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Prolific LA photographer returns to roots at UNM photo department

Prolific LA photographer returns to roots at UNM photo department

By Liberty Stalnaker, Daily Lobo Mark McKnight is an artist and assistant professor of photography at the University of New Mexico. Working primarily in black-and-white analog photography, the works showcased on McKnight’s portfolio website depict jagged desert landscapes, nude figures, sex acts and cloud-spotted skies. “Landscape, body, transcendence, or even the spiritual, the erotic, my identity — I’m...

April 29, 2021April 29, 2021
John Phillip Abbott opens a solo show

John Phillip Abbott opens a solo show

John Abbott is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing with UNM Department of Art. Abbott’s current exhibition, Wishing Like a Mountain, runs February 4—March 20, 2021, at Baronian Xippas in Brussels, as well as a piece in the 30th-anniversary exhibition, Back to the Future of Xippas in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Abbott through his paintings explores the...

February 16, 2021February 16, 2021
UNM Art Department SPRING 2021 ONLINE Gale Memorial Speaker Series

UNM Art Department SPRING 2021 ONLINE Gale Memorial Speaker Series

Interrogating Spaces: Alternative Discourses in Art Education The UNM Art Department 2020-2021 ONLINE (ZOOM presentations) Gale Memorial Speaker series is an opportunity to interrogate the spaces of art education: art museums, PreK-20 art education classrooms and systems, and art-based community settings. Art educators working within different contexts will provoke thought, pose questions, and promote alternative...

February 2, 2021February 16, 2021
2020-2021 Lecture Series… an evening at John Sommers /with/…

2020-2021 Lecture Series… an evening at John Sommers /with/…

“…An Evening at JohnSommers /with/…” is a monthly online student-led academic lecture series hosted at the John Sommers Gallery within the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts. This groundbreaking program of eleven internationally celebrated guest speakers in the arts and humanities brings our community into conversation with contemporary creative practices that span dance,...

February 2, 2021February 2, 2021
A current Art MFA student, Art MFA alumnus, and Art faculty are featured in a new book “Primal Sight.”

A current Art MFA student, Art MFA alumnus, and Art faculty are featured in a new book “Primal Sight.”

Primal Sight is a collection of works by 146 artists, and essays by David Campany and Gregory Eddi Jones survey the state of contemporary black-and-white photography. The project, curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, includes the works of intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and intersectional artists, each questioning the perceived order of things. These interrogations center on issues of race,...

February 2, 2021February 2, 2021
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