Momentary at Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque
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Friday Oct 4, 2013

5000 Marble Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: 254-7575
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The exhibition features paintings and works on paper by Jill Christian and Ana Medina.

For Immediate Release   The William Platz Gallery at Southwest University of Visual Arts 5000 Marble Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.  505-274-7575   On view at The William Platz Gallery for the month of October, 2013 will be Momentary.   Jill Christian holds an MFA from The Art institute of Boston at Lesley University as well as an MBA from the University of New Mexico.  Christian grew up in Concord, Massachusetts.  She received her BFA in painting in 1992 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and shortly afterwards moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Having spent time on the water growing up, she finds parallels between the ocean and the great expanses of distance and sky in New Mexico.  Drawing inspiration from rhythms and patterns in the landscape, her current work is about the expressive potential of repeated handmade marks, which, like meditation or rhythmic music, provide a conduit to the transcendent. Ana Medina was born and raised in South Florida.  She attended Florida State University for undergraduate studies where the instructors helped Ana explore painting to the fullest and refine her technique.  Currently Ana lives in Albuquerque where she recently received her Masters of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of New Mexico.  In her artwork, she aims to preserve a moment, a person, or sensation.  While she is lucky to have work that can say so much about contemporary life and culture, her greater goal is to open a dialogue about how and why we care and interact with each other in the way that we do.  It is about affection.  Her images are of people that she loves, captured in moments that are honest, sincere, comfortable, fun, and vulnerable.  They are the moments that draw us to one another.   The exhibition runs from October 4th-October 29th.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 4th from 6-8PM and a talk by the artists on Tuesday, October 29th at 2PM.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM and Saturday 9AM-1PM.