CARC Gallery Exhibition Spring 2011

This inaugural group exhibition in the CARC Gallery presented the work of three graduate students from CARC Research Associate Andrea Polli’s Department of Art and Art History.  Their interdisciplinary work represents a wide variety of approaches to art, science, and technology.

Featured Artists

Dan Coburn is a contemporary photographer.  Selections from his body of work have been featured in prestigious exhibitions at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Chelsea Art Museum in New York.  His photographic works are held in the permanent collections of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, the Marian Kistler-Beach Museum of Art, the Mulvane Museum of Art, and the Moraine Park Museum.  In 2007, Coburn was a recipient of the Artist-In-Residence award at Rocky Mountain National Park.  He published a photographic essay entitled "Rediscovering Paradise," which focused on the impact of an overwhelming human presence in the National Park.  Coburn is the co-author of a book entitled "Between Earth and Sky," which showcases his collection of photographs from the midwest.  His photography appears regularly in regional and national publications.  Coburn received his BFA with an emphasis in photography from Washburn University and is currently a graduate student studying photography at the University of New Mexico.

Works Exhibited:
1] Alternative Family.  Archival Pigment Print.  2011.  35" x 48"
2] Taxidermist. Archival Pigment Print.  2011.  35" x 48"

Mitchell Marti is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Cerrillos, New Mexico.  In 2000, he founded Interbang Press, a fine art publishing and contract printmaking facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Marti taught printmaking and drawing at New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico from 2001 to 2004, and ran the printmaking department at the Institute for American Indian Arts from 2005 to 2010.  At UNM, Mitchell currently teaches classes in printmaking and electronic arts.  His current work combines generative programming with printmaking to make illustrations about the complexity of land use in the American West.  He was awarded a 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research, for his work on the documentary Split Estate.  He received a BFA in printmaking in 1996 from the Rhode Island School of Design and is in the MFA program in Electronic Arts at the University of New Mexico.  Marti is represented by Zane Bennett Contemporary, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Works Exhibited:
1] reConnaissance. Bluetooth radio, GPS device, solar panels and leather.  2011.  14" x 20" 
2] Reclamation.  Lithograph.  2011.  22"x 28

Daniel Richmond moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico from a small town in Vermont during the summer of 2009 to attend the MFA program in Sculpture at the University of New Mexico. Richmond’s recent works are often ephemeral, participatory, and involve language that references the endangered nature of many global species and cultures.  He has created recent projects at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (2011); Market Square Park, Ohio City (2011); The Albuquerque Civic Plaza, Albuquerque (2010); and the Bri Bri Talamanca Indigenous Territory, Central America (2010).  His work has been reviewed in numerous newspapers and periodicals including The New York TimesSculptureThe Tico Times; and the Albuquerque Sunday Journal.

Works Exhibited:
1] New Monument to an Albuquerque Knife Pulling. Earth, re-purposed wood, metal.  2011.  17' long
2] Market Square Conversations. Earth, re-purposed metal, plaster.  2011.  Variable sizes
3] 534 Go. Earth, re-purposed metal, plaster.  2010.  78” x 28” x 2"
4] Orion’s Belt. Earth, re-purposed metal, plaster.  2010.  59” x 6” x  2”

Colby Sempek is currently studying photography in the MFA program at UNM.  Since attending the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, 2007), his work has focused on the broad theme of reality.  He is interested in personal realities, cultural realities and ubiquitous realities — how they are created, how and where they intersect, and how and why contradictions arise.  His current work explore slippery notions of scientific objectivity in modeling a universal reality, and fleeting environments within the virtual worlds of video games wherein he is interested in bridging a real and an imaginary experience.  His work is in the permanent collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO and he has exhibited work at several galleries in Missouri, Kansas and New Mexico.  

Works Exhibited:
1] Train Car 1.  Archival inkjet print.  2011.  20" x 20" 
2] Mountain 1.  Archival inkjet print.  2011.  20" x 30" 
3] Parlor 1.  Archival inkjet print.  2011.  20" x 20" 
4] Gray Card Exposure Test from Selected Apollo Photographs.  Archival inkjet print.  2011.  20" x 20" 


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