Canvassing the Neighborhood: New Mexico Artistsí Views of Neighborhood Life
New Mexico Museum of Art
Apr 3, 2009 through Jun 14, 2009
Many Santa Feans knew Teal McKibben
as part of the Canyon Road community of artists and shopkeepers. But few of her customers knew her as an artist. McKibben specialized in the region’s indigenous arts that also filled her apartment behind the store. This private, solitary artist wove figurative textiles and drew large pastels of her collections. However, McKibben rarely revealed her spellbinding works to outsiders.Tim Prythero
constructs his own neighborhoods of diners, trailers, taco wagons, service stations, and auto parts stores. This hyper-real sculptor revels in the patina of well worn objects from a fleeting past, and skillfully recreates the illusion of those surfaces.Carlotta Boettcher
salvages automobile hoods and transforms them into metal “canvases” for her paintings. These works present an eclectic mix of imagery that ranges from memories of Cuba to geometric abstraction.
And from another perspective, Alex Harris
offers an over-the-hood view of life in Northern New Mexico. Many of his color photographs present New Mexico as it is often seen – through the windshield of a car or truck.
Canvassing the Neighborhood confirms that unexpected works of art always turn up in the neighborhoods of New Mexico.
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