FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM) – The second of the New Mexico Museum of Art series of exhibitions - Alcoves 20/20 #2 - opens Saturday, October 19, 2019 and features work by contemporary New Mexican artists Jen Pack, Heather McGill, Daniel McCoy, Marietta Patricia Leis, and Sarah Stolar. Running through December 15, 2019, the exhibition’s Opening Reception will be held Friday, October 18, 5-7 p.m., followed by a conversation with the artists on Friday, October 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Both events will be at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave, in Santa Fe.
Alcoves 20/20 #2 October 19, 2019 – December 15, 2019
Marietta Patricia Leis
Opening Reception Alcoves 20/20 #2
Friday, October 18, 2019, 5-7 p.m.
Conversation with the Alcoves 20/20 #2 Artists
Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
An informal conversation with the artists exhibiting in the museum alcoves is a combination of exhibition walk-through and dialog with the artists. It is open to all, and all are encouraged to participate in the conversation
Advance schedule – Alcoves 20/20 #3-6
Alcoves 20/20 #3
Opening Reception Alcoves 20/20 #3 - Friday, January 3, 2020, 5-7 p.m.
Conversation with the Alcoves 20/20 #3 Artists - Friday, February 7, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Alcoves 20/20 #4
Opening Reception Alcoves 20/20 #4 - Friday, March 6, 2020, 5-7 p.m.
Conversation with the Alcoves 20/20 #4 Artists - Friday, April 3, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Alcoves 20/20 #5
Opening Reception Alcoves 20/20 #5 - Friday, May 1, 2020, 5-7 p.m.
Conversation with the Alcoves 20/20 #5 Artists - Friday, May 15, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Alcoves 20/20 #6
Opening Reception Alcoves 20/20 #6 - Friday, June 19, 2020, 5-7 p.m.
Conversation with the Alcoves 20/20 #6 Artists - Friday, June 26, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
About Alcoves 20/20
The Alcoves Series was relaunched in March of 2012 and has consisted of rotating exhibitions every few years which focus on new work by contemporary New Mexican artists. Since 2012, 80 New Mexican artists have exhibited their work. Alcoves 20/20 will feature work by 30 new artists. The series is curated by Merry Scully, the Museum of Art’s curator of contemporary art, and follows a format which derives from the founding of the New Mexico Museum of Art in 1917.
Alcoves 20/20 will consist of a series of six exhibitions featuring five artists at a time. Curator Merry Scully said of the series, “There are so many excellent artists who have made New Mexico their home. The Alcoves Series gives us a chance to focus on a few of these artists and to generate conversation around their work.” This conversation will be made possible through the inclusion of a public reception and in gallery conversation with the artists.
Artists from across the state and in all stages of their careers have been included in the series. Such internationally recognized artists as Harmony Hammond and Susan York have exhibited works, as well as emerging artists, including Michael Borowski and Jared Weiss. The fast turnover and focus on what the artists are making at present resulted in many artists trying new things, and creating new works and installations specifically for their Alcove. In addition to the artists included in the exhibitions, dozens more were considered, and many visits to galleries and artists’ studios took place over the course of the past two years.
Nearly one hundred years ago, the New Mexico Museum of Art was built as part of a program to encourage artists to come live and work in New Mexico, and to this day the state continues to be a haven for serious working artists.
Alcoves 20/20 is supported in part by the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography.
About the New Mexico Museum of Art
The New Mexico Museum of Art is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Museum of New Mexico Board of. Programs and exhibits are supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its generous donors.
Founded in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Art has been presenting innovative arts programming in downtown Santa Fe for more than a century. At its founding, the museum collected and exhibited artworks by noted artists from New Mexico and elsewhere. This tradition continues today with a wide array of exhibitions and a significant collection featuring work from the world’s leading artists. Today, as at its founding, the Museum of Art strives to bring the art of New Mexico to the world and the art of the world to New Mexico. Museum exhibitions and programs are supported by donors to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its Director’s Leadership Fund and Exhibitions Development Fund.
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