, prints, sculptural and performative works by three experimental Iranian artists who formerly were part of a politically driven collective in Iran, called Zoghal (means charcoal in Farsi), in 2007-2014. In this show, Parastoo Fattahi (1988 – Kurdistan), Mojtaba Haghjoo (AKA Tofang – 1983 – Fars), and Babak Shahsiah (1984- Tehran) explored concepts such as body transformations under capitalism, the materiality of unseen, and loss and its time and space occupancy.
Global Futures Initiative Speaker Series, with a lecture by art critic, historian, curator, and writer Lucy R. Lippard, followed by five more events over the next two months. Please see
Global Futures Initiative Speaker Series, with a lecture by art critic, historian, curator, and writer Lucy R. Lippard, followed by five more events over the next two months. Please see the announcement poster below and visit the webpage of the series for more information. The series is co-convened by Subhankar Banerjee, Lannan Chair and Professor of Art & Ecology, and Alyosha Goldstein, Professor of American Studies.
Global Futures is an interdisciplinary arts and humanities initiative for critical inquiry, pedagogical innovation, and social justice. The manifold and accelerating crisis of the current historical moment presents unique challenges that require creative new forms of research and collective action. The Global Futures Initiative brings together artists, activists, organizers, and scholars to creatively envision new social possibilities that connect community-based engagement and global movements for social transformation and planetary futurity.
Lucy Lippard is an internationally known writer, activist, and curator. She has authored twenty-two books, has curated more than fifty major exhibitions, and holds nine honorary degrees. Lippard is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants. She lives in New Mexico.
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garcia Honda Auditorium