Exhibitions/Events Archive

 

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An Ocean Trapped Behind a Wall

Guest Curated by Jessica Hankey and Erin Colleen Johnson

May 26 – July 16, 2016

Read more about this exhibition here!

 

 

 

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co-sponsored by the NMSU CMI Department

A new movie series in the UAG honoring four recently deceased actors/filmmakers

Click here for more info!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Subjects to Change: 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Cassandra Dixon, Andrea Luella Gohl, Katy Stuckel.

April 20 – May 14, 2016

Read more about this exhibition here!

 

 

 

 

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Lecture/Outing with artist Katy Stuckel: Consumption Byproducts as Materials

Friday, April 22 at 10am

Read about this event here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 10 – April 9, 2016

Juror: Alejandro Almanza Pereda

University Art Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Making Collaborative Art” with guest artist Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo

April 1, 2016 from 12-1:30pm in the UAG

At this event, WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo will give a lecture about collaborative art followed by a collaborative workshop resulting in a performance! Click here to view photos from the lecture. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Water! What is it good for?

January 21 – February 27, 2016

This exhibition featured works by Florida-based artist Bethany Taylor and Texas-based artist Brenda Perry.  In Water! What is it good of?, Taylor and Perry create critical spaces for viewers to engage with multifaceted environmental concerns.  Click Here for installation photos of this exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I ♥ Art Valentine’s Party 2016

February 11, 7-9pm, University Art Gallery

Friends of the University Art Gallery (UAG) invite art lovers/all current UAG members in the Southern New Mexico and Western Texas communities to “Be Our Valentine” at the first annual I Art Valentine’s Party on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 7-9 p.m. at the University Art Gallery. You must RSVP by February 8th!

Click here for party photos!

 

Brenda_Perry_3Panel: Relational Sustainability–Explorations into water preservation, conservation, and water remediation ideas.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

12-1pm, University Art Gallery

As an associated program with our exhibition, Water! What is it good for?, exhibiting artists Bethany Taylor and Brenda Perry will present a panel discussion focused on environmental issues.  This event is free and open to the public.

Click here to view photos from the lecture. 

 

 

 

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Points of Departure

November 12 – December 19, 2015

“Points of Departure” offers a multifaceted collaboration between NMSU and Towson University in Maryland.  In this immersive exhibition, there are three concepts being presented: laboratory, Curatory, and Points of Departure.  Click here for installation photos.

 

 

 

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September 3 – November 7, 2015

Your General Store is no ordinary place of commerce.

Jason Middlebrook (b. Jackson, MI; lives in Hudson, NY) has altered an old shipping container to create a replica of a nineteenth-century general store, reminiscent of another era, when early towns in the west relied on the general store to carry supplies of all kinds. Middlebrook’s general store features handmade and salvaged objects available through barter. Within Your General Store an alternative economy exists, one that is defined by both the clerk and the visitor. The project is part of SITE Santa Fe’s biennial exhibition series Unsettled Landscapes, exploring the work of contemporary art and cultural production in the Americas

Learn more here.

 

October 20- October 29, 2015

Project:Postcard Exhibition
NMSU Department of Art’s third biennial Project: Postcard, an exhibition of original postcard-sized art, created by professional artists from around the globe, NMSU art faculty and art students, past and present, and friends and families of these communities.

Learn more here!

 

 

 

 

 

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September 3, 2015 – October 3, 2015

Opening reception on September 3rd from 5-7 pm

In this two-person exhibition, visual artists Paul Turounet and Terri Warpinski present works that grapple with the complexities and controversies surrounding the constructs of international borders as junctions that designate the present and future for many migrants in transition as well as the effects on existing communities in border regions.

 

 

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Saturday, October 3

Panel: Borderlands as Negotiated through the Arts

A scholarly panel focused on the topic of: visual and performance arts as creative catalysts that spark critical conversations among audiences about the complex, global issues of border governance.

University Art Gallery, 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, October 1

Artist Lecture: Terri Warpinski

University Art Gallery, 6-7pm

RSVP on Facebook here!

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

“Become a Friend” Membership Party

University Art Gallery, 4-7pm

Learn more here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, September 4

Artist Lecture: Jason Middlebrook

University Art Gallery, 6-7pm

RSVP on Facebook here!

 

 

 

 

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Reception for Your General Store and BETWEEN HERE AND THERE | Paul Turounet |
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Gallery talk and walk-through with artist Paul Turounet 6pm

University Art Gallery, 5-7pm

RSVP on Facebook here!

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, September 2

Workshop with Paul Turounet

Making Photographic Ex-Votos

University Art Gallery, 12-2pm

If you plan on attending, you will need to RSVP here.

 

 

 

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Jeffrey DaCosta, Felice House, Kathleen Scott, Millee Tibbs, and Dana Younger

University Art Gallery

Opening Reception is Thursday, May 21, 5-7 pm.  The exhibition will run through August 22nd, 2015.

In this exhibition titled Re:Visioning the West, the University Art Gallery will challenge the audience to consider our beloved West in a new light. Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 22, 2015

Workshop with Kathleen Scott

University Art Gallery, 12-2pm

A beginners guide to stop-motion videos.

If you wish to attend this FREE event, please RSVP here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gallery Talk with Millee Tibbs

University Art Gallery, 6pm

She will be discussing how the western landscape has been presented throughout history in order to support the major ideas behind Manifest Destiny in 19th Century expansionism.

 

 

 

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June 26th, 5-7pm

“30 UNDER 30” Exhibition Opening

Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM

The Santa Fe Commission’s Community Gallery will be opening their doors for their “30 UNDER 30” Exhibition.  The featured artists (which include both NMSU faculty and alumni) were selected by a jury, of which our very own Director, Marisa Sage, was a part!  If you cannot make the opening, the exhibition will run from June 26th through September 5th, 2015.

Read more about this event here.

 

 

 

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The Near East Family: Ode to the West

David & Tara Gladden create a site-specific audiovisual performance

University Art Gallery, 6pm

Read more about this event here.

 

 

 

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Workshop with Felice House

University Art Gallery, 12-2 p.m.

A beginner’s guide to painting

 

 

Read more about this event HERE

 

 

MFA Postcard[F]2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Runs: April 17 – May 9, 2015

Opening Reception: April 24th, 4 – 8 PM

This year’s MFA graduates are Aubrey de Cheubell, Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo, and Kristopher Wilson. While all working in highly different formats, each artist has a connection to the world around us as well as within us.

Read more HERE

 

 

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Lecture by Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo & Mr. Ruben Zapata

Graduating MFA student Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo and Mr. Ruben Zapata from NMSU’s Food Safety Laboratory will be giving a collaborative artist and scientist lecture on the bio-artworks of Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo, who uses agar to grow human bacteria in her artwork.

This lecture will be an insight into the precedents of bio-arts, a look into the current works of bio art in the University Art Gallery, and a scientific explanation of the technologies used for these pieces

 

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Wandering Book Artists

The gypsy wagon will be making a stop at the University Art Gallery on April 7th at 4pm. Peter and Donna Thomas are book artists from Northern California who have been spending the last year traveling around the U.S. in a handmade gypsy wagon.  The wagon is their temporary home as well as a place to sell their books, teach book arts workshops and give talks and lectures.  Wherever they’ve gone, their gypsy wagon has attracted attention for its whimsical color and design.

For more information on the Wandering Book Artists, you can visit their website at:  http://wanderingbookartists.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

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The NMSU University Art Gallery hosted the annual Juried Student Show, the exhibition featured a wide range of artwork created by both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines, and various majors across the NMSU main campus.Juror Fausto Fernandez carefully weaved through the online submissions and chose which ones would be included in the show. Click here to see who made it in the show and who also got awards! Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Juan Cholo-“Light is the New Heavy”:
March 20, 12-2pm. Read more here.

 

 

 

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Las Cruces Creates

A group exhibition running in the University Art Gallery January 15th, through February 28th, 2015. This group exhibition features 21 different artists who are currently making art within the community of Las Cruces.
Las Cruces Creates includes works by Chris Bardey, Nancy Begin, Karen Bucher, Sharbani Das Gupta, Greg Decker, Carlos Estrada-Vega, John Garrett, Stephen Hansen, Amanda Jaffe, Suzanne Kane, Robin Labe, Rosemary McLoughlin, Brack Morrow, Louis Ocepek, Mary Robertson, Joshua Rose, Jesse Reinhard, Jacklyn St. Aubyn, Isadora Stowe, Jean Reece Wilkey, and Mary Wolf.

Read full press release here

 

 

 

Events Associated with Las Cruces Creates:

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“COMMUNITY WEAVE”

JOHN GARRETT USES YOUR OLD CLOTHING FOR A RAGS TO ARTWORK WOVEN COMMUNITY STORY! Community weave will ask Las Crucens to donate their old t-shirts and clothing to be used in a large woven piece.

Starting on January 5, Garrett and Sage request that you donate all forms of knitted garb, including used and old T-shirts, knitted pants, shirts and skirts, which, over the course of the month, will be constructed into a large tapestry. Read more here

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, February 7, 12oo-4:00pm
Las Cruces Connects was a celebratory weekend of art exhibits, art based events, and performances. This artastic weekend created a connection between the University Art Gallery, Las Cruces Museum of Art, and all the various arts organizations within our community. We  created a map of each participating organization.  There was bus transportation at each of the blue marks on the map. View the map here: Art_Hop_Map_ 2015Final.

 

 

 

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Saturday, February 7, 2pm

On curating vs. Creating and Miami Basel

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, February 12, 6pm

On community arts engagement

Read more about the event and view photos.

 

 

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Saturday, February 21, 12-2pm

A workshop with the artist Isadora Stowe.

See pictures from the workshop, and read more here.

 

 

 

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Gallery Talk: Artist John Garrett

Thursday, February 26, 6pm

On his art and the Community Weave project.

 

 

 

 

DSC_0030Gallery Talk: Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series: Peter Turchi

Friday, February 27, 3pm

Author Peter Turchi will give a talk exploring the challenges of discovery, the challenges of presenting those discoveries, and how the presentation itself is often the key to discovery.

 

 


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Off the Wall

August 29-December 6, 2014

Off the Wall is an exhibition inspired by the minimal wall drawings and sculptures of Sol LeWitt. This two-parted exhibition will both trace the history of Sol LeWitt’s relationship with NMSU, as well as show the extent of his influence on a new generation of artists who use the surface of the wall as their canvas.

 Read full press release here

bustfrom collectionOld Friends and New Faces: Selections from the Permanent Collection

June 13-August 2, 2014

In this exhibition, we featured two distinct shows: “Old Friends and New Faces: Selections from the Permanent Collection” as well as “New Mexico Center for the Graphic Arts: Prints for Sale”. Old Friends and New Faces featured the latest works to be added to the collection through donations, including seven silkscreen prints by famed American artist Andy Warhol and a bronze bust by renowned British Modernist Sir Jacob Epstein.   The exhibition also includes works in many media, as well as works by local favorites like Ken Barrick, Gaspar Enriquez, Becky Hendrick and Luis Jimenez.  Some of the best examples of contemporary book art from the collection were also on view. Read more here.

842 miles Event842 Miles: A Long-Distance Collaborative Student Project

April 25 – May 10, 2014

842 Miles is the result of a semester-long collaborative project between students in the Metals Programs of New Mexico State University and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nagogdoches, Texas.  It is co-curated by Lauren Selden McAdams and NMSU Assistant Professor Motoko Furuhashi, and will feature mixed media objects that have been worked on by students at both universities.

 

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April 25 – May 10, 2014

Histories Remediated: The NMSU 2014 MFA Exhibition will feature works by three current MFA Candidates—Eddy Escobar [a.k.a. “Juan Cholo”], Nick Gialanella and Will Ross.  These young artists work in a variety of media areas, including photography, painting, printmaking, video and sculptural installation.

 

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March 13 – April 5, 2014

Jessica Pizana-Roberts served as Juror for JSS 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trio

January 23 – March 1, 2014

The exhibition features works from three contemporary artists – Michael Borowski, Frol Boundin and Richard Hesketh – all of whom are adjunct faculty in the NMSU art department.

 

Conserving Tradition: Caring for the NMSU Retablo Collection

October 25 – December 21, 2013

The NMSU retablo collection received restorative work by students in NMSU’s Museum Conservation Program and were displayed for the first time in 10 years. The conserved pieces were presented along with before photos, as well as brief explanations of the techniques used in the restoration.

 

 

Make ‘Em All Mexican

October 25 – December 21, 2013

Amidst the roiling national debate about American identity, veteran California Latina artist Linda Vallejo creates a realm in which US popular culture is overlain with a Mexican-American sensibility. Gleefully raiding the world of classic commercial images of middle class WASP life, Vallejo gives common American icons a new “sabor” or flavor. The result is the satirical series “Make ‘Em All Mexican.”

– Gordon Fuglie, Curator, Central California Museum of Art

Post Racial U.S. ? 

October 25 – December 21, 2013

The juried exhibition, titled, “Post-Racial U.S.?,” was inspired by the election and reelection of President Barak Obama. Over 100 artists submitted over 300 works of art for consideration. Andrew Connors, art historian and curator at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History was the juror for the exhibition.

 

NMSU University Art Gallery Annual Juried Student Show

March 8 – April 6, 2013

The exhibition features the work of 37 student artists at all levels of study, working in many media areas, including ceramics, video, charcoal drawing, oil paintings, photographs and mexed media installations.  The exhibition will run until Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Texas-based sculptor Grant Billingsley, a nationally-recognized artist who is currently working at the Boarder Arts Residency program in La Union, served as juror for this year’s show.

Rematerialized

November 9, 2012 – January 11,  2013

Rematerialized included a group of eight contemporary artists from US and Canada, whose work focuses on the use of objects, performances, and spaces, recycled, reapplied, recast, recombined and re-contextualized from our everyday world. Participating artists were: Io Palmer, Assistant Professor at Washington State University, Pullman, WA., Paho Mann, Assistant Professor of Art at University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Heidi Schwegler, Associate Professor of Metals at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, Joe Casey Doyle, NMSU alum, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Angela Ellsworth, Associate Professor at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, independent artist living in Ft. Collins, CO, Tim Liddy, independent artist living in Kirkwood, MO, and Kuh del Rosario, indendent artist living in Vancouver, BC.

 

  • NMSU UCOMM VideoTonya Suther of University Communications interviewed interim Gallery Director, Dr. Stephanie Taylor about the current exhibition, rematerialized and upcoming plans. Click the above link to view the segment.
  • NMSU NewscenterHere we have an article about the rematerialized exhibition from UCOMM. Click on the above link to read it.

Draw a Line and Follow it: Videos by William Lamson

September 14 –  October 28, 2012

Brooklyn-based artist Will Lamson often uses his knowledge of technology to interact with and change perceptions of everyday objects, and this display of some of his recent video work highlighted his unrelenting and often surprising exploration of the interface between man, nature and machine.  This was the first complete exhibition of video-based work to be featured in the UAG.

This exhibition was presented in partnership with ISEA2012 “Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness,” the 18th Annual Symposium on Electronic Art.

THINKING NEW MEXICO : A CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION

May 25 –  September 1, 2012

A celebration of the centennial of New Mexico statehood (1912-2012), this exhibition showcases artwork from each decade from the 1910s to the 1970s, and surveys the best in contemporary New Mexico art.

 

2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 20 –  May 12, 2012

2012 Juried Student Show

March 16 – April 4, 2012. The juror for JSS 2012 was Lisa Anne Auerbach.

 

Meow Wolf Presents Glitteropolis

November 30, 2011 –  February 18, 2012

An interactive, immersive environment by a Santa Fe-based artists collective.

Looking Back/Looking Forward: Amanda Jaffe Retrospective

September 2 –  October 15, 2011

Works by retiring Ceramics Professor, Amanda Jaffe dating from 1977- 2011.

Milford Zornes: California Watercolorist

Works from the Bob and Mary Culpepper collection

May 20 –  July 22, 2011

Bob and Mary Culpepper met Milford Zornes in Colima, Mexico and began collecting his artwork over many years, steadily adding to their collection. The Culpeppers purchased one from 1924, when Zornes was only 16, and even have one painted by Zornes’ on the occasion of his 100th Birthday celebration in in 2008.

The Cheated Eye 2011 MFA Show

April 15 –  May 6, 2011

Featuring works by Brad Adams, Bethany Carlson, Kyle Coffin, James C. Gamble, Rebecca Munoz and Natalia Rodriguez.

2011 Juried Student Show

March 11 –  March 31, 2011

2011 Department of Art Faculty Biennial

January 21 –  February 23, 2011

Modern Design·Folk Art

October 15 –  December 17, 2010

Unmute: Text and Image in American Art 1970-2000

August 20 –  October 1, 2010

Connecting with the Divine

Devotional Art in New Mexico

June 4, 2010 –  August 6, 2010

En Masse: 2010 MFA Exhibition

April 16 –  May 7, 2010

Chris Bardey, Amanda Marcott, James Meaux, Jacob Munoz, Elizabeth Nielsen, Brett Thompson, Isadora Stowe, Edward Schmitt, Angelita Rodriguez, and Seth Roby

2010 Juried Student Show

March 12 –  March 31, 2010

Luis Roldan: Permutados y Testimonios

January 22 –  February 26, 2010

Joanna M. Wezyk: Construction Zone

November 6, 2009 –  January 11, 2010