Studio 238, the museum's alcove exhibition gallery for contemporary Taos artists, features Mimi Saltzman this month. “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.” 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 Mimi's Zabriskie Point Series, inspired by the 1970’s eponymous film by director Michelangelo Antonioni.
Opening: Zabriskie Point, The Works of Mimi Saltzman
- 238 Ledoux Street
- Taos, 87571
- Harwood Museum of Art