Exhibition: February 5 – February 26, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5 from 5 – 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Friday 10am – 6pm or by appointment
CFA Downtown Studio
113 4th St NW, Albuquerque
This exhibition presents a diverse body of creative works that employ art as a critical voice aimed at generating dialogue and awareness around social and environmental justice issues. The artists in this exhibition spent weeks in the field participating in the UNM Land Arts of the American West Program while investigating Resource Extraction as a toxic legacy for Navajo communities, as well as learning about the Gila River and its potential diversion. This exhibition shares these artists’ inquiries through art.
Paula D. Barteau
Joanna Keane Lopez
Kacie Erin Smith
Special Guests to be announced!
Land Arts of the American West
Land Arts of the American West, at the University of New Mexico, is an ongoing experiment and interdisciplinary model for creative and critical arts pedagogy based in place. This program puts students in direct contact with place of the American Southwest through Field Investigations, Research, Creative Production, and Public Presentation/Dissemination. During the program, students travel extensively throughout the Southwest for up to 50 days, while camping and investigating environmental sites, human habitation systems, and questions facing the region. Methodologies include the melding of direct experience, critical research, creative inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, and artistic production. Recent topics of investigations have focused on Watershed, US/Mexico Border, Foodshed, Utopian Architecture, Land Use, Eminent Domain, Resource Extraction, and Rights of Nature.
Image: La Llorona (video still) HD Video, Harriet Fawcett and Joanna Keane Lopez, 00:04:02