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

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
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

OBSOLESCENCE AND OPULENCE: RECENT WORKS BY SHERI CRIDER

Reception: March 3, 5 – 7pm (First Friday ARTScrawl)

This event is part of Women & Creativity Month

The Inpost Artspace is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by Albuquerque artist and curator, sheri crider. Crider’s current body of work examines our culture’s fascination with bright, shiny things. This series of paintings and sculpture oscillates from imagery of multi-billion dollar construction projects to still-life imagery of personal collections of trinkets and debris from landfills, deftly combining real and imagined spaces.

Exhibition Dates: February 27 – April 16, 2017

BY A THREAD

Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2017, 5 – 7pm

Diversity, subtlety and tradition are celebrated in this exhibition of weavings by Elizabeth Buckley, Mary Rawcliffe Colton, Cindy Dworzak, Naomi Julian, Dan Klinglesmith, Cristine Posner, Eric-Paul Riege, Nick Clifford Simko, Jaye Whorton and Nancy Wohlenberg. In hand-dying yarn, weaving upside down on a French jacquard loom, or collaborating with a commercial loom, each of these local artists finds unique inspiration in their process. The textiles represent the urge to bring things together and reinvigorate the ancient human activity of weaving.

EXHIBITION DATES: January 16 – February 25, 2017

HILO: Season Evans, Katie Ford, Rachel Hayes, Joanna Keane Lopez, Sarah Vosmus

Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 5 – 8pm

HILO is an exhibition of contemporary textile artists from across the country. Textiles have the power to draw us in: reminding us of the familiar and functional, reflecting community and surroundings. The artists play with these connotations through diverse and innovative methods of making. From weaving from hand-spun wool to constructing translucent vinyl banners and elegant bed-sized compositions, the artists draw from traditions in ways that are decidedly their own.

Exhibition Dates: November 23 – January 31

Outpost Members Exhibition

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 13, 4-6pm

Outpost Members Exhibition

Outpost’s biennial Members Exhibition celebrates the creativity of our community and features a curated selection of contemporary, regional artists working in 2D mediums. This Members Exhibition features work by Edna Casman & Chuck Dunbar; Carol Chamberland; Sharon Eldridge; Linda Holland; Julianna Kirwin; Candy Nartonis; Louis Ocepek; Diane Orchard; Cody Saint Arnold; Dianne Schlies; and Risa Taylor.

EXHIBITION DATES: November 7, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Noah McLaurine: [Tension Building Music]

Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 5 – 7pm

[Tension-Building Music] presents the recent work of Noah McLaurine, who has been exploring and photographing public lands and monuments in New Mexico since moving from Brooklyn two years ago. McLaurine’s curiosity about the natural and cultural forces that shape the unique landscape have led him to revel in the ubiquitous signs of erosion and change: the subtle marks a plant makes in the sand, enigmatic shards of metal and detritus, weather patterns hinting at atomic explosions. Wrestling with cultural artifacts surrounding Los Alamos and the Trinity Site, McLaurine notices the mountains rising in the distance, shaped by thousands of years of rain and wind, some of the only witnesses to the abrupt and radical transformation of the test site. His work highlights evidence of erosion both gradual and abrupt, how boundaries have been drawn and redrawn, and stories relentlessly written and rewritten.

Exhibition dates:  August 29 – November 5, 2016

OFF THE RECORD: Artwork inspired by the jazz vinyl collection of Tom Dodson

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 17, 2 – 4 pm

Off the Record features a selection of 36 jazz record covers representative of American jazz history, with accompanying responses to the albums by local artists Lea M. Andersson, Karsten Creightney, Arden Hendrie, Karl Hofmann, Emily Howe, Hollis Moore, Reyes Padilla, Jackie Riccio, and Kacie Erin Smith. The invited artists each selected one album to use as inspiration for their own visual response. The album selection was chosen by Albuquerque’s Thomas Dodson, who has collected approximately 1,000 LPs over the last sixty years. For Thomas, “Cover art brings to mind the recordings, as documents of specific performances, which in turn allow us to recall memories, both musical and non-musical … When I listen to them, I marvel at the artistry of these musicians and I am reminded of the contexts in which they were created.” The digitized collection of album covers can be see at http://tomsvinylcollection.tumblr.com/

This exhibit coincides with the 11th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival, which runs July 14 – 31 and features local as well as world-renowned artists and jazz masters. Following the reception of Off the Record, the Outpost will host a free screening of Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity from 4-6pm, a documentary about NEA Jazz Master, saxophonist, Charles Lloyd.

Exhibition Dates: June 27 – August 28, 2016

AN ISLAND EMERGING: DRAWINGS BY KAELEN GREEN

Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 5-7 pm

The Inpost Artspace is pleased to exhibit An Island Emerging, selected works from Kaelen Green. Her graphite drawings convey haunting, dream-like narratives, highlighting her ability to render imagined spaces with stunning precision. Through detail that reminds us of our own familiar reality, she admits us into lyrical and surreal creations, placing the viewer in emotional landscapes and among compelling figures. Based in Santa Fe, Green is currently developing an illustrated novel, a visual and narrative mythology that unfolds on an island of mysterious origin called Asphodel. The exhibition will include a number of works created for her forthcoming book.

Exhibition Dates: May 2 – June 25, 2016

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