Exhibition Runs: August 9 – September 16, 2021

Reception & Artist Talks *Canceled*

Taking into account current variants / rising case numbers across community, and in consultation with our parent organization Escuela del Sol, Harwood is no longer hosting the in person Exhibition Reception and Artist Talks with exhibiting artists, Apolo Gomez & Zahra Marwan.

We are extending our public gallery hours for individuals and small groups at Harwood in lou of the artist talks. The extended hours are Wednesdays + Thursdays 9a – 3p and Fridays 2-6p until September 16, 2021.

Public Open Hours *Extended*

This exhibition is installed in our galleries and accessible to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-3pm and Fridays 2pm-6pm. All visitors must wear a face mask.

Crocodile Tabacco Flowers

A short, sequential, visual narrative of gentle man interrupted by two angry, constantly fighting men who live near him


Running free with their institutionalized misogyny, the series questions masculine traits and being excessively self-impressed.

Exhibition Catalog

About Zahra

Zahra grew up in two deserts which vary drastically and have many similarities in culture. One close to the sea, the other close to the mountains. She studied the visual arts in France, and continues various pursuits to further educate herself. She currently lives in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico,


I build my illustrations with a delicate combination of random thoughts, memories from the past, and little bits of reminiscences. Napping in the afternoon, smoking in the courtyard, coming across a small wedding, I almost forget. I like to discern warmth and poignancy in the imperfections that make us human. In all of my faults and inadequacies, through all of the pain and heartache, I find so much beauty in my life. In my illustrations I consider this wonderful, glorious mess we’re all living in.” – Zahra Marwan