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The artist Katyraven Hernandez Dorsey opens a solo exhibition that began during her migration from Florida to N.M., consisting of paintings, sounds, words and sensory exploration.
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A series of four weeklong exhibitions of the paintings by Katyraven Hernandez Dorsey, including a monthlong conversation about art, literature, music and science
ALBUQUERQUE—The artist Katyraven Hernandez Dorsey opens “Portals Unseen,” a series of four weeklong exhibitions at 5G North Gallery at the Factory on 5th running Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Saturday, Sept. 29, with opening exhibitions every Friday night.
Built around her new series of paintings, “Portals Unseen” features an exploration into unseen narratives, atmospheric and ethereal. “Her abstractions unfold earthly mysteries, vast cosmological infinities and microscopic corporeal inquiries,” says curator Kimberlee Cole.
The paintings began as Katyraven migrated from Florida to New Mexico, allowing her to depart from previous autobiographical imagery and explore her Native
and Mexican heritage. “Through the process of exploration, I created a new map that led me into unseen territory,” Katyraven says. “I saw that I was developing a new visual language. The further I explored, the more I discovered additions to the iconography.”
Katyraven earned a bachelor of arts in photography from the University of South Florida in Tampa and studied photography in Paris, France, before earning two master of fine arts degrees in photography and in printmaking from Ohio University in Athens.
The first exhibition opens Tuesday, Sept. 4, kicking off a slate of events for the month, starting with an opening reception with the artist on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5-8 p.m.
The second exhibition opens Tuesday, Sept. 11. On Friday, Sept. 14, the gallery will host the second opening and “The House of Eternal Belonging”, a literary evening featuring writers and poets lending their interpretation to the unseen portals that take us on migrations and in search of belonging. Featured performers are Albuquerque poet laureate emeritus Jessica Helen Lopez and authors Robert Wilder (Daddy Needs a Drink), Carolyn Dawn Flynn (Resurrection, Pretend) and Phyllis M Skoy (Myopia, a memoir; What Survives).
The third exhibition opens Tuesday, Sept. 18. On Friday, Sept. 21, the gallery will host “Studio Sounds”, an evening featuring a mix of the artist’s playlist, insider studio conversations and unheard cuts from artist-musician Bob Dorsey of Five Extra Arms (imagebrewery.com).
The forth and final weeklong exhibition opens Tuesday, Sept. 25. On Friday, Sept. 28, the startup Sandia Instruments (sandiainstruments.com) will host
“Entanglement Buzz”, an evening bridging the science, physics, engineering and entrepreneurial communities to the arts world, through a quantum conversation of where the two worlds intersect.
All Friday evening events are from 5-8 p.m. at 5G North Gallery at the Factory on 5th, 1715 Fifth Street NE, Albuquerque, next to the Kosmos Restaurant.
Gallery hours with the artist are available by appointment. Find out more about Katyraven’s art at katyravenstudio.com. She is available for interviews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-203-4224. More information about the gallery can be found at factoryon5.com.