In/Visible Borders: New Mexico Photographers

'This exhibit examines the contemporary New Mexico landscape in terms of the cultural, political and economic realities of the 21st century along the borderlands between the United States and Mexico.'

Date November 18, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Author Staff

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Art Markets & Galleries

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The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community Gallery announces “In/Visible Borders: New Mexico Photographers” an exhibition in collaboration with the Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s Marion Center for Photographic Arts. This exhibit examines the contemporary New Mexico landscape in terms of the cultural, political and economic realities of the 21st century along the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. The exhibit is curated by Mary Anne Redding, Chair of the Photography Department at the University. A public opening will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Community Gallery, located at 201 West Marcy Street. The opening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Community Gallery at 505-955-6705.

“This exhibit is an opportunity for the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission to work with an outstanding local curator, Mary Anne Redding, to produce an exhibit that is poignant and visceral,” said, Rod Lambert, Community Gallery Manager. “The issues being addressed by the exhibit bring thoughtful, if sometimes uncomfortable, topics to the public through the beautiful and haunting imagery of a group of leading New Mexico photographers.”

Nineteen photographers have been invited to exhibit images relating to this topic. Participating artists include: Tony Bonanno, Michael Borowski, David Bram, Kirk Gittings, Lauren Greenwald, Mindy Jean-Paul, David Michael Kennedy, Karen Kuehn, Greg MacGregor, Norman Mauskopf, Delilah Montoya, Patrick Nagatani, Teresa Neptune, David Robin, Sharon Stewart, Jamey Stillings, Martin Stupich, Carlan Tapp and Tamara Zibners. 

In/Visible Borders investigates the organic and often hidden borderlands that define the state of New Mexico and the southwest,” states Mary Anne Redding, Curator. “The exhibit addresses issues such as the physical border between two countries or states, but also political, economic, race, ethnic and national boundaries.” 

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a series of free lectures and workshops intended to further explore the topics raised by the exhibit. In partnership with the School of Architecture and Planning of the University of New Mexico, Moises Gonzales will lead a series of weekend workshops in which participants explore their communities. 

Lecture:  “Environmental & Community Issues,” by Carlan Tapp
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6-8 p.m. in the Community Gallery

Carlan Tapp is a photographer, lecturer and activist of Anglo and Native American descent who will be speaking about his work with various Native American groups and the preservation of their landscape and traditional ways of life.

Workshop I: “Identifying Your Community,” by Moises Gonzales
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12-4 p.m. in the Community Gallery

Moises Gonzales is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning. This hands-on workshop will engage participants in fun activities that will help them to better understand their environments. Upon leaving the workshop, participants will be encouraged to use their digital cameras and/or cellular phones to record their communities and return for a follow-up review and discussion in Workshop II. 

Workshop II: “Reviewing Results,” lead by Moises Gonzales
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 12-4 p.m. in the Community Gallery

Participants from Workshop I will return and share their experiences and images with the group. A selection of images will be chosen for inclusion in a pop-up exhibit to be held in the Lobby Gallery of UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning.

The Community Gallery is located inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy Street, at the intersection of Sheridan Street. Public parking is available in the Center garage, located off Federal Avenue. The Community Gallery is openTuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 From a City of Santa Fe media release...

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