Saturday, February 9, 2019

Summary -- Living Relief

We had a great opening for the "New Mexico: Living Relief" exhibition, on February 1st, 2019.  Many visitors came from Santa Fe.  Many of the artists came.  And the director of the Albuquerque Museum, Dr Andrew Connors, came.




This exhibition aspired to exhibit the best living printmakers in the state of New Mexico, including those in the 575 area code, living in the southern part of the state.  In this way it was a follow up to last year's Southwest Print Fiesta in Silver City, as well at the "Carved Line: Block Printing in New Mexico" exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum one year earlier.







Catalogs from previous print shows


Also in the hallway we hung relief prints from just across the state line, by artists in El Paso.


Relief artists from El Paso
featured in the hallway



Remarque February Residents  

The Monday following our opening, Remarque Print Workshop in Albuquerque hosted 5 printmakers from Oregon and Colorado, for a week long residency.

Print residents at Remarque
busy making prints in February 2019



NEXT UP:  SGCI  PRINT CONFERENCE
DALLAS 2019


We are showing 158 matted and framed prints, from Mexico and the USA  -- the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange -- at the upcoming SGCI print conference in Dallas, March 6th - 9th, 2019.  We also have prints from Australia, Canada, Cuba and Ireland.

During the opening we showed one of those Ambos Lados prints, by Curtis Wilson III.






Ambos Lados is listed on the SGCI website,
if one clicks on "Exhibitions"


We delivered 10 boxes of framed prints,
the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange, 
to Nancy Palmeri on February 4th, 2019,
at the University of Texas at Arlington



Living Relief -- the Opening

We had a great opening for the "New Mexico:Living Relief" exhibition at Remarque Print Workshop in Albuquerque on February 1st, 2019  (see the prints at this link).


Front entrance of Remarque Print Workshop
in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque



Promotion from the Remarque website


gave a live relief print demo at the opening


Great showing from Santa Fe!!!
With John Tollett plus,
Richard Nicolas, Diwan Bhathal, and their wives


Kate Coucke (Edgewood) in front of her print


Henry Morales (Albuquerque) in front of his print


Thayer Carter (Santa Fe)


Karsten Creightney (Albuquerque) 


Juliana Kirwin (Albuquerque)


Mike Kimball (Santa Fe)



Andrew Fearnside (Albuquerque)



Jan Vanderburg  (Albuquerque)


Curtis Wilson III (Albuquerque)
in front of his print for the



director of the Albuquerque Museum


Scott Parker of Santa Fe
had a solo relief print exhibition
in the main gallery




Scott Parker in the main gallery


Kate Coucke starts the relief print demo about 6:30


Good crowd for the print demo




gave a live relief print demo at the opening



Flash and Greta Young came all the way from Santa Fe


Kimberly McCarthy and her boyfriend,
she is an intern at Remarque,


Henry Morales signing his wet print



Thursday, January 31, 2019

Living Relief -- The Prints

These are the relief prints in the exhibition -- New Mexico: Living Relief -- at Remarque Gallery during the month of February, 2019.


Gallery picture

Our exhibition is in the smaller gallery.  In the main gallery is a solo show of the relief prints of Scott Parker.



NEW MEXICO















"Garcia Lorca"
Linocut
Albuquerque



Linocut
Taos


"Contorted Nude"
Woodcut
Albuquerque


"The Discovery"
Linocut
Albuquerque


"Silver City Range"
Linocut
Silver City


Twilight
Linocut
Silver City


"Manzanos"
Linocut
Edgewood


Kaitlin Reese
"Flight or Flight?  Worst Valentine"
Linocut
Albuquerque


"The Adventures of J.C.: Becoming Sancho Panza"
Linocut
Las Cruces


"Dildo's Run"
Woodcut
Santa Fe


"Keels"
Woodcut
Santa Fe


Relief
Albuquerque


"Hidden Cove"
Linocut
Cedar Crest


"Early October, Cathedral Lane"
Woodcut Reduction Print
Tijeras


"Race Against the Wind"
Woodcut
Albuquerque


"Alan Rickman"
Linocut
Albuquerque


"Old Cherry Pickup"
Linocut
Santa Fe


EL PASO


The El Paso printmakers and Pavel Acevedo,
showing prints in the hallway

El Paso is just across the border, and some of it's suburbs are in New Mexico.   Moreover, El Paso was capital of New Mexico in 1680, during the Pueblo Indian Revolt. So we included some relief prints by El Paso artists in the hallway.  Also in Mountain Time, El Paso often seems more culturally related to New Mexico than to Texas.


"Estas Como Un Pajarito Muerto"
Relief 
El Paso


"Borderland Joy Ride"
Relief
El Paso


"Guerra"
Linocut
El Paso


NEXT ACT:
AMBOS LADOS INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXCHANGE

The print fever momentum takes us next to Dallas Texas.  Some of the printmakers in this relief exhibition are also part of the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange, which will be exhibited at the University of Texas at Arlington during the big SGCI print conference in March.  Therefore we are exhibiting a woodcut by New Mexico artist Curtis Wilson III, just during the opening night, because his is one of 158 prints in Ambos Lados.


Curtis Wilson III
Woodcut
Albuquerque