On view March 31 - May 19, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, March 31, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Read Diane Armitage’s review in THE Magazine
Shifting Pulse is an exhibition of atmospheric, large-scale works on paper by Santa Fe-based artist Jane Lackey. This will be the artist’s first solo show in Albuquerque and the first time the gallery has exhibited her work.
For Shifting Pulse Lackey creates intricate works by employing a subjective mark-making system based on repetitive motion. By adding and subtracting materials such as adhesive labels, paint, or thread to the surface of translucent paper, she creates a range of interconnected yet minimal fields resulting in a series of on/off visual pulses. Perceptual systems, math, textile structure, and the mesh of communication are unseen subjects that influence her abstract spatial drawings. The surfaces never quite settle down; they are in flux, eliciting linear intersections that shift in formation as they balance physical energy and stillness.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
National/international exhibition venues include Contemporary Art Space, Osaka, Japan; I Space, Chicago; Exit Art, NYC; Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY; Detroit Institute of the Arts, New Mexico Museum of Art, The Art Gym, Portland, OR; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; and an upcoming 2019 collaborative installation at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery at Ent Center for the Arts, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Lackey is the recipient of individual artist grants from the NEA, Illinois Arts Council, Artist Trust, Seattle and Grand Arts, Kansas City. Artist residencies include the 2011 Japan-US Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship, the 2005 Camargo Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, and the La Napoule Foundation in France. Her work is held in private, public, and museum collections including the Detroit Institute of the Arts; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; The Wellcome Trust, London; Bio Science Research Building, UM, Ann Arbor; Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Hallmark Fine Art Collection, Kansas City, and the James A. Michener Collection, Kent State, Ohio. Lackey served as Artist-in-Residence, Head of Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art and prior to that, Professor, Kansas City Art Institute. She has been guest lecturer and visiting faculty in many institutions across the U.S. and internationally.