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New SBCC Art Exhibition Reveals Lessons in Isolation

The work of six artists on display June 9 through July 23

June 6, 2022 - A new exhibition at South Broadway Cultural Center showcasing the work of six artists opens on Thursday, June 9 with an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Entitled Still, the exhibition shows connections of mapping time and place and lessons in isolation due to the pandemic by Carol C. Sánchez, Ben Dallas, Orlando Leyba. Leigh Anne Langwell, Bryce Hample, and Maude Andrade.

"This exhibit is a lesson in isolation due to the COVID outbreak. It is ironic because artists are sometimes locked up in their studios anyway. The COVID experience was a forced lock down. That’s why we are using the title Still, because it felt as though everything was still. These works are small reflections of that time," explains Augustine Romero, gallery curator.

Carol C. Sánchez a printmaker and native of Albuquerque, has a Printmaking Studio at the Harwood Art Center. There she creates her Mezzotints, teaches workshops, and rents out her press to other artists. She has a MFA from the State University of New York at Albany and a BFA from the University of New Mexico in Printmaking.

Ben Dallas, a long-time Chicago resident, presently lives in Santa Fe. Dallas received degrees in Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington, and The University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. Dallas has exhibited at The Chicago Cultural Center and numerous Chicago galleries, OK Harris Gallery in NYC, and is presently represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Ore. He has been an artist in residence in Germany, Hungry, England, The Oregon College of Art and Craft, Bemis, and Yaddo.

Orlando Leyba is a native of Chimayo. Leyba received his bachelor’s degree from UNM and his MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, in Baltimore, Md., where he studied under Sal Scarpitta, Babe Shapiro, and Grace Hardigan. Leyba works in a variety of media. Currently in his twenty-second year of teaching at the Academy, Leyba has taught at the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts College of Art, and the Cambridge School of Weston. He has been represented by Blue Rain Gallery, Peyton Wright and Turner Carroll in Santa Fe and Ellis West Gallery in Durango, Colo. In addition, he has shown his work in Geneva, Switzerland at TAFKAJ Gallery.

Leigh Anne Langwell was born in Victorville, Calif. in 1964. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of New Mexico in 1998. She has received awards including the John D. Phelan Award for California-born artists and the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. Langwell has also worked as a medical photographer, technical editor, graphic artist, and medical imaging technologist. She has been an adjunct lecturer at the University of New Mexico and an administrator for a fine arts non-profit organization.

Bryce Hample is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Albuquerque working in the realms of painting, sculpture, music, sound, film, and performance, releasing music as HEDIA and REIGHNBEAU. Hample's artworks are a revelation of material and surface, using wood, metal and paint to create an elemental language. Through a process of addition and subtraction, they utilize repetition and rhythm to investigate the balance of controlled precision and organic happenstance. Similarly, Hample's music and sound work resides in the tension between the natural and human-made worlds. Hample designs and builds their own musical instruments, collecting layers of sound to create immersive landscapes of textured emotion. Hample has been a featured performer at TEDxABQ, was a collaborating artist on Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return, and has been touring North America annually since 2008. Hample also often collaborates with other musicians, filmmakers, and performance artists.

Maude Andrade is an interdisciplinary artist who grew up in a family of artists and eccentrics. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., and has lived in California, Maine, and New Mexico where she has spent most of her life. In 1987, she graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Botany and a minor in Chemistry, and began a successful career in textile design, earning national recognition for her innovative graphics and surface design techniques. Through her studies at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque and mentoring from influential New Mexico artists, she began painting in 2005. Her paintings were featured in the June 2014 New Mexico PBS Colores series and she has exhibited in group shows at the Albuquerque Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, the Harwood Museum in Taos, The Cole Art Center in Nacodoces, Texas and the 10th Annual International Shibori Symposium in Oaxa, Mexico. She is represented by Patina Gallery in Santa Fe and the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection purchased ten of her paintings in 2015. In October 2021, “Maude Andrade + Studio Visit” a video by Apollo Road was included in the 12th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival.

The exhibit is free to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.