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401-403 2nd St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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ChirpiVERSARY: A Survey of Bird Paintings by Travis Black

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January 11-18th
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12 4-6pm.

376 chirps in…a largely collector sourced show of birds from experiment to refinement to play to today. These birds represent this world, us and the beauty and tension/excitement of living.

https://www.travisbruceblack.com/

The Magazine – Darby Photos 207 Review by Maggie Grimason

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Darby Photos. Columbine High School, Columbine Colorado, 49 x 41 inches, 2015. Courtesy of the collection of Joanna & Duncan MacKenzie.

 

“In a world of fast-paced information, the growing list of schools where such tragedies have occurred surfaces in the news cycle and then disappears again. It is troubling how the particular horror of each fades from our collective and individual memories. The long view is perhaps what we need. In 207, we are offered the particular stories, as well as—in a glance, even—a suggestion of the cumulative impact of gun violence. In these buildings, 207 people, mostly children, were shot and killed or injured. In the aftermath, even more than a decade later, Photos poured hundreds of hours into memorializing each place. If only we all dedicated such care and attention to contemplating the complexities that created crime scenes out of schoolyards. Quilting is a craft that requires an intense amount of time and labor; the commitment to each of these portraits evidences Photos’ sincerity and earnestness—but there’s something else in the medium that works uncannily well with its subject. Look closely and you can see the individual strokes that hold the whole scene together, with something as delicate as a cut of ivory thread. Something in the medium, too, suggests the idea of unraveling.”

Read the full review below

Darby Photos: 207

Remembering Valerie Roybal

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“Wishing all beings loving-kindness, compassion, openness, ease, and joy this day and every day.”
-Valerie Roybal

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 from 11:30-1:00 pm
This week Sanitary Tortilla Factory lost a truly wonderful person, artist, and friend. We invite you to celebrate the life of Valerie Roybal. This Sunday we will be hosting an open house with food and refreshments.

Look for future events including a curated exhibition of Valerie’s work coming to Sanitary Tortilla Factory
Feb 10 – Mar. 8, 2019.

 

The Fracking of Sandoval County comic book release party

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The Fracking of Sandoval County

Comic book release party

Saturday, November 17, 2018 5-8pm

Join us for the release of ‘The Fracking of Sandoval County,’ a comic book documenting the epic and ongoing struggle between oil and gas developers and local NM communities. Artist, Larry Bob Phillips, and writer, Mark LeClaire will be on hand for a community conversation about the issues. A celebratory feast and the musical stylings of Eileen and the In-Betweens will round out the evening. Other guests to be announced. Roll Through!

207

 

Darby Photos, Sandy Hook Elementary, Newton, CT., mixed media, 60 x 80 inches, 2018

 

207 by Darby Photos

Nov. 9th, 2018 – Jan. 4, 2019

Closing Reception: Jan. 4, 2019 5-8pm

In 207, Darby Photos’ depicts schools that have been the sites of mass shootings. The quilts these schools are depicted in represent safe spaces that have become scenes of horror and destruction. Buildings such as Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, as well as lesser, discussed schools like Red Lake High School in Michigan and West Nickel Mines school in Pennsylvania became physical manifestations of our society’s willingness to sacrifice our children to gun culture. The quilts confront the audience with the new banality of mass murder.