Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tsosie in show at Harwood Art Center

Diptych: An Exhibition in Two Parts

Part One: "Encaustic and Silk"
Albuquerque artists Evey Jones and Harriette Tsosie explore the media of encaustic (pigmented wax) and silk in two exhibitions slated for the Harwood Art Center January and February 2012.
The first exhibition, Encaustic and Silk, opens Friday, January 6th, with a reception from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Jones' work features ink on silk and focuses on themes of change and loss, inspired by the recent death of her mother. The work intimates a larger exhibition scheduled at the art center for April 2013. The attached image is from a series called "The Heart of the House is Gone," and was produced in response to the artist witnessing her mother's aging and eventual death. The winged figures reference that unmarked moment of "crossing over." "Crossing over is what I believe in," says Jones.

Tsosie's work is encaustic on panel. The pieces are predominantly mandalas, which represent wholeness, and some are based on the I-Ching, an ancient Chinese book of divination. Central themes of the I Ching are the balance of opposites and the inevitability of change. "I'm interested in the role of chance in our lives," says Tsosie.

The first exhibition continues through January 26th.

The second exhibition, "Paper and Wax," opens Friday, February 3rd with a reception from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. In this half of the diptych, the artists continue exploring the versatility of their media with a new group of paintings.

The Harwood Art Center is the community outreach program of Escuela del Sol, an independent, non-profit Montessori school founded in 1968.

It is located at 1114 - Seventh Street, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2051. Gallery hours are: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM the first Friday of each month. For more information: 505/242-6367

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