Pulse Flow – Hollis Moore MFA Thesis Show

Please join me for the opening reception of pulse flow on Saturday, March 31 from 2-4 pm. Directions to the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery may be found below. You may also get to the gallery with a walk or bicycle ride through the Bosque trail system.

Open Space Visitor Center Gallery
6500 Coors Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Gallery Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Tuesday –Saturday, Closed on Mondays

Exhibition Dates: March 31- April 22
Opening Reception: Saturday March 31st, 2-4 pm
Gallery Artist Talk and Paper-making Workshop: Saturday April 14th, 12 pm
(limited space for free workshop: call 505-897-8831 (TTY 711) to make a reservation)
Artist Talk: Thursday April 12th 3:30 pm, Art Building Room 143

In Pulse Flow I engage with people and places influenced by the 2014 spectacle that released Colorado River water south of the US-Mexico border, becoming the first bi-national agreement to dedicate water flows for environmental restoration. The work presented in the multi-media exhibition is the residue of a performative journey that traced the lines Colorado River once etched in route to the sea. Pulse Flow deconstructs the role of map-making in landscape representation through an installation of works on paper, a handmade canoe, video, and participatory workshops. The work proposes that the modern meander of the Colorado River through the Delta is flooded by a meshwork of communities, ecosystems, politics, and memories.

How can maps be performative?
Who/what do maps give power to?
How do anthropogenic borders create ecological borders?

Hollis Moore is an artist and educator currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she is pursuing an MFA in Printmaking and Art & Ecology at the University of New Mexico. Her works on paper, installations, and videos draw connections between art, environmental activism, and ecology. pulse flow is her thesis exhibition. Her performative field research within the Colorado River Delta, where the states of Baja and Sonora Mexico meet the US border, was completed in collaboration with many minds including Ben Schoenburg, Steve Nelson, Alejandra Calvo-Fonseca, Antonia Torres Gonzalez, Juan Butrón-Mendez, and the Sonoran Institute. The project was supported by the Land Arts of the American West International Travel Grant through the Lannan Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Hollis has participated in residencies with Land Arts of the American West, LEAP at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and Signal Fire Arts. She holds standing as a SITE Santa Fe Scholar and has exhibited her work recently at the Santa Fe Art Institute, UNM Art Museum, Tamarind Institute, Texas A & M University Islander Gallery and Charles Adams Gallery.

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