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New Mexico Vernacular: Architectural Portraits by Robert Christensen

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 11:35 AM by Sara Woodbury

About the Art
: Robert Christensen, Morada, Tome, NM, 2013, Courtesy of the Artist.

Exhibition Details

  • January 29-May 29, 2016
Exhibition Overview

Belen-based photographer Robert Christensen has been capturing New Mexico’s vernacular architecture for more than four decades, seeking out the coffee houses, gas stations, and other structures that motorists often pass, but seldom stop to consider more closely. For him, these unassuming buildings resonate with meaning, becoming rich repositories for personal and regional histories. Photographed in black-and-white, his images invite viewers to contemplate not only the weathered beauty of American indigenous architecture, but also its uncertain future as these structures gradually disappear from the ever-changing cultural landscape.