Gallery Shows | Harwood Art Center

Gallery Shows

  • Holly Roberts, Adam and Eve
    From Uncharted Territory, March 2014

  • Orlando Leyba, Cuerda 
    from Overlap, January 2014

  • Rachel Zollinger, Seif, No. 2
    from Re(structure), January 2014

  • Dannee Ashton
    Recycled Heart: Artists of ArtStreet, Feburary 2014

  • Elaine Roy, xxoo Sending My Love
    from Contemporary Contrast, August 2014

  • Maude Adrade, Last Night's Blue Dress
    from Finding Reason, April 2014

  • Margi Weir, Fiscal Forecasting
    from Topical Tapestries, April 2014

  • Alan Paine Radebaugh
    October 2014

  • Ken Frink
    May 2014

  • Karl Hoffman
    May 2014

  • Evan Dent
    September 2014

  • Janet Shagam
    October 2014

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday, September 08, 5:30pm

October

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: October 6 - 26, 2017

Main Gallery
S(and) - Group Show, participating artists are, Lea Anderson, Shawn Turung, Stephanie Lerma, Rachel Popowcer, Jessamyn Lovell, Cedra Ardec, Valerie Roybal, Angela Berkson, Dana Kleinman, Kelly Eckel, Sally Condon, Jill Christian

Front Gallery
Helen Cozza

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December

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: December 2 - 8, 2017

Both Galleries: ((12x12))

September Exhibitions

Friday, September 08, 6:00pm

Featuring Jodie Herrera and Collin Troy

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: September 8 - 28, 2017

Jodie Herrera: Duality

Duality features Jodie Herrera's inspiring portraits of three local women and their stories of hardship, survival, and resilience. Herrera’s paintings strive to serve and celebrate the beauty and resilience of the women she has the honor of working with. She hopes that the paintings can provide a source of strength and inspiration for others, especially when it comes to seeking help. For this exhibit, Herrera collaborated with three local initiatives to source her subjects: The Refugee Well Being Project at The University of New Mexico, Solace Crisis Treatment Center and with the creators of Walking the Healing Path, an indigenous activist documentary film. This collaboration was formed with the intention of highlighting just a few of the many helpful and educational resources New Mexico has to offer and to demonstrate the powerful effects they have on the people of our community. {front gallery}

read about the women featured in Duality >

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Jodie Herrera, Collin Troy & Community Participants: Missing Persons

Missing Persons is a community generated art installation developed by lead artist Jodie Herrera and collaborating artist Collin Troy.  Herrera and Troy held multiple art workshops at community events throughout the last year including REZILIENCE Indigenous Arts Experience (REZARTX) and Harwood’s Encompass: A Multigenerational Arts Event. They invited people to create “Missing Persons” style posters that are meant to express what they feel is missing in our community, our country and our world.  These posters are used to form a large-scale assembly that recreates the look of a post-disaster missing persons wall.  The collaborative installation not only offers a reflection on what is missing, but offers a visual reference of the issues affecting our community and seeks to inspire individuals to become more active in working to create a better future. {main gallery}

You can be part of the Missing Persons installation! For more information and to participate, sign up today >.

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About the artists

Jodie Herrera

Jodie Herrera is a visual artist and curator from Taos, New Mexico. She is of both Native and Hispanic descent. Herrera works as an illustrator, muralist, a mixed-media artist, and curator, while predominantly focusing on oil painting.

Herrera has been a visual artist all of her life and formally started painting in 2011. Jodie’s complete career in painting has been an homage to the female experience. Herrera’s oil paintings are semi-photorealistic figurative works, portraying women who are going through or have persevered through trauma. As part of her process, Herrera takes great care with each story and builds a personal and supportive relationship with each of her participants. Within her paintings, Herrera incorporates symbolism relevant to her model’s interests and heritage to visually narrate their stories. By providing a platform for her subjects to share and own their stories, Herrera hopes to give back a source power that may have once had power over them.

Herrera received her BFA with honors from the University of New Mexico in 2013, with a focus in oil painting. She currently resides in Albuquerque, NM, where she works as a professional artist, Creator of Women Across Borders, Co-Curator for The Pop-Up Collective and freelance curator/curatorial consultant. Women Across Borders is an International Arts and Activism project, where Herrera travels to diverse destinations around the world. In this project, Herrera connects with women to share their stories of resilience through her work, while creating resources for her participants. The Pop-Up Collective utilizes Albuquerque's vacant and unique spaces to host Pop-Up art exhibitions.

Herrera’s art has been featured in such settings as The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Art and History Museum of Santa Cruz, The Albuquerque Museum, 516 Gallery, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, among many others.

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Collin Troy

Collin Troy is a New Mexico-born artist, musician and small business owner. He is best known for his musical career in Albuquerque and abroad, performing as Eph Sharpe of local pioneering Hip-Hop group 2bers. He is also the co-owner of The Octopus & The Fox, a boutique that carries over 40 different local artists and crafters goods, and acts as a vital resource to the creative community in Albuquerque. He is currently working a new series of mixed-media woodburning art, as well as new solo musical work.

October Exhibitions

Friday, October 06, 6:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6 - 8pm
Exhibitions Run: October 6 - 26, 2017

SOFT GEOMETRY: HELEN COZZA

Soft Geometry is an exhibition of collagraphic prints. This is a printmaking process that involves the printing of low-relief collages. While these collages can be reprinted, the end results are never the same: each piece is unique. In her prints, Cozza creates abstract landscapes that include geometric grids and elements inspired by nature. In some works, form and color quietly speak their own stories to the viewer. In others, a human figure is present, guiding and encouraging the viewer to connect more personally.
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HOME: S(AND) COLLECTIVE

Home is both a place and a space in our minds. Home can refer to the intimacy of our domestic spaces, the specificity of a geographic location, the nostalgia that is recalled by our five senses, and a place of refuge and safety that exists among family, friends, and community. In this exhibition, a group of 12 Albuquerque artists from the s(and) Collective share creative expressions of their notions of home, within the context of their work together as artists.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

HELEN COZZA

Originally from Central New York, Cozza gradually moved west, first to Western New York to attend Buffalo State College. She then moved to Cleveland, Ohio for work as an art teacher. Finally in 2001, she moved to attend the University of New Mexico where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art – Printmaking.

As a result of living in the Southwest, her art practice has evolved into a deep interest in the visual languages of archeology, architecture and botany. Not necessarily as an accumulation of factual knowledge, but more as an appreciative observer. Over time these concerns have been passively and consciously absorbed into my visual language and have fed and developed into her mark making systems.

Cozza’s work has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally as well as internationally. She is one of three contemporary artists from New Mexico whose work is featured in an article in the January 2010 issue of the journal of Art Education. Cozza was also one of the national recipients of a 2011 Visual Artist’s Grant from the Astraea Foundation located in New York.

www.helencozza.com

(S)AND COLLECTIVE

s(and) is a collective of twelve women artists in Albuquerque, NM who have come together to exchange ideas and methods of sustainable art practices. The Collective is based on the belief that each member contributes unique qualities and that together we are stronger. The Collective’s name evokes the idea of sand as a rock in transition – grains of sand come together and are cemented in time only to transition back again. All things return to where they began and are a part of a greater whole.

https://sandcollective.com/

HARWOOD STORIES

Kris Mills

Former Studio Artist


I was in Harwood’s very first show called Road To Chaos, organized by Jeff Kruger. My dog, Micro, was also in that show eating 30 hot dogs in a performance piece by Bryan Konefsky. I had two studios at two different times. The most recemt, I used the studio to do serigraphy with my collaborative friend Tom Loeb. LThe first time, I used the studio to make sculpture. Harwood has given me many opportunities to show my own art and curate shows about the work my community, Albuquerque makes.  My dog Pablo and I are in and out of Harwood’s doors a lot because I now live in the neighborhood.

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