The Harwood Museum of Art of UNM presents a lecture on Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. with artist Chris Enos. Enos has been an artist/photographer for more than 40 years. In 1976 she founded the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, Mass.
Enos will show images she has made over the past 40 years and talk about how each series evolved. "While I lived in San Francisco in the 60's I photographed my friends," she said. "Reflecting the times, the photographs are nudes. When I moved to the western Massachusetts the landscape became my subject matter. These took the form of multiples. Then, with a move to Boston, subjects changed to construction sites and plant life struggling to survive in the urban environment. Moves to New York City, back to Los Angeles and to the southwest have had their influences on what I see and think about. It is this evolution that I will show through the pictures.
"As well as subject matter changing over the years, my process has evolved. Originally I received a B.A. in sculpture and then an M.F.A. in photography, 1970. It has been comfortable for me to go from documentary to very manipulated mixed media. Polaroid was a big influence on my image making, from the SX-70 format to the 20 by 24 camera and even the 40 by 80 inch originals made with the room camera.
"A photography professor for 30 years, I have always worked my photographs into my life. I respond to what I see in the world and the images usually come out as metaphors."
In 2004, after retiring from 30 years teaching photography, Enos moved to Taos and three years later settled in Santa Fe.
Enos's work is included in museums, corporate and private collections including the Fogg Museum, Harvard University; Denver Art Museum; George Eastman House; J. Paul Getty Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Yale University Art Galleries; and Smith College. Grants and awards include National Endowments for the Arts, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and the Englehard Award from the ICA in Boston.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at William Siegal Gallery in Santa Fe, Singapore Art Fair and Yale University Art Galleries.
Tickets to the event are $8 for Harwood Museum Alliance members, $10 nonmembers.
Contact the Harwood at (575) 758 9826 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harwood Museum of Art of UNM, located at 238 Ledoux St. in Taos, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission is $10. Sundays are free to New Mexico residents.