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The Art of the Book


Exhibit Details


  • September 9-December 31, 2016
  • Spring River Gallery

Overview


When we think of a book, chances are we imagine an object containing written text, but it is also a versatile and often personal art form. The Art of the Book explores the diverse world of contemporary book arts in New Mexico, and features work from around the state. From traditional codices to handmade dresses and freestanding sculpture, the pieces on view in this eclectic exhibit celebrate the book as both form and idea.
Victoria Rabinowe OCTOGRAM STAR

Billy Schenck’s West: A Retrospective

Exhibit Details


  • April 1-September 18, 2016
  • Hunter Gallery

Overview


Channeling the bright colors and ironic undertones of such Pop artists as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, the paintings and serigraphs of Billy Schenck incorporate film stills, pulp novel covers, and other media in order to simultaneously celebrate and critique iconic western imagery. Drawn from the artist’s personal collection, this retrospective examines Schenck’s ongoing artistic interaction with the American West.
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Beyond American Indian Modernism


Exhibit Details


  • July 1-October 18, 2016
  • Entry Gallery

Overview


The Roswell Museum and Art Center collection features a modest but impressive grouping of modern and contemporary works by American Indian artists, including Fritz Scholder, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and R.C. Gorman, among others. Drawn from this holding, this exhibit explores the complexities of modernism in American Indian art.
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Roswell Artist-in-Residence: Cate White

Exhibit Details


  • July 29-October 2, 2016
  • Marshall Winston Gallery

Overview


"I use painting to access a direct experience of the body and the senses as a primary source of knowledge for aesthetic decision-making. This practice is part of my ongoing search for a more true vision of myself and the world, unconditioned by societal constructs."

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Artists by Artists


Exhibit Details


  • August 5-November 6, 2016
  • Horgan and Graphics Galleries

Overview


Portraiture is a versatile subject within the vast world of art, conveying visual information about both the sitter and the artist creating the work. What happens then, when artists create portraits of other artists? How does an artist capture the sitter’s persona while maintaining his or her own creativity? Pulled from the Museum’s vaults, this show highlight portraits of artists by other artists. From Georgia O’Keeffe to Louise Ganthiers, come visit some of your favorite painters, printmakers, and photographers in a new light.
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