December 15, 2017 – January 19, 2018
Opening reception Dec. 15, 6-9pm
“Pre-existing Conditions” is the result of a collaborative excavation of various illegal dump sites near Albuquerque. Cecilia McKinnon and Lance McGoldrick have sourced materials for installation, sculptures, and trash readymades from these informal sites, examining cycles of production, consumption, and planned obsolescence. The artists give consideration and new context to common trash, attempting to present waste objects as both repellent and beautiful.
The two artists, both redheads, share a common background in printmaking as well as a love of working with messy, often decaying materials. The artists share a mutual fascination with objects which are broken and abandoned, and with repurposing found objects and materials within sculptural practices. Cecilia McKinnon, an active member of GRAFT collective, is an intermedia artist and curator, interested in textiles, installation, and performance. Lance Ryan McGoldrick, an artist with Meow Wolf collective, is based in Albuquerque, NM. Working both solo and in collaboration, Lance’s work often takes on an architectural scale and has frequently been presented in non-traditional art spaces.
November 10th – 24th, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 10th, 6-9pm
In an exhibition of interdisciplinary works, Eugene Ellenberg explores human limitations and the exquisite nature of failure. Communal phrases of promise and codes of distress coexist and contrast the artist’s own fractured faith and embrace of doubt. In a series of photographs, Ellenberg contends with self-conscious rituals in moments of reverence by exposing each sheet of film for as long as he held his breath. Accompanying installations repurpose industrial materials, inviting the visitor to engage with their own presence and sensorial experience in the space.
Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar Series
We Appreciate Your Progress, new works by Eugene Ellenberg is one of two exhibitions in the 2017 that is part of Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar Series. The Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar Series offers professional space for the culminating exhibition that defines the student’s launch into their profession as an artist. The series hopes to underscore exceptional artists attending regional institutions while highlighting Albuquerque’s historic connection to contemporary art practice.
About the Artist
Eugene Ellenberg is an interdisciplinary artist working in Albuquerque, NM. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Harry Wood Gallery in Tempe, AZ, Lionel Rombach Gallery in Tucson, AZ, Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, Lee Gallery in Clemson, SC, College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, CO, Clinton Adams Gallery and 516 Arts in Albuquerque, NM. His work has been published online through Ain’t Bad, Lenscratch, Slate Magazine, CNN World and One, One Thousand Southern Photography. He is a recipient of the Howard L. Franks Memorial Fellowship. Originally from South Carolina, he received his BFA in Studio Art from Clemson University. As one of Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s Exceptional Scholars of 2017, We Appreciate Your Progress is his MFA thesis show for the Photography program at the University of New Mexico.
October 6th-November 3rd, 2017
Opening Reception: October 6th, 6-9pm
Curated by art historian, Ray Hernández-Durán, The Alchemical Trace: Transformation and Resilience in Recent Work by LGBTQIA Artists is an exhibition meant to open in conjunction with the 15th annual Southwest Gay Lesbian Film Festival, the largest event of its kind in this region of the country. With a focus on resistance, adaptation, and survival, the exhibition will include recent work by a diverse group of emerging LGBTQIA-identified artists from NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, L.A., Las Vegas, and Albuquerque, who address themes of healing, growth, memory, and persistence in their art. In addition to the exhibition, there will be a lecture series, art film screenings, and an exhibition catalogue that will be free to the public.
feat. Logan Bellew, Justin Favela, Pilar Gallego, Erol Scott Harris II, Earl McBride, Maia Cruz Palileo, Virgo Paraiso, Jami Porter Lara, Tino Rodriguez, Nick Simko, Jason Villegas.
The Alchemical Trace: Transformation and Resilience in Recent Work by LGBTQIA Artists is generously supported by the Fulcrum Fund in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Friday, September 29th from 6-9pm
The closing of Fathoms and Measures by our current artist in residence Alex Branch.
Artist Alex Branch came to the desert to build a musical boat. What she created was an orchestra. Using found materials, Branch re-purposes broken musical instruments to create pieces that function in new ways. Rebuilding what is broken, she uses pieces from pianos, clocks, cellos and crutches to reinvent music making. And yes, there is a boat.
7pm performance by Bryce Fletcher Hample of REIGHNBEAU and Hedia. Hample will play the sculptural instruments.
The Sanitary Tortilla Factory residency program is generously supported by the Fulcrum Fund in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The FUNd at Albuquerque Community Foundation.
Friday, July 7th, 6-9pm
Zine Release & Open-Studio-in-Closing
“The goal of Belonging is to reveal the pivotal experiences that shape one’s sense of belonging and connectedness to a place and country, and how it ultimately defines our authentic selves; and to say, We All Belong Here.”
The Sanitary Tortilla Factory residency program is generously supported by the Fulcrum Fund in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts and The FUNd at Albuquerque Community Foundation.
March 3-31, 2017
Opening: First Friday, March 3, 6-9 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 23, 6-7 pm
In this immersive installation of video, performance, sound, lithography, and sculpture, Erin Fussell transforms an urban desert flood control dam into a creative site.
New works by Jazmyn Crosby, Karl Hofmann & Mitchell Marti
An exhibition of works with a focus on the qualities of repetition and variation.
On view October 7 – November 18
Opening Reception October 7, 6 – 9pm
About the Artists
Jazmyn Crosby is an artist and curator living and working in New Mexico. Her interests include flies, windows, walking, place and perceived boundaries between urban and natural landscapes. She holds a BFA from the University of New Mexico and has also studied at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and the Academy of Architecture & Art, Prague, Czech Republic.
Karl Hofmann is a painter and installation artist whose work combines aspects of Pop, Dada and Expressionism in effort to portray the sublime, epic and phenomenal. Hofmann holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. His work has been the recipient of numerous awards and has been exhibited internationally.
Mitchell Marti is an artist, printmaker, publisher and film editor who lives and works in New Mexico publishing under his imprint Interbang Press. Marti holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Art & Design, and an MFA from the University of New Mexico.
June 17 – August 28, 2016
Ashley Autumn, Michael Apolo Gomez, JC Gonzo, Sam Atakra Haozous, Invasive, Nick Simko & Aaron Mcintosh, Eros, Logan Bellew, Kirstyn Russell
The Sanitary Tortilla Factory is pleased to announce a collection of queer photographers and queer subject matters that expand the ideas of identity, politics and image-making. Queering the Lens is an exhibition of photographic based works that stretch the dominant norms of the contemporary categories of photography. The exhibition is not a collection of specific sexual identities but of the act of looking at the world itself. The works selected for this exhibition create an opportunity to posit the viewer in a context of queerness. The layered disruption of both subject and artifact create moments of subjectivity where queerness can dismantle labels while creating open ended inquiry. Queering the Lens is part of the PhotoSummer exhibition program and is co-curated by Jessamyn Lovell & Sheri Crider.
April 22, 2016
Yes To All is dedicated to Laancer, and to Vana’diel, the digital world she lives in. In the show, Laancer takes one last look at her world. Once-bustling cities and markets are quiet. The beaches are empty. Old friends have disappeared as though they never existed at all. Soon she will disappear, too. Digital avatars leave no traces: no footsteps, no voices, no ghosts. Who will remember Vana’diel when its servers are finally shut down? Some goodbyes are longer, and more difficult, than others.