Pre-existing Conditions

Friday Jan 12, 2018

Additional Dates:


401 Second Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: (505) 228-3749
Website: Click to Visit

More events at Sanitary Tortilla Factory

Collaborative pieces made from the trash of various illegal dump sites around Albuquerque from artists Cecilia McKinnon and Lance McGoldrick. Runs through 1/19.

December 15, 2017 – January 19, 2018

Opening reception Dec. 15, 6-9pm

“Pre-existing Conditions” is the result of a collaborative excavation of various illegal dump sites near Albuquerque. Cecilia McKinnon and Lance McGoldrick have sourced materials for installation, sculptures, and trash readymades from these informal sites, examining cycles of production, consumption, and planned obsolescence. The artists give consideration and new context to common trash, attempting to present waste objects as both repellent and beautiful.

The two artists, both redheads, share a common background in printmaking as well as a love of working with messy, often decaying materials. The artists share a mutual fascination with objects which are broken and abandoned, and with repurposing found objects and materials within sculptural practices. Cecilia McKinnon, an active member of GRAFT collective, is an intermedia artist and curator, interested in textiles, installation, and performance. Lance Ryan McGoldrick, an artist with Meow Wolf collective, is based in Albuquerque, NM. Working both solo and in collaboration, Lance’s work often takes on an architectural scale and has frequently been presented in non-traditional art spaces.

See also: Found Objects

Unconditional Art at Sanitary Tortilla

No bar for entry here—on Friday, Dec. 15, Sanitary Tortilla Factory (401 Second Street SW) invites the community to the gallery for a the formal reception of local artists Cecilia McKinnon and Lance McGoldrick's latest works—Pre-existing Conditions. Dredged from the waste of illegal dump sites around the city, McKinnon and McGoldrick collaborated on these works which explore our varied relationships—in shades of both repulsion (it's trash) and attraction (it's art here)—to society's omnipresent cycles of production and waste. The reception is totally free and open to the public—just head Downtown between 6 and 9pm. Friday night already booked? The show will be on display a few weeks into the new year, shuttering on Jan. 19.

[ more >> ]