Artist Jensen to Speak on Bones Nov. 4
November 02, 2010
Categories: College of Fine Arts
The Harwood Museum of Art of UNM in Taos presents artist Gendron Jensen in a lecture on "Bone of Intention, My Experience with the Bones of Wild Creatures" on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Harwood's Peter and Madeleine Martin Foundation Gallery.
In 1989 Jensen was among seven regional artists participating in the Tamarind Institute's Explore Lithography program. This began his adventure into the medium and formed his relationship with master printer Bill Lagatutta. The Harwood Museum's exhibition, "Gendron Jensen: Stone Lithography," on view through January, features the artist's complete opus of lithographs printed at Tamarind with Lagatutta.
For more than 40 years Jensen's work has focused on what he calls "the bony relics," creatures whose environs embrace watery, earthy and airy habitats worldwide. "There is majesty inherent in bone, a humbling geography that summons me to map its glories," Jensen said.
In a review for Art Practical, Randall Miller writes: "Gendron Jensen's hyper-realist lithographs of animal skulls and bones offer a reminder of nature's tangled nature. Despite the remarkable clarity of his images, Jensen's work confounds the comfortable recognition of worldly forms promised by natural history."
Jensen's work can be found in collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Art Institute of Chicago, Johnson Museum at Cornell University, Walker Art Center, Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Grey Art Gallery at NYU, New Mexico Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.
Jensen's lecture at the Harwood Museum is $6 for Harwood Museum Alliance members or $8 for nonmembers.
The Harwood Museum of Art of UNM is located at 238 Ledoux Street, Taos, N.M. It is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Admission is $8, or free on Sundays to Taos County residents. Contact the museum at (575) 758-9826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.