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Studio 238 Opening: Zabriskie Point, The Works of Mimi Saltzman
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10am - 5pm

Studio 238 Opening: Zabriskie Point, The Works of Mimi Saltzman

The Harwood Museum


The Harwood Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening for July 2017’s Studio 238 titled “Zabriskie Point,” featuring the works of Mimi Saltzman.
Mimi Saltzman was raised in New York surrounded by the City’s visual art scene. She moved to Taos in 1972. Since that time she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston and received an MFA from NYU in 2001. Saltzman divides her time between Sag Harbor, New York and Manhattan: both places are abundant with art, artists, and freedom of expression.
Harwood’s Studio 238 will be featuring monoprints from her Zabriskie Point Series, inspired by the 1970’s eponymous film by director Michelangelo Antonioni.


Artist Statement:

My work is a search for memory unlike photographic memory. It involves a slowing of time as in a dream. Continuous, repetitive and timeless events (like waves and tides) inform the work and the painting process. The image dawns slowly on the viewer offering a variety of interpretations.

The process is unique, but 60's and 70's New York painting paved the way. I move between poured paintings on canvas and monoprinting. A recipe of paint, salt, oil, and minerals go onto the surface. Phenomenal and random occurrences in nature echo this.
I aim at a sense of freedom and expansion.


The opening reception on June 30th is free and open to the public.

Harwood's Studio 238 is our newest gallery addition for temporary exhibitions is. Studio 238 is a small portable gallery/alcove space built to showcase community-based art events, and featuring work by contemporary local artists at various stages of their careers. Studio 238 enables the Harwood Museum to provide a venue for local artwork accessible to a wide audience. A rotating Exhibits Committee reviews and recommends proposals submitted for exhibition in Studio 238.