The Tamarind Institute at The University of New Mexico will host an open house and closing reception for Aftereffects, a joint exhibition of all six Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency recipients, at the institute on Saturday, April 15. The event will include workshop demonstrations, gallery tours, and a courtyard reception.  

The reception is free and open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. Workshop demonstrations led by Tamarind student printers will be at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. 

Henni Alftan
Henni Alftan

Aftereffects includes the work of Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency recipients Maja Ruznic (2022), Henni Alftan (2021), Ellen Lesperance (2020), Danielle Orchard (2019), Luke DuBois (2018), and Matthew Shlian (2017). 

Aftereffects: Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency Through the Years is a show I had been thinking about for a while,” said Tamarind Institute gallery director Kylee Aragon Wallis. “Since starting my journey at Tamarind in 2016 I have been lucky enough to watch how each artist approached the residency and approached lithography. Having all their work in one space for the first time was exciting for me to see.

“The open house will be a fun one. Getting to see demos and experience a lithography workshop puts the pieces on display in the gallery into context. We will have some lovely editions featured in our 2023 Collectors Club available for viewing during the event.”  

Matthew Shlian, Every Line is a Circle if You Make it Long Enough

In 2016, the Frederick Hammersley Foundation initiated the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency as part of the foundation’s mission to expand the public’s awareness of Hammersley’s art and life, promote the value of art in the life of the community, and support the advancement of artists’ education and creative processes. 

The extended residency offers the time for each artist to embrace the collaborative nature of lithography, fully giving themselves to the experiential process. Each artist's unique approach to the medium provides something fresh and exciting to the realm of print. 

Danielle Orchard, Third Hand

Tamarind Institute is a workshop, a gallery, and a center for the art of lithography. Tamarind faculty and staff conduct research, train collaborative printers, and produce and publish original artworks with emerging and established artists from a plethora of disciplines. Tamarind Institute’s lithography process represents the alchemy of art, craft, material, and synergy between artist and printer, resulting in exquisite hand-pulled impressions. 

During his time in New Mexico, Hammersley experimented with lithography at Tamarind and 
independently. His Tamarind prints reflect his interest in geometric abstraction, color, grid-based compositions, and unique titles which often inform the interactions and relationships of forms, providing the viewer with verbal insight into his non-objective compositions. 

The Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency and related programs are supported by the Frederick Hammersley Fund for the Arts at the Albuquerque Community Foundation. 

Tamarind Institute Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. (closed holidays and during UNM breaks). Tamarind Institute is located at 2500 Central Ave SE; the Entrance is on Stanford side of building. 

Support is provided by Frederick Hammersley Fund for the Arts at the Albuquerque Community Foundation. 

Image: Student Printer Jin Lee, 2022. Photo by Frank Reynolds. 

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