Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Mexico Museum of Art Opening

"Slap", 2007, by Ted Larsen
On Friday, October 19 guests from The Madeleine can walk down the street to the New Mexico Museum of Art opening of "Case Studies from the Bureau of Contemporary Art".  Case Studies features ceramics, paintings, drawings,video, photography and sculpture created by such acclaimed contemporary artists as Sol Lewitt, Bruce Nauman, Robert Ryman, Agnes Martin and Ted Larsen (my dearest husband!).

The show, installed in the Annex Galleries, in broken up into three distinct parts.  The first room consists of formal issues (shape, texture, color and other primary qualities), the second room deals with more of the conceptual themes (the ideas are primary in this room) and the final room segues into primarily narrative (considerations of the story line).

From the New Mexico Museum of Art website's Curatorial Statement:
Case Studies from the Bureau of Contemporary Art will present a number of thematic points of entry into the New Mexico Museum of Art’s contemporary collection. A selections show that includes ceramics, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and video. Case Studies considers the disparate hubs of war, figuration, seriality, materiality, and the containment of nature, among other themes, as part of the constellation of work that constitutes the contemporary collection under the fictitious guise of a Bureau of Contemporary Art. 

The exhibition opens Friday, November 19, 2010 at 5:30pm and runs through March 20, 2011

NM Museum of Art
107 Palace Avenue
Open Daily 10-5, Fridays 10-8, Closed Mondays from September through November
Admission:  $6 New Mexico Residents, $9 Non-Residents

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