Exhibition Runs: August 7 – 27, 2020

Virtual Artist Talk: Thurs, August 27 @ 5:30pm

Umbrae: Latin for shadow, but also for shade, a ghost image. Arborum: trees, forest, also the elements of a ship made of wood.

For the duration of her exhibition in the main gallery of Harwood Art Center, Susie Protiva will be installing and adding to imagery generated during a week spent in an aspen forest, as Artist in Wilderness for Wilderness Workshop in Carbondale, Colorado. Photographs of the dappled light and leaf shadows, printed onto translucent silk, layered and hung to allow the viewer multiple points of view, will be the starting point for this installation. Each day Susie will be present in the gallery, responding to and expanding the imagery, incorporating text, tracery, and contemporaneous documentation of the installation as it evolves. This is her examination and meditation on the mutability of recollection, representation and reconstruction of what is seen and not seen, remembered and forgotten. Susie is grateful to Harwood Art Center for this space and time to explore and play, especially in this particular, long moment of uncertainty.

About Susie Protiva

Susie Protiva was born in Missouri, raised in northern Arizona, and now lives with her family at the eastern edge of the Rio Grande watershed in northern New Mexico, where they have built their home and studios off-grid. She earned her BFA in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico. Her paintings are featured at Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah, Spirit in Art Gallery of Madrid, New Mexico, have been included in the Albuquerque Museum’s annual ArtsThrive gala, and exhibited at the Harwood Arts Center. Her prints and artists, books have been exhibited in Massachusetts and New Mexico. She was an Artist in Wilderness for the residency program at Colorado’s Wilderness Workshop in 2019.


Virtual Artist Talks

We invite you to join us for an virtual exhibition reception and artist talks by Susie Protiva and Chelsea Wrightson on Zoom, Thursday, August 27 starting at 5:30pm. This event is free and open to all ages.

Please use the link below to register for the artist talk. A link to join the talks will be provided upon registration. 

By Appointment Hours*

The exhibitions will be installed in our galleries as planned and will be accessible to the public by appoinment only for up to 2 people at a time. All visitors must wear a face mask, practice social distancing, and comply with all safety guidelines set forth by the CDC.

Please use the link below to book an appointment to view the exhibitions. 

*Given the extraordinary time, by appointment hours are subject to change. Any changes will be noted and updated here.