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The Harwood’s Studio 238 presents ‘Zabriskie Point, The Works of Mimi Saltzman’

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The Harwood Museum of Art announces it will host the opening for May 2017’s Studio 238 exhibition titled “Zabriskie Point,” featuring the works of Mimi Saltzman.

An opening reception for the show is planned Friday (June 30), 2-4 p.m., at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux Street. The exhibit continues through July 28, 2017.

Saltzman was raised in New York surrounded by the city’s visual art scene, a Harwood press release states. She moved to Taos in 1972. Since that time she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University in 2001. Saltzman divides her time between Sag Harbor, New York and Manhattan, both places abundant with art, artists and freedom of expression.

Harwood’s Studio 238 will be featuring monoprints from her “Zabriskie Point Series,” inspired by the 1970s eponymous film by director Michelangelo Antonioni.

In her artist statement, Saltzman writes that her work “is a search for memory unlike photographic memory. It involves a slowing of time as in a dream. Continuous, repetitive and timeless events (like waves and tides) inform the work and the painting process. The image dawns slowly on the viewer offering a variety of interpretations.”

She goes on to say “the process is unique, but ‘60s and ‘70s New York painting paved the way. I move between poured paintings on canvas and monoprinting. A recipe of paint, salt, oil and minerals go onto the surface. Phenomenal and random occurrences in nature echo this. I aim at a sense of freedom and expansion.”

The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Harwood’s Studio 238 is “our newest gallery addition for temporary exhibitions,” Harwood Director Dr. Richard Tobin says in a prepared statement. “Studio 238 is a small portable gallery/ alcove space built to showcase community-based art events, featuring work by contemporary local artists at various stages of their careers. Studio 238 enables the Harwood Museum to provide a venue for local artwork accessible to a wide audience. A rotating Exhibits Committee reviews and recommends proposals submitted for exhibition in Studio 238.”

For more information, contact the Harwood Museum of Art at (575) 758-9826, ext. 109 or go to harwoodmuseum.org.

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