OSVC: Past Gallery Shows

Information about past gallery shows at the Open Space Visitor Center.



Corvid Conversations presented by Christopher Bull
January 30, 2021 - April 10, 2021

This work is reflective of a long-standing fascination for crows. They are intelligent and adaptive, thriving in rural as well as urban areas. Crow is also a powerful totem or spirit animal. Living in the void outside of time, crow is said to see past, present and future. These paintings are also a response to the time we are in: the pandemic and resultant isolation. The space around the crows is as much the subject as are the crows. Each painting is a conversation with you, the viewer. I hope you enjoy them.

- Christopher Bull

Atmospheric Proximity presented by Timothy L. Meehan
January 30, 2021 - April 10, 2021

From a connection to the earth, sky, and waters,

which are powered by the life force of the sun

working towards a personal interior peace

creating an expression that emerges in approximate symmetry

executed   obliterated   excavated

 - T. Meehan


Crane Music presented by Lauris Phillips
October 31, 2020 - January 28, 2021

Lauris Phillips will be presenting Crane Music, an exhibit of her paintings of Sandhill Cranes, in the West gallery. She works in both Japanese ink (sumi) and watercolors made from found materials. Her work is grounded in the simplicity and energy of Japanese Sumi-e (ink painting), and in her personal work with the Greater Sandhill Cranes at the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge.


Ruminations on a Bosque Murmuration presented by Sandria Cook
October 3, 2020 - November 22, 2020

An installation reflecting the changing bosque. 

After the Fire presented by Elyse Barkin
September 5, 2020 - October 24, 2020

A new media digital photography exhibit, honoring the heart of the Bosque after the Romero Fire burned through the area in 2012. Barkin’s digital art uses technology as a part of the creative process. Her photographs are layered with texture and color to create her final piece.
Contact E Barkin at [email protected] if you would like more information about her art.

LIGHTSCAPE presented by Luna Project
July 11, 2020 - Sep 27,

12 artists present 2d work, pottery, hanging sculpture, and book arts
A lightscape is an illuminated environment, a lighting arrangement that picks out some details
and obscures others. The natural landscape of Albuquerque’s Open Spaces captures the
expansive quality, the intimacy and the clarity of light that has attracted artists to New Mexico
for centuries. In this exhibition, the Luna Project artist explore the natural and transformative
dimensions of the lightscape that illuminates our real and imagined open spaces.

Fire and Spirits

Presented by Carol Chamberland
July 11 - August 30, 2020

An art exhibit Celebrating the natural landscapes of Central New Mexico. Contact Carol Chamberland for more information about her work.