For the first time since its inception, all six Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency recipients ̶ Maja Ruznic (2022), Henni Alftan (2021), Ellen Lesperance (2020), Danielle Orchard (2019), Luke DuBois (2018), and Matthew Shlian (2017) ̶ will be exhibited together at the Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at The University of New Mexico.
The Tamarind exhibition runs from Feb. 10, through April 15.
The opening reception will be Friday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Shlian and Ruznic will be in conversation during Tamarind Talks.
The closing reception and Tamarind open house will be Saturday, April 15, from 2 to 5 p.m.
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.
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 is located at 2500 Central Ave SE; Entrance is on Stanford side of building.
Tamarind Institute Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. (closed holidays and during UNM breaks).
Image: Unholy 48 (detail) by Matthew Schlian