RESIDENCY WEEK: Axle Contemporary

RESIDENCY WEEK: E Pluribus Unum: Albuquerque

Axle Contemporary is bringing their mobile step-van gallery/photo studio to Albuquerque for Heart of the City.  Inside the nomadic studio the week of January 6-12, they are shooting black and white photographic portraits of diverse members of the Downtown Albuquerque community.

Everyone is invited to have their portrait taken to be part of this project.  Two copies of each portraits are printed on-site; one given to the participant and the other immediately glued to the exterior of the mobile gallery.  After each portrait is taken it is merged with all the previous photos, creating a dynamic singular image incorporating everyone who participates.  All of the portraits are featured in the gallery installation at 516 ARTS.  Posters of the merged portraits are on view in windows around Downtown Albuquerque.  Ultimately the project is documented in the book E Pluribus Unum: Albuquerque, available at 516 ARTS during the exhibition.

Bring along a meaningful object at these places & times:

Monday, January 6, 9am-5pm La Montañita Food Coop, Nob Hill
Tuesday, January 7, 9am-2pm Gold Street Caffé, Downtown
Tuesday, January 7, 3pm-5pm OFFCenter, Downtown
Wednesday, January 8, 10am-2pm The Grove Café, EDO
Wednesday, January 8, 3pm-5pm 516 ARTS, Downtown
Wednesday, January 8, 6pm-8pm Warehouse 508, Downtown
Thursday, January 9, 9am-3pm Amy Biehl High School & ACE Barbershop, Downtown
Thursday, January 9, 3:30pm-5pm ArtStreet, Downtown
Friday, January 10, 11am-8pm Harwood Art Center, Downtown
Saturday, January 11, 9am-2pm Winnings Coffee Co., University Area
Saturday, January 11, 3pm-7pm The Guild Cinema, Nob Hill
Sunday, January 12, 10am-5pm Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Old Town


Image: Axle Contemporary, E Pluribus Unum: Santa Fe, gallery/studio exterior, 2012