Heidi Pollard: Call and Response
UNM Art Museum
March 23-April 29, 2017
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 23, at 5:30pm
Youth and Family Monotype Workshop / Gallery Install | Saturday, March 25, 10am – 1pm (Registration required – see UNM website for registration information).
Museum hours: Open Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm | Closed on Sundays, Mondays and major holidays
“UNM Art Museum has partnered with Albuquerque-based artist Heidi Pollard for an engaging project that explores the lasting influence of Abstract Expressionist artist Adolph Gottlieb on contemporary art. In direct response to the exhibition “A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb,” Heidi Pollard has created a new body of work that examines how his legacy continues to impact artists today. Pollard’s installation will incorporate original monotypes, made in collaboration with Brooke Steiger of UNM Printmaking, as well as hand-cut and painted objects that reference the visual language and energy of Gottlieb’s work on view at the Museum. “Heidi Pollard, Call and Response” is the first in a series of new initiatives, through which the Museum strives to make meaningful connections between our collection, exhibitions and contemporary art practice.
As part of this larger project and installation, Heidi will be leading an artist talk on Thursday, March 23, at 5:30pm. Original monotypes created by Heidi Pollard will also be for sale. Proceeds from the sales will benefit future programming at the UNM Art Museum.
Heidi Pollard is a painter and sculptor, born in Detroit, Michigan, and currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has exhibited her work widely throughout the US and has received awards from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New Jersey Council on the Arts.”