Upcoming Event

With The Grain Exhibition Opening

  • March 18, 2023
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Plaza Building
With The Grain Exhibition Opening

Join us on March 18 for an opening celebration for our newest exhibition, With the Grain.

The afternoon will start with a Members’ Preview of the new exhibition at 4:00 PM followed by  the public opening starting at 5:00 PM.

Enjoy music by Lone Piñon from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM.

At 6:00 PM Christian Waguespack will be joined by artist Luis Barela for a conversation in the galleries.

With The Grain explores the dialogue between artists and their materials at play in the work of modern and contemporary Hispanic carvers in Northern New Mexico at the intersection of materials, form, practice, and place.  It traces the relationship between wood carvers in Northern New Mexico and the distinctive way in which the aesthetics of their work was, and continues to be, informed by a relationship with their material and through a privileging of the natural qualities of the wood they worked with. This practice often allows the natural forms of unfinished pieces of wood to guide the composition of their piece, thus fostering a dialogue between artist and material that informed the finished product.