Looking for a sparkling pool for a refreshing mental swim? Head Downtown to the Sanitary Tortilla Factory on Friday, March 3, from 6-9pm to experience Deep Waters, Thin Places. SCA Contemporary is presenting new art by Erin Fussell in which she transforms Embudo Dam in the Sandia Foothills. Works include video, performance, sound, lithography and sculpture. All ages are welcome and the event is free. And if you're especially intrigued by the artwork, make sure not to miss the artist talk on Thursday, March 23, from 6-7pm. (Renée Chavez)
Friday March 3, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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An immersive installation of video, performance, sound, lithography and sculpture. Artist Erin Fussell transforms an urban desert flood control dam into a creative site. Runs through 3/31.
By Erin Fussell
March 3-31, 2017
Opening, First Friday, March 3, 6-9pm
Artist Talk, Thursday, March 23, 6-7pm
Fussell looks at the space conceptually as a reflection of a possible internal state of being. Culturally, we build “flood control systems" within ourselves as well to live in the world. The artist's work poses an important question, when should we control it and when should we let it flood? In one video, performers interpret visual scores inspired by engineering plans of Embudo Dam on the dam in the Sandia Foothills. Water rushes uncontrolled in another. Wooden sculptures that mimic elements of the concrete dam structure recall the materiality of the site versus the gallery, point to the relationship between the natural and build environment. The work affords the viewer the ability to reinterpret everyday landscape and experience space, both internally and externally.
The Sanitary Tortilla Factory is pleased to present Deep Waters, Thin Places, new work by Erin Fussell as the first of two exhibitions in the 2017 Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar Series. The Exceptional Scholar Series offers professional space for the culminating exhibition that defines the student’s launch into their profession as an artist. The series hopes to underscore exceptional artists attending regional institutions while highlighting Albuquerque’s historic connection to contemporary art practice.
Supported in part by Albuquerque Public Art and celebrating March’s regional Women in Creativity.
Sanitary Tortilla Factory, 401 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 12-5pm, or by appointment
About the artist:
Erin Fussell is an interdisciplinary artist working in New Mexico. After growing up in watery Portland, Oregon and traveling extensively, Fussell draws inspiration from the desert landscape. She is currently the John Gaw Meem Architecture and Design Fellow at the Center for Southwest Research and an alumni SITE Santa Fe Scholar. “Deep Waters, Thin Places” is her MFA thesis show for the Art and Ecology program at the University of New Mexico and part of Albuquerque’s Women in Creativity 2017.
Sheri Crider, Sanitary Tortilla Factory, firstname.lastname@example.org , 505-228-3749
Erin Fussell, email@example.com