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“Piece by Piece” – Virtual Spring Showcase

Posted in Exhibition

Opening: May 8th, 2020

Join us virtually as we celebrate Working Classrooms students’ artwork from their 2020 Spring season! The event will showcase student work ranging from mosaic, painting, and projection mapping! Come spend the evening with us from the comfort of your own home while practicing social distance. Student art will be for sale so please join us in support as young student-artists look to alleviate financial stresses in such trying times.

“Waiting Room Poem” by hazel batrezchavez

We proudly present a limited online stream of “Waiting Room Poem” by hazel batrezchavez. The stream will only be available May  04-  May 18, 2020.

In the Waiting Room by hazel batrezchavez

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“my grandmother is here tonight
she writes like this
highlighter on lineless paper
bible verses
she pins them onto her mirror
so her survival tactics are reflected back at me
In The Waiting Room
where i am standing just as i am here now
Alone
surrounded by whiteness to my right and left
i don’t run here anymore, because there is no where to go ”

– excerpt from In the Waiting Room Poem by hazel batrezchavez

In the Waiting Room, is an exhibition that bears witness to the places where
individuals are asked to perform their identity, in highlighting the microaggressions
faced by someone who is racialized in crossing borders, inverting practices of authority
and focusing on the historical violence of language. In the Waiting Room, draws
parallels between the southern border and the institution as systems of oppression that
take up space and silence certain humans. The work is built as a reaction to the
current cultural landscape the artist navigates and moves freely between the written word,
large scale sculpture, textiles, performance, and video installation.

Family Resemblance

Family Resemblance
Sallie Scheufler

March 6 – March 27, 2020
First Friday: March 6, 6-8 pm
Closing Reception: March 27, 6-8 pm 

In Family Resemblance, Sallie Scheufler presents text, videos and photographs of herself and the women in her family. Taking a critical look at her personal history, Scheufler uses time-based media to explore how relationships within her family affect her sense of self, performed and inherited. Staged portraits utilize tools found in the beauty industry to draw attention to physical features, alike and unlike. She dresses in drag to become her older sister. She and her mom get matching hairdos. Her little sister applies her make-up as she does to herself. Text throughout the exhibition recounts stories of superficial desires and the ways that the women in her family perform gender. Family Resemblance addresses beauty standards, wanting what we don’t have, and growing up in makeover culture.

Sallie Scheufler is an interdisciplinary artist currently living in Albuquerque, NM. Scheufler uses her personal history as artistic fodder, in context of feminist theory and familial relationships through performative video and sound installations, live participatory performance, photography, and sculptural installation. Scheufler has exhibited work in museums and galleries nationally including the Center for Contemporary Art, Northlight Gallery, 516 ARTS, and the University of New Mexico Art Museum. Scheufler has been awarded a Beaumont Newhall Fellowship and a Robert Heinecken scholarship, among others. She received her MFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico and her BFA from Arizona State University. When she is not in the studio, Scheufler works as part-time faculty in photography at the University of New Mexico and is the Assistant Director at Richard Levy Gallery.

Image Caption: Sallie Scheufler, Mom and Me, 2020, Inkjet print, 24 x 30 inches

A SOFT EYE, A MIRROR-EYE

A SOFT EYE, A MIRROR-EYE
Cedra Wood
 
January 24 – February 28, 2020
Opening Reception: February 7, 6-8 pm
 
In A Soft Eye, A Mirror-Eye, Cedra Wood presents to-scale drawings of two species: the camel and the turkey vulture. Drawn to both of these groups because of their hardihood, resilience, and elegance, Wood creates intimate portraits, attempting to depict each animal in a way that defies both description and stereotype.
 
In one of the two series, Wood showcases the individuality of nine camels she worked with on a ranch in Texas, affectionately presenting the animals’ disparate personalities and physiognomies. The work stands as a testament to the distinctive character of each of these “ships of the desert.” The second body of drawings comprises five portraits of a single turkey vulture, a resident of the New Mexico Wildlife Center. Humans often react to vultures either with revulsion, fear, or superstition, which Wood hopes to counterpoint by presenting Sol’s physical features precisely and reverently, letting his remarkable qualities speak for themselves.
 
Banner Image: Portrait of SOL 1, 20″x26″, graphite on paper, 2019