Boundaries unbound: Art on the Edge 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s Nora Burnett Abrams was selected as this year’s guest curator for Art on the Edge 2015. The biennial exhibit, held at the New Mexico Museum of Art (107 W. Palace Ave.) and sponsored by the Friends of Contemporary Art and Photography, is a juried exhibition that showcases regional artists who stretch the boundaries of their chosen mediums. Works by seven artists were selected from more than 300 submissions: paintings by Jill Christian, Ian Fisher, and Sarah McKenzie, sculpture by Will Clift, photography by Danae Falliers, drawings from Chris Oatey, and mixed-media pieces by Kate Rivers. “Taken together, the works indicate how these artists engage a rich diversity of approaches and a broad range of content to produce artworks that employ traditional techniques as much as they embrace the pace and spirit of contemporary life,” Abrams writes.
The exhibit opens with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, and remains on view through Aug. 16. There is no charge for admission to the reception, after which entrance to the exhibit is by museum admission. Call 505-476-5072.
— Michael Abatemarco
From top, Danae Falliers: wildflower6, 2010, photograph; Will Clift: Diminishing Form, Horizontal, 2014, black walnut wood; Sarah McKenzie: Loop (White Cube, Bermondsey With Larry Bell, 2013) 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas; images courtesy New Mexico Museum of Art