Exhibition Runs: April 26 – June 1, 2023
Reception & Artist Talks: Saturday May 13, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
We invite you to join us for an exhibition reception and artist talks at Harwood Art Center by Jamie Rose & Susan Roden on Saturday, May 13, 2023 with artist talks starting at 5:00pm. This event is free and open to all ages.
Public Gallery Hours
This exhibition is open to view by the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3pm.
We are the Gods
There is a long history of women being identified with divinity and mysticism, magic and wickedness. The common factor in all of these tropes is power. Jamie Rose represents a variety of women with these drawings, including people of different backgrounds, cultures, ages, and body types to demonstrate that this power is not limited to an idealistic falsity. A percentage of the proceeds of sold work goes to the model, and another percentage goes to a nonprofit of the model’s choice (examples include Planned Parenthood, Dar a Luz Birthing Center, and the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico). The goal of this series is to raise awareness and funds for women and for the organizations that support the choices of women.
Despite how patriarchal bodies choose to recite history, without women, there is no life and no progress. We are the Gods.
Jamie Marie Rose [b. Peoria, IL] is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates anything from large-scale drawings to ephemeral, site-specific installations. Rose has won many awards and honors for her artwork, including a Puffin Foundation Grant, the Jerry Raphael Fellowship through the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group, and the Glass Alliance-New Mexico grant. Her work has been featured in publications such as ‘American Craft’ and ‘Vogue’. Rose currently lives and works in Albuquerque, NM.
“I create full-scale, charcoal figure drawings representing people who have in any way lived the female experience. I work with models from many backgrounds, intentionally seeking out people with various cultural and racial identities, body types, and ages. The figures are then accented with gold ink, a layer which highlights the beauty, power, and strength of each person uniquely. “My goal as an artist is to make visible, in a positive manner, those who are often overlooked or who are so often purposefully made invisible. I depict my collaborators in a way which they have chosen and which celebrates their bodies and spirits.” -Jamie Rose