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Exhibition Invites Reflection on One’s Perspective

Show opens at South Broadway Cultural Center on March 7.

March 3, 2023 - A new exhibition at South Broadway Cultural Center showcasing the work of artists Troy Tapia, Ellen Babcock, and Paul Chandler opens to the public on March 7 and includes an artist reception on Thursday, March 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Entitled Segments, the exhibition is an invitation to reflect on one’s point of perspective. Both the exhibition and reception are free.

Segments are defined as the spaces between two points of a line. In the case of this exhibition, the two points are the journey of an artist and one’s own personal point of perspective. Segments creates an anchor moving from self-reflection to physical location.

Troy Tapia is a resident of the South Broadway community where he has exhibited his works in various community exhibits. Tapia uses discarded items - or what is displaced - in his work creating new life through his creations. Tapia's studio is an outdoor lot where recycled items become part of a constantly evolving sculpture garden.

Ellen Babcock is an artist, educator, and founder of Friends of the Orphan Signs. Based in Albuquerque, she draws inspiration from landscapes and from an array of materials, often scavenged or re-used. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues including the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, Albuquerque's SCA Contemporary Arts, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.

Paul Chandler began his art career in the late 1980s and has devoted his life and art to the exploration of the American Southwest. As a painter, he became increasingly intrigued with the transitional relationship we have to the landscape as we move through it, and has sought to manifest that journey in his work.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Segments is on view through April 8.