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.
Billy Schenck’s West: A Retrospective
April 1-September 18, 2016
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.
Beyond American Indian Modernism
July 1-October 18, 2016
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.
Roswell Artist-in-Residence: Cate White
July 29-October 2, 2016
Marshall Winston Gallery
"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."
Artists by Artists
August 5-November 6, 2016
Horgan and Graphics Galleries
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.