Paper Visions & UNM GAA Juried Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday February 4th at 6 PM – 9 PM
516 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Music by DJ Leftovers • Refreshments from Tractor Brewing
Member Preview & Artist Talks: 5-6pm
Public Reception: 6-8pm
516 ARTS announces our first set of exhibitions of 2017, both opening Saturday, February 4. The downstairs gallery features the UNM Graduate Art Association Exhibition juried by Candice Hopkins, titled “We are in mysterious contact with the powers besieging us, ready to call forth a miracle.” Artists include: Katelyn Bladel, Marcie Rose Brewer, Mick Burson, Rusty Ayrton Chapman, Rachel Donovan, Eugene Ellenberg, Erin Fussell, Erin Galvez, Lara Goldmann, Amy Johnson, Alivia Magaña, Earl McBride, Kristen Roles, Teena Lee Ryan, Sallie Scheufler, Nick Simko, Kacie Erin Smith, Zac Travis, Ariel C. Wilson.
The upstairs gallery features “Karsten Creightney: Paper Visions,” a solo exhibition by Albuquerque artist and UNM MFA alumnus. This show is the culmination of Creightney’s latest body of work that combines collage, photographs, printmaking and painting into dream-like tableaus that depict the intersection of urban and natural environments. By re-contextualizing scraps of found imagery though his multi-media process, Creightney focuses on the experience of wonder and looks to create a space where new possibility is created from the remnants of the past.