Weekend Workshop with Holly Roberts:
Using Photography in Mixed Media

A program for PhotoSummer 2015

516 ARTS presents a special intensive weekend workshop for PhotoSummer with guest artist Holly Roberts, combining photography and photo-based processes with different materials to build unique mixed media works. Students will work with transfers, water-based paints and adhesives, laser and ink jet prints, and any found or made material that they would like to incorporate into their collages. They will prepare paintings as backgrounds to adhere photographs, drawings, paintings and just about any collage material they can come up with. Techniques taught will include polymer transfers, the use of water based paints, correct gluing techniques, substrates and composing and building an image.

Friday, July 10, 7-8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12, 10am-5pm

Location: 516 ARTS

To be placed on a wait list, contact: 505-242-1445, teresa@516arts.org

About Holly Roberts: Holly Roberts' first national exposure came in 1989 with the publication of the monograph Holly Roberts, published by the Friends of Photography. Although her work is based on the photograph, it is the inclusion of paint that continues to make it so distinctive. As David Featherstone says in his introduction, "While it is Roberts' evolving interaction with the photograph that takes her to her finished work, it is the existence of the underlying photographic image–even whin it is obscured by paint–that gives the work its powerful qualities and sets up the emotional challenge for the viewer." Her work has continued to evolve, but she has reversed her original process of heavily overpainting the black and white silver print. She now works on the painted surface, developing a narrative scene with collaged photographic elements. Holly Roberts' work has been featured in two other monographs, Holly Roberts: Works 1989-1999 and Holly Roberts: 2000-2009.


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PhotoSummer is a new collaborative initiative that strives to represent and actively promote historical and contemporary photography in New Mexico. PhotoSummer 2015 features exhibitions and public programs in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, focusing on contemporary photography that spans regional, national and international artists, curators and scholars. 


Image: Holly Roberts, Horse Resting, 2014, mixed media, 24 x 42 inches