The first in the series, Alcoves 20/20 #1 will feature artists from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Roswell and Willard, New Mexico. Curator Merry Scully said of the series, “There are so many excellent artists who have made New Mexico their home. The Alcove series of exhibitions gives us a chance to focus in on a few of these artists and to generate conversation around their work.” This conversation will be made possible through the inclusion of a public reception and in gallery conversation with the artists.
Artists from across the state and in all stages of their careers have been included in the series. Such internationally recognized artists as Harmony Hammond and Susan York have exhibited works, as well as emerging artists, including Michael Borowski and Jared Weiss. The fast turnover and focus on what the artists are making at present resulted in many artists trying new things, and creating new works and installations specifically for their Alcove. In addition to the artists included in the exhibitions, dozens more were considered, and many visits to galleries and artists’ studios took place over the course of the past two years.