Exhibitions Run: August 9 – September 16, 2021

Harwood Art Center is pleased to announce our annual Bridge: Art & Social Justice exhibition featuring our very first artist in residence, Martín Wannam. He has been in his residency and in a Harwood studio since May 2021, working towards this exhibition. His exhibition La Furia en contra de la máquina features collaborative and individual works by himself and artist Marlene Tafoya.

Public Open Hours 

The exhibitions will be installed in our galleries and will be accessible to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 2pm. All visitors must wear a face mask.

Artist Talks & Exhibition Reception

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 invite you to join us for an artist talk at Harwood on Saturday, October 16 at 5:30pm with an Exhibition Reception, to follow from 6 – 8pm. This event is free and open to the public. Masks and vaccinations are required, we will be checking vaccination cards at the entrance point on Granite Ave.

La Furia en contra de la Máquina

La Furia en contra de la máquina by artists Marlene Tafoya and Martín Wannam presents visual ideas of dynamic exploration of mediums utilized to individuality and collaborative explore decolonizing gestures toward systematics structures that proposes the reimagining, molding and subversion of objects as means of survival. With the use of the body and religious/cultural objects they are reevaluating the formal interpretation of icons, economic currency, images, nail materials, and monuments to challenge others to explore their own unperceived colonial biases.

About the Residency

Each fall for twelve years, Harwood’s galleries have featured artists working at the intersections of creative expression and social justice. In 2021, for the occasion of Harwood’s 30th Anniversary, we expanded this offering and formally established our first official annual residency program.

In January 2021 we invited New Mexico-based artists whose practice is socially/politically engaged to submit project proposals for our inaugural Residency for Art & Social Justice. Our 2021 Artist in Residence, Martín Wannam, received a private artist studio at Harwood Art Center to work in for the duration of their 7 month residency, a six week exhibition in both of our gallery spaces, project, promotional and professional support from our staff, a $1000 artist honorarium to support their time and creative work and a $500 materials stipend to support their project costs.