SCA Contemporary Art & ARTLAB Studios
Contact: Sheri Crider/
524 Haines NW/ Albuquerque/NM/ 87102
Hours: Fridays, 12-5pm and by appointment
Land Arts of the American West
December 9 – January 13, 2012
Reception: Friday, December 9th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Gallery is open Thursdays & Fridays 12-5pm and by appointment.
University of New Mexico’s Land Arts of the American West is an ongoing experiment of interdisciplinary arts pedagogy based in place. The program emphasizes direct physical engagement within a full range of human interventions in the landscape, from pre-contact Native American architecture, rock paintings and petroglyphs to contemporary art, federal infrastructure, US military installations, and land use systems across the West.
From late August to mid October 2011, Land Arts of the American West spent 48 days living and working throughout the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. The program explored the themes of utopian architecture and the U.S. – Mexico border in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua. This group exhibition is a culmination of both collaborative projects and individual works investigating concepts and practices embedded in the experiential complexity of place. Participating artists: Melodie D’Amour, Nina Dubois, Chris Galanis, Jane Gordon, Jennifer Etelka Gorst Ryan Henel, Elena Lopez, Celeste Neuhaus, Jami Porter-Lara, Eugene Upston.
SCA is located one block south of I-40 between 5th & 6th. The gallery is
open from 12-5pm Fridays and by appointment.