Bound­aries un­bound: Art on the Edge 2015

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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

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