Inpost Artspace Reception: Beatitude Studies: Recent Drawings by Titus O’Brien

The Inpost Artspace opens the Fall season with an exhibit of new work by Titus O’Brien. With these recent drawings, O’Brien constructs luminous designs overlaying mark and color reminiscent of arbors, mazes, and arabesque patterns. He states, “The drawings in this exhibition were conceived as studies for paintings intended to be called “Beatitudes.” The drawing process often has a heightened sense of investigation. Here, the concrete investigation is into how a series of game-like systems, shaped by an engaged intuition, are used to deploy line and color across a two-dimensional surface to compelling effect. The telos – the direction or meaning – of this labor is the desire to produce (both for the artist and viewer) a shift in attention that is in some way uplifting and settling, enlivening and reassuring. In other words, to express something true and good.” FREE!

Reception: Friday, September 7, 5 – 7pm
Exhibition Dates: September 4 – Saturday, October 27

Inpost Artspace Reception: Musicians Making Art

The Inpost Artspace announces its summer exhibit, Musicians Making Art, which is presented in conjunction with the 13th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival. This exhibit connects the endeavors of music-making with those of creating visual art. The show features a wide range of styles and subject matter, including drawing, painting, and sculptural objects and highlights another side of our gifted New Mexico based music practitioners.  Featured, is work by bassists,Terry Bluhm, Christine Nelson & Susan Holmes; drummer, Cal Haines; brass players, Mark Weaver & Jonathan Baldwin; guitarist/vocalists, Claudio Tolouse, Armando Ortega & Mark Weber, and more.

Reception: Sunday, July 15th, 2018, 2-4pm | Exhibition: July 1 – August 26


Theta Scapes: New Paintings and Drawings by Jon Pearson

Jon Pearson is an artist from Des Moines Iowa who has lived in New Mexico for the last two years. His work recently has explored the dreamy terrains of the subconscious. Through recent solo shows such as Dream Chatter and Sandbox Therapy his visual work has developed to include abstracted landscapes derived from high desert mountain hikes and incorporates dream imagery and images from the subconscious mind. His recent body of work Theta Scapes is made in such a way to allow the imagination to implant in each painting a series of discoveries. Through layers and detail and continued viewing of each piece a narrative can be derived and related back to the title of each work.

Reception: Friday, May 11th, 2018, 5-7pm | Exhibition: April 30 – June 8

Exhibition may be viewed during the reception, Outpost performances, box office hours, (M-F 2-5:30pm), and by appointment.


ABQ Printmaking Exchange

The ABQ Print Club will host a portfolio exchange and exhibition at the Outpost Performance Space. The exhibit will feature original artwork by UNM Printmaking undergraduates and graduates, Tamarind Institute students, and local artists who use traditional processes such as woodcut, lithography, etching, and serigraphy. The exhibit will display the breath of editions that the artists print for the exchange.

Reception: April 6 (first Friday), 2018,  5-7pm | Exhibition: Monday, March 26th – April 27th, 2018

Exhibition may be viewed during the reception, Outpost performances, box office hours, (M-F 2-5:30pm), and by appointment.


WITH SPRINKLES | Drawings by Kate Wood

Developed from a daily drawing practice, With Sprinkles is an adaptation from “The Best Comic Book Ever,” an ongoing body of work from Albuquerque artist Kate Wood. Stricken with a chronic disease, Wood undertook a daily drawing practice to help pass the time while receiving medical attention, and as a way to accept her time spent in treatment. Compiled into 8 sketchbooks, to date, Wood will complete her 500th drawing on January 28th, 2018, coincidentally the day these drawings are installed at the Inpost Artspace. Her practice has developed into a sustained narrative that draws upon a large cast of colorful and amorphous creatures, functioning as symbols and allegory for greater personal themes of health and loss. The pieces in this exhibition focus on a few of the over 200 characters she has been developing, allowing them to explore a more specific narrative than that of her sketchbooks.

Kate Wood is an artist and a farmer, currently working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has spent the past decade working in organic agriculture on the east coast, and was most recently the owner/operator of a small farm business in rural Illinois. Chronic health issues forced her to leave her chosen career, but brought her back to a daily art practice. Kate is deeply inspired and influenced by storytelling, folklore, comic books, mythology, and pattern.

Reception: Friday, February 2, 5 – 7pm | Exhibition Dates: January 29 – March 24, 2018

Exhibition may be viewed during the reception, Outpost performances, box office hours, (M-F 2-5:30pm), and by appointment.


It Sounds So Simple: Photographic Works from La Cueva High School

Exhibition Dates: December 4 – January 27, 2017
Reception: Friday, December 8, 2017    5 – 7pm (First Friday ARTScrawl)

It Sounds So Simple features the photographic work of dedicated students from Albuquerque Public School’s La Cueva High School.  Students are presenting unique artworks in response to an audio soundbite with the phrase “It Sounds So Simple.”  The artists are all La Cueva juniors and seniors, and have studied photography for two to four years.

Works will include analog, digital, and alternative-process photography. This collaborative exhibit will highlight the love for image-making fostered under the tutelage of Tamara Zibners, UNM Photography MFA graduate and La Cueva photo teacher.

Exhibiting Artists: Maged Alaini, Emma Allen, Grace Bernhart, Josh Dekleva, Ethan Johnson, Zachary Marshall, Sofia Palacios, Shaun Paques, Sophia Pedroncelli, Ava Pressley, Neha Rajput, Ariana Santistevan, Hannah Schum, Bronwyn Scott, and Reece Wigginsal.

Exhibition may be viewed during the reception, Outpost performances, box office hours, (M-F 2-5:30pm), and by appointment.


Reception: Friday, October 6, 5-7pm


Fun & games features the photographic work of Jamie Kovach and the sculptural work of Cecilia Mckinnon. Each artist explores patterning with and of familiar objects, imparting distinct nostalgias. Through repetition and renewal of commonplace items, the handmade imperfect motifs structure an inquiry into utility and reminiscence, work and play. Cecilia McKinnon grew up in California, and moved to New Mexico in 2010 to complete a BFA at the University of New Mexico. Originally studying sculpture and printmaking, she ultimately branched out into a broader intermedia practice while participating in the Land Arts of the American West program. She has studied puppetry and circus practices with the Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont, and spent a year at Concordia University in Montreal studying textiles and performance. She has been a member of several collectives, including noise performers Milch de la Máquina, women’s music festival organizers Gatas y Vatas, and most currently Graft Collective, an art and curatorial collective based out of Barelas neighborhood in Albuquerque. Jamie Kovach is an artist living and working in Austin, TX. Born in Washington, D.C., she has spent the last 13 years in the South and Southwest, earning a BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2013. Kovach’s work has been exhibited nationally at numerous galleries, museums, and institutions, including Arizona State University, the Tamarind Institute, the University of North Georgia, and the University of New Mexico Art Museum.

The Music and the Muse: Prints by Reginald Gammon Curated by Dr. Kymberly Pinder, Dean UNM School of Fine Arts

Reception: Sunday, July 16, 2-4pm

presented in partnership with the University of New Mexico Art Museum, UNM School of Fine Arts, & the African American Performing Arts Center

Reginald Gammon (1921-2005), originally from Philadelphia, moved to New York City in 1951. He taught in the New York public schools and for 21 years at Western Michigan University. When he retired to New Mexico in 1992 he became active in the arts scene here. Gammon’s paintings and prints often explore aspects of African American life and history. He was a member of the black artists’ collective, Spiral, with Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Hale Woodruff and Emma Amos, among others. He was an avid jazz fan and saw many concerts in New York. Gammon made his own bold interpretations of such artists such as Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong and Lester Young performing. The expressiveness of his lines and color suggest the sounds and cadences of the performances represented on these silent sheets of paper. The juxtaposition of his sensuous nudes with the jazz portraits in this exhibition reflect the multisensory element of jazz syncopation. Gammon once said, “The human physiognomy is as great a landscape as you can find or as great a still life as you can find.” These prints were created at New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery in Albuquerque located just blocks from the Outpost. Gammon was a founding member of New Grounds in 1996. While in New York the artist had worked as a commercial artist, painter and printmaker. Known mainly as a painter, Gammon revived his interest in making prints when he moved to Albuquerque. In 2007-8 New Grounds Gallery and the Albuquerque Museum and the African American Performing Arts Center held exhibitions to honor Gammon and his legacy. In 1997 Gammon showed in the original Inpost Artspace Gallery at the old Outpost on Morningside Dr.  Dr. Kymberly Pinder, dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico has the curated this show on the 20th Anniversary of Gammon’s last Inpost Artspace show.

EXHIBITION DATES: July 9 – September 30

We Began To See Things Whole: Photographs from the Cottonwood Gulch archive

Reception: June 2, 5 – 7pm (First Friday ARTScrawl)

The Inpost Artspace is pleased to present a selection of historical photographs chronicling early days of Cottonwood Gulch, an expedition program that has run in the Southwest since 1926. The Cottonwood Gulch was founded by a teacher from Indiana who led educational summer treks throughout the Southwest. Traveling in a caravan of Model T station wagons, they sought “the remote and generally unknown wilderness regions” to experience a simple life, if only for the summer. The Trek represents a unique experience of place and time — stepping into unfamiliar lands and cultures, being humbled by geologic time, playing off the lore of the Old West, passing down strict traditions of keeping camp. Deep in the Gulch archives are a trove of logbooks and photographs chronicling the history of these expeditions and the evolving cultural landscape the trekkers studied. Co-curators Meggan Gould and Kacie Smith are excited to introduce highlights from the archive as stories of the outdoors, discovery, friendship, and problem-solving.

Exhibition: May 22 – June 24, 2017

P R I N T // M A K E :: UNM Printmakers Exchange Portfolio

Reception: Sunday, April 30, 4 – 6pm

P R I N T // M A K E features original artwork by University of New Mexico printmakers who use traditional processes such as woodcut, lithography, etching, and serigraphy. The exhibition coincides with Arts Unexpected and a new, student-led Printmaking Symposium — a series of events celebrating Printmaking at the University, including archive tours at the Center for Southwest Research, UNM Art Museum, and Tamarind Institute, as well as live demonstrations at the Graduate Art Annex. The collection displays the breadth of editions the artists printed for the exchange.

Exhibition Dates: April 18- May 20, 2017

Gabriel Aro
Richard Barnes
Noel Begay
Katelyn Bladel
Diana Cervantes
Kate Coucke
Jose Delgado
Emma Difani
Jamie Durham
Margaret Farrell
Jessie Furr
Jeremiah Heller
Chaney Howe
Kyle King
Cedar Kirwin
Jessica Marie Gross
Liz Melnyczuk
Hollis Moore
Amanda Morris
Mitchell Olson
Marcos Polac
Abigail Preston
Babak Shasiah
Ben Shoenberg
Kacie Erin Smith
Isaac Trujillo
Kelly Watson

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