New Mexico Showcase

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
Jump Ship, 2011 Mixed Media On Paper 96 X 60 Inches
A Trip To Davy Jones Locker , 2011 Assemblage With Video 35 X 60 X 6 Inches
Dentistry , 2011 Doorknob, String, Graphite, Human Teeth, Porcelain, Copper 39 X 6 X 6 Inches
Jangles, 2011 Oil, Wax, Mixed Media On Panel 19 X 39 Inches
El Salvador, 2011 Oil On Canvas 72 X 72 Inches
Gadget (Trinity Test Site, July 15, 1945), 2010 Graphite And Charcoal Harvested From Los Alamos On Paper 22 X 30 Inches
Collected From Rocks , 2011 Oil On Panel 24 X 48 Inches
Mutations, 2011 Collage And Ink On Wood 12 X 9 Inches
New Mexico Showcase
Curated by: Peter Frank

516 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
February 4th, 2012 - April 28th, 2012
Opening: February 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

12:00 - 5:00pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, graffiti/street-art, video-art, performance, conceptual, pop, landscape, surrealism, figurative, modern, traditional, sculpture


516 ARTS announces New Mexico Showcase, a juried exhibition of New Mexico artists in celebration of our fifth anniversary. Our 2012 exhibitions schedule kicks off with this showcase of emerging and established artists from across the state. Historically, there have been several juried exhibitions in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, spanning local to regional in scope, but area museums have taken a hiatus from them. 516 ARTS opened five years ago with an invitational exhibition of New Mexico artists, and now will revisit this subject through a juried process to reach a diverse selection of new work.

We are pleased to welcome guest juror Peter Frank, an acclaimed curator and art critic based in Los Angeles. Mr. Frank is currently Associate Editor of Fabrik magazine and art critic for The Huffington Post. He has served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum in California, as Editor of THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and as critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly. He is originally from New York, where he wrote art criticism for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News. He contributes articles to numerous publications and has organized many exhibitions, including for the Riverside Art Museum, Independent Curators Inc., New York's Alternative Museum; Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum, among others. Frank has taught at Pratt Institute, Columbia University's School of the Arts, Tyler School of Art, University of California Los Angeles, Laguna College of Art and Design and other institutions. 

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