Jill Christian: Approximate Affinities Opens at Exhibit/208

Approximate Affinities
May 11 through June 2, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday May 11, from 5-8 pm

208 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

10am -4pm or by appointment

Exhibit/208 is pleased to announce Approximate Affinities, an exhibition of new paintings by Jill Christian. This exhibition features work on paper that the artist began during a stay at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO.

Christian is known for her paintings of gridded fields made of repetitively applied brushstrokes of shifting colors. In Approximate Affinities, Christian has opened up the grid and loosened her compositions. The works on paper are quickly made, with brushstrokes forming ambiguous shapes that interact in fields of chromatic grays and the occasional color. The paintings rely on numerous sketches that serve as practice moves for the final work.

As in her earlier work, Christian continues to be concerned with process, repetition, color, and the creation of rhythmic patterns. Here, irregular, painterly ovals and lozenges suggest stones or organic shapes and move in and out of proximity and grid-like order. The work presents variations on a repeated motif that explore how shifts in order, size, placement, and color evoke senses of speed, tension, rest, and relationship between the figures and the fields on which they float.

HOME: a s(and) Collective Exhibition opens Friday, October 6th, 2017

Home is both a place and a space in our minds. Home can refer to the intimacy of our domestic spaces, the specificity of a geographic location, the nostalgia that is recalled by our five senses, and a place of refuge and safety that exists among family, friends, and community. In this exhibition, a group of 12 Albuquerque artists from the s(and) Collective share creative expressions of their notions of home, within the context of their work together as artists.

s(and) artists in this show are Lea Anderson, Angela Berkson, Jill Christian, Stephanie Lerma, Jessamyn Lovell, Kelly Eckel, Dana Lynn Kleinman, Valerie Roybal, Cedra Wood, Rachel Popowcer, Heidi Pollard, and Shawn Turung.

October 6 – October 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6-8 pm

Harwood Art Center
1114 Seventh St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (7th & Mountain)
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs, 9 am – 5 pm and Fri, 9 am – 4 pm

Heidi Pollard: Call and Response at UNM Art Museum, March 23-April 29, 2017

Heidi Pollard: Call and Response
UNM Art Museum
Albuquerque, NM
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.”