larry bob phillips


V.25 No.14 | 4/7/2016
Back to the Bosque

Arts Feature

Time and the Mayor

Larry Bob Phillips’ “Back to the Bosque” reminds us that art happens now

With this mural (telling the tale of a crew of time travelers sent back from the future to stop Mayor Berry from raping the Bosque), the audience doesn't even have to actively engage to be affected.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Jamison “Chas” Banks in action

Arts

Off The Rails: Wells Park Rail Runner Adds Two Murals

It’s more than a visual documentation, more than graffiti taking on the moniker of a “legitimate” art piece (not that graffiti isn’t legitimate art in itself). It’s a community project that embraces the quirky world of artistic triumph. Put together by 516 ARTS and the Wells Park Neighborhood Association, in appropriate partnership with The City of Albuquerque Public Art & Urban Enhancement Program, these organizations added two new murals to the existing Wells Park Rail Runner Mural Project.

The project started in 2012, with four murals going up (the lead artists were Larry Bob Phillips, David Leigh, Nani Chacon, Nettrice Gaskins and Laurie Marion). Now it’s adding two new murals by Frank Buffalo Hyde and Jamison “Chas” Banks. Drawing on their Native American heritages, both artists sought to show work that not only symbolizes their cultures, but also represents the interconnectedness of artistic appreciation and the shared experience of being able to view these works forever. The newly completed murals are located in the Rail Runner Corridor, north of Downtown Albuquerque, between Mountain Rd. and I-40 along First Street.

V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010
“Open Eyes” by Tamara Zibners
“Open Eyes” by Tamara Zibners

Gallery Review

Between Fort Worth and Smyrna

Figurative drawing at The Normal Gallery

There’s that joke: What do you get when you play country music backward? You get your house, your truck and your wife back. At its heart, it’s a joke about how depressing country music can be. Nobody wants to hear about the realities of divorce, alcoholism or depression through their radios. Artists have often used life’s lows as rich fodder for their visual material, and the current drawing show at The Normal Gallery is a good example of that.

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