fourteenfifteen gallery is an experimental, independent space for art
The Searching Pattern
work by Annamarie Morris
Closing reception: Friday Nov 3, 6-9pm
The Searching Pattern examines the intertwined nature of organic and synthetic materials that surround us and infringe upon each other. These new works by Annamarie Morris take stock of our environment during our current period of intense change. The pieces look towards potential futures through a repetition of forms, transmutations of art practices such as printmaking and weaving, and integrated sculpture. As microplastics and human influenced matter seeps into our soils and water bodies, what happens to plant life? What survives and adapts through these changes in their ecosystem? What is left behind? Are new (successful, invasive, resilient, toxic?) life forms sprung up from these changes? How do systems of organization and pattern-building relate across these seemingly disparate contexts?
paintings by Andrew Swenson
Closinf reception: Friday Nov 3, 6-9pm
“Sneeze Dreams” is Andrew Swenson’s MFA thesis show, the culmination of three years of studying painting and drawing at the University of New Mexico. This show highlights five paintings made in the last year. The artworks chart an alchemical journey of self where Andrew reflects upon psychedelic, dream, and hallucinatory experiences. Imaginative meditations on these mental states fuel an idiosyncratic interdimensional viewpoint. Themes of ego-loss, soul-manifestation, and engines-of-being are presented through sun-drenched mystical perception. Formal choices in the paintings reflect a dialogue with the hxstories of figuration, craft, and visual perception. The paintings strive to hold a gray zone of multiplicity where conflation, mutualism, antithesis and contrast of concepts interweave. Andrew invites the viewer to explore their own introspective dream states through this work.
Carmen Selam's "Rezbians"
Risolana Artist-in-Residence Program book launch
Opening reception: Friday Nov 10, 6-9pm
Closing reception: Friday Dec 1, 6-9pm
Rezbians is a written and illustrated a slice-of-life art comic that delves into the contemporary lives of two characters navigating young love on the rez. Rezbians is more than just a comic; it is a celebration of Indigenous culture and love, a reflection of personal experiences, and love of the self. Selam's aim for Rezbians is to create visibility of the everyday realities of Indigenous Queer/Two-Spirit people and the relationships they inhabit.
This limited edition artist comic book is the culmination of work created during Risolana’s 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program. The Risolana residency explores meditations on community, dialogue, and reflection and provides artists with hands-on support for learning how to print with a risograph machine.
todas las promesas, se renuevan cada día
Sofía Méndez Subieta
Opening reception: Friday Nov 10, 6-9pm
Haunted Archives is a collaborative exhibition by Yelling Pillow (Sofía Méndez Subieta & Eleonora Edreva.) The exhibition ecosystem consists of two solo shows that transition into each other and expands into other forms of artistic programming. Through the mediums of textile, photography, sound, and poetry we are working with themes such as the memory of fabric, storytelling vessels, and the tension of letting go and holding on inherent to healing. Our intention is to care-fully experiment with what kind of ecosystem an exhibition can live in, enlivening the physical artwork through putting it in active and continual collaboration with audiences. Grounded in gathering, community, and celebration, the exhibition programming is not an afterthought, but rather a central component of our vision, and will include a mending circle, a Yelling Pillow workshop, and a performance-based dinner. Through this experimental exhibition, we hope to playfully redefine what sharing artistic space can look and feel like, inviting greater interconnectedness between and among artists, artwork, and audience.