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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Pre-existing Conditions by Cecilia McKinnon and Lance McGoldrick.

December 15 – January 19, 2017

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.

http://lanceryanmcgoldrick.com/

https://ceciliamckinnonart.com/

We Appreciate Your Progress

For As Long As We Could Hold Our Breath, Eugene Ellenberg, 2017, Archival Inkjet Print

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.

 

www.eugeneellenberg.com

The Alchemical Trace: Transformation and Resilience in Recent Work by LGBTQIA Artists

“Earl”, Earl McBride, 48×36″ 2016, courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery

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.

www.wayoutwestnm.com

 

 

 

Fathoms and Measures by A.I.R. Alex Branch

 

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.


http://www.brycehample.com/
http://www.alexbranch.com/

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.

 

 

 

Belonging by A.I.R. Christine Wong Yap

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.

 

 

 

Re: Iterations

Karl Hofmann, 2016, Comes Around, Goes Around

Karl Hofmann, 2016, Comes Around, Goes Around

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.