Thursday, October 27, 2011

New World Border Exhibition Set at UNMG Gallery

FOR RELEASE -- October 27, 2011
UNM-Gallup’s Ingham Chapman Gallery will host a new show, “New World Border: Artists Respond to US/Mexico Border Wall” Nov. 14-Dec. 20.

The exhibition literature provides this statement about the purpose of the artwork:

“The wall, now being constructed across the length of the US/Mexico border, is like a knife cutting off neighbors, wildlife, indigenous people, and families. The wall is
inflaming hatred and contributing to an atmosphere of vigilantism and oppression. While the US walls itself off from the world in the name of ‘security’ what is it sacrificing? A group of artists respond to the wall with imagery from a variety of viewpoints. This is a touring exhibition that is being shown simultaneously at galleries, cultural centers, schools and other venues across the country. The artists represent a wide cross section of approaches to the printed image, from esteemed Latino Poster Movement artist Malaquias Montoya, to Black Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, Kearny Street Workshop icon Nancy Hom, New York political illustrator Frances Jetter, co-founder of the California Indian Art Movement, Frank LaPena, as well as powerful work by many other artists.

“The wall is destroying and dividing families, communities, eco-systems, and indigenous lands. The wall is part of a national move towards increased militarization of all aspects
of society. The time to speak out against it is now.”

Artists represented are Scott Anderson, Adrian Avila, Christopher Beer, Kahlil Bendib,
Francisco Dominguez, Emory Douglas, The Roots Factory, Flor de Autodeterminación, Juan Fuentes, Ronnie Goodman, Art Hazelwood, Nancy Hom, Frances Jetter, Frank LaPena, John Leschak, Fernando Marti, Doug Minkler, Claude Moller, Malaquias Montoya, Nicholas Naughton, Mokhtar Paki, Patrick Piazza, Manuel Fernando Rios, Calixto Robles, Favianna Rodriguez, Jos Sances, Leon Sun, David Tomb and Luis M.
Contreras, Mark Vallen and  Imin Yeh.

A gallery reception will be held Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Gurley Hall Room 1232.

Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Alex Kraft, interim gallery manager, at 505.863.7774, or

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