From Behind the Wall --
Prints by Contemporary Mexican Maestros
We had a great opening last Friday, for the Mexican print exhibition at Remarque in Albuquerque (August 4th, 2017).
The exhibition runs through August 26th, open Friday and Saturdays, from 10 - 6 PM, and by appointment.
One of the huge windfalls of the Desert Triangle project was that we started working with, and relating to, the huge printmaking talent below the border. Almost half of our prints for the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta were produced in Mexico. Moreover, we have shown the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta in Mexico City, Oaxaca and Puebla. And if we are lucky, that relationship between our artists, and the Mexican artists, will continue.
We are really proud to show some of the Mexican prints we collected since putting together the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.
During the middle of the opening, we also unpacked 3 Mexican carpetas (portfolios) for show:
- Student carpeta from the Taller de Artes Plasticas Rufiano Tamayo, in Oaxaca
Inspecting the Oaxaca Carpeta Nacional
Ren Adams and Matthew Barrett
We used "Poster Hangers by Jørgen Møller"
to hang the unframed prints
Jessica Krichels, one of the owners of Remarque Print Workshop, brought back 2 prints by Mexican women printmakers, from the studio of El Pinche Grabador in Guanajuato, especially for this exhibition:
"Protector de la Cosecha"
We agree with Glasstire, that if you are an art lover -- You Should Go to Mexico. It's very accessible to the US border states.
In the adjacent gallery at Remarque, was a painting show by Michelle Sharp:
Paintings by Michelle Sharp
(in black dress towards right)
And the New Mexico Art League is also showing prints in Albuquerque -- Limited Edition (July 18 - August 19, 2017). Review of the exhibition in the Albuquerque Journal by Wesley Pollka (August 6, 2017).
This dry point by Dennis Liberty was featured in the exhibition:
"Spiritus, Mundi, La Bajada"