WOMEN’S WORK

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The city­wide ex­hi­bi­tion se­ries Sum­mer of Color may be com­ing to a close, but Fall of Modernism is on its way, be­gin­ning with the New Mexico Mu­seum of Art’s O’Keeffe in Process. The ex­hi­bi­tion spans a broad range of Amer­i­can mod­ernist Ge­or­gia O’Keeffe’s ca­reer, in­clud­ing early fam­ily por­traits she made as a stu­dent, paint­ings done at Lake Ge­orge in New York, and ex­am­ples of her pop­u­lar flo­ral com­po­si­tions. The show em­pha­sizes O’Keeffe’s work­ing tech­niques. The ex­hibit is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Ge­or­gia O’Keeffe Mu­seum and the New Mexico Mu­seum of Art, and draws on works from both col­lec­tions, as well as from pri­vate col­lec­tions. Also on view is Look­ing For­ward Look­ing Back, an ex­hibit of his­toric works by fe­male artists from the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion as well as projects by con­tem­po­rary artists. The show in­cludes per­for­mance artist Eleanor Antin’s

100 Boots post­cards from the early 1970s, rarely seen works on pa­per by Beatrice Wood dat­ing from the 1920s, and se­lec­tions from Juane Quickto-See Smith’s Pa­per Dolls for a Post Colo­nial World. Among the more con­tem­po­rary works are mul­ti­me­dia artist Li­gia Bou­ton’s large-scale, in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tion Un­der­study for An­i­mal Farm and An­gela Ellsworth’s

Seer Bon­nets, a sculp­tural in­stal­la­tion of pin-stud­ded pi­o­neer bon­nets that rep­re­sent the many wives of Mor­monism founder Joseph Smith.

Both ex­hibits opened on Thurs­day, Sept. 10, and re­main on view through Jan. 17, 2016. En­trance is by mu­seum ad­mis­sion. The mu­seum is lo­cated at 107 W. Palace Ave. Call 505-476-5072 for in­for­ma­tion.

— Michael Abatemarco

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