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Together Through as Within Opening January 20th

Together Through as Within

January 20, 2023 - March 11, 2023 

The New Mexico State University Art Museum (UAM) is pleased to present the first NMSU Department of Art exhibition in Devasthali Hall: Together Through as Within, on view from January 20-March 11, 2023 and curated by Leslie Moody Castro. Concurrently, the exhibition Ad Infinitum: Artists Against War and Imperialism, on view January - May 20, 2023 and curated by Dr. Joanna Matuszak, Visiting Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History, will feature selections from the NMSU Permanent Art Collection in the Bunny Conlon Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery.

Together Through as Within is curated by Leslie Moody Castro, independent curator and writer based in Mexico City and Inaugural Curatorial Resident at the Department of Art at NMSU. The exhibition features the work of staff and faculty within the Department of Art at NMSU, where each educator is also an artist, working to build their own practice and the practices of the generation of artists whom they mentor and guide.

Their work comes together in a new space, a building made for the collision of ideas and generations, of methods and mediums, and of the push and pull of criticism and acceptance. Moody Castro discussed the challenge of curating artists working across a broad range of interdisciplinary practices and allowing the work to converse in the gallery space. She stated, “There are a lot of conceptual conversations happening both in their work and practices around the landscape, commodification, meditation, water, nature, destruction, and pollution. These are obviously really broad topics, but they are being touched on in various nuanced ways.”

Participating artists include:

Christopher Bardey, Tauna Cole, Craig Cully in collaboration with Kelly Leslie, Brita d’Agostino, Maggie Day, Jeffrey Erwin, Motoko Furuhashi, Michelle Haberl, Carissa Samaniego, Rebecca Smith, Bree Lamb/Muscle Memory + Joshua R. Clark/Muscle Memory

Read more about the exhibition here.