Out of the Underground

Thirteenth Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition

April 6–May 12, 2007

The public was invited to Out of the Underground, the 13th annual juried graduate exhibition presented by Graduate Art Association of the UNM Department of Art and Art History as a two-part exhibition. For the first time, the Graduate Art Association held its annual graduate art exhibition in two venues: at its traditional home in the Jonson Gallery on the UNM campus, as well as in the newly renovated 516 ARTS space in Downtown Albuquerque. Engaged in one of the most the rigorous and highly respected art programs in the United States, UNM’s graduate students produce some of the most original and challenging work in New Mexico. The exhibition at both sites was juried by Laura Steward Heon, Director & Curator of SITE Santa Fe.

The three prize recipients in this year’s exhibition were: ceramic artist Jennifer Van Horn (the Ana Mendieta Prize), graphic artist and painter Larry Bob Phillips (the Florence Henri Prize), and photographer and videographer Joseph Mougel (the Friends of Art Prize). Jennifer Van Horn and Larry Bob Phillips exhibited and presented their gallery talks at the Jonson Gallery, while Joseph Mougel’s work was on view at 516 ARTS, where his talk was also held.

Schedule of Gallery Talks:

Jennifer van Horn, April 10, 5:30pm, Jonson Gallery
Larry Bob Phillips, April 17, 5:30pm, Jonson Gallery
Joseph Mougel, April 24, 5:30pm, 516 ARTS

Out of the Underground in the downstairs gallery of 516 ARTS coincided with Tributaries, an exhibition exploring collaborations between artists and poets presented in collaboration with New Rivers Press, in the upstairs gallery.

Jonson Gallery exhibition

dates: March 23–Apil 27, 2007
opening reception: Friday, April 6, 5–7pm
hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm and by appointmentlocation: 1909 Las Lomas NE on the campus of UNM, Albuquerque
info: 505-277-8927

About the Jonson Gallery

The Jonson Gallery was founded in 1950 by UNM Professor of Art and an internationally known painter Raymond Jonson (1891–1982). The building was designed by architect John Gaw Meem in the Pueblo Revival style and is included on both the state and national registers of historic properties. Besides housing UNM’s first art gallery, the original building included the artist’s studio, workshop, storage and residence for Jonson and his wife Vera. The Jonson Gallery became a program of the University of New Mexico Art Museum in 1982 and has since hosted exhibitions of works by emerging contemporary artists, UNM graduate students, and of course, Jonson. The Gallery’s collection includes a broad representation of paintings, drawings and prints by Jonson and the Transcendental Painting Group, which Jonson co-founded in 1938, as well as works by many other artists of historic and contemporary significance. The Jonson Gallery is supported in part by a trust established by Jonson and by the generosity of individual donors.

image above: Hole, still from video by Joseph Mougel