Offroad Productions explores two Southwestern cities with Interstated: Phoenix/Santa Fe
In the exhibit Interstated: Phoenix/Santa Fe, Offroad Productions highlights contemporary artists working in two Southwestern cities. Co-curated by Offroad founder Michael Freed and John Reyes, director of the Bentley Gallery in Phoenix, Interstated explores “place” in artists’ works, whether that refers to where they are in terms of their artistic practice, where they live, or where they create their art.
This is the first time Offroad Productions has focused on art outside New Mexico. The show includes monotypes by master printer John Armstrong, portraiture by Colin Chillag, pop-culture-influenced work in mixed media by Kristin Bauer, and other pieces by Phoenix-based artists. The Santa Fe contingent includes artist and educator Joanne Lefrak, who creates figurative works in etched Plexiglas, sculptor and metalworker Adam Rosen, and multimedia artist David Forlano. Freed, who hosts Offroad’s guest-curated exhibitions from his studio in the Siler Road district, presents his own works in Interstated.
The reception is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. The show runs through the weekend. Works by Santa Fe artists remain on view by appointment through July 25. Offroad Productions is located at 2891-B Trades West Road. Call 505-670-9276 for information or to arrange a visit. — Michael Abatemarco
David Forlano: Landscape 2, 2015, oil on board; left, John Tinker: Mohave, 2000, polyester resin, Plexiglas, and acrylic gel