Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Prints by Southwest" coming to Albuquerque

Opening on April 20th, 2017:  5- 8 pm.  
 South Broadway Cultural Center
 1025 Broadway, near downtown
Music by "Son of Hwéeldi"

Regular hours:
April 20th - June 2nd
Tue - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm


Thanks to Pilo of Jellyfish Colectivo for designing the flyer

The "Prints by Southwest" exhibition is based on the Postre Prints show in El Paso,with a few alternations

Music by
during the opening on April 20th



Prints travel easily. Easily enough to bring in good work from El Paso and Tucson, to reveal what other contemporary artists in our region are thinking. By including printmakers from Albuquerque, the exhibition completes a dusty Bermuda Triangle, a zone of lost love, where a desert artist's best efforts often fall into oblivion -- revisiting the theme of last year's traveling exhibition: the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta. However, in this sequel, the art agitator/collector reaches deeper into the cactus lands, to bring in quality prints from California, Mexico, and the Heart of Texas, to spark dialog, and show how our art and prints compare favorably next to work from the greater region.

This collection of etchings, serigraphs and relief prints, was inspired by (but not confined to) Mexican-American art, and the figurative tradition of the Taller de Gráfica Popular of Mexico. The bulk of the prints were first shown in the Postre Prints exhibition, at the Purple Gallery in downtown El Paso earlier this year.

Hardly the last word on print, hopefully this exhibit will encourage others to create new print shows, which could easily travel throughout the region, in pop-ups, coffee shops, and museums. And provoke our artists to develop new themes and styles, to push Southwestern art into the 21st century. That is the power of the print medium.


In conjunction with our print opening, Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop is hosting a relief print workshop with Pavel Acevedo, on the following weekend of April 22nd and 23rd (in the Nob Hill area).

Pavel Acevedo is in both the exhibition at the South Broadway Cultural Center, and part of the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.  He is originally from the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, where there is a strong, young print explosion right now.

More to come!

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