On display Apr 3, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009
Governor's Gallery (in the State Capitol)
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.
Images from the Exhibition
Teal McKibben (1928-2006)
Juanita's Taco Wagon
Black Mesa, Looking East From Fred Cata's 1957 Chevrolet Belair
Alexander Eisemann Harris