The Harwood Museum of Art presents the work of Santa Clara Pueblo artist Susan Folwell (Blue Mountain) in Susan Folwell: Through the Looking Glass, from July 5, 2019 to January 5, 2020. The artist’s narrative-driven ceramics dynamically respond to her own curated selection of Taos Society of Artists’ works on view in this exhibition.
Folwell has studied the Taos Society of Artists’ paintings for the past three years. This catalyst for her ceramic art practice has coincided with her and her husband’s relocation to Taos, a vibrant area famed since the 1910s for its artists, Native community, and breathtaking light. The move spurred Folwell’s fascination with the sheer beauty of the Taos Society of Artists’ compositions that often depicted community members—including the Taos Pueblo, Hispano, and Anglo cultures in New Mexico. In this exhibition, the artist’s ceramics function as both pairings and responses to works by E. Irving Couse, W. Herbert Dunton, Victor Higgins, and E. Martin Hennings, as well as other members of the 12-artist group whose paintings offer as much relevance today as they did in their own decade. For Folwell, this series fuses her admiration of these painters’ processes with a contemporary edge of levity.
Susan Folwell: Through The Looking Glass
- 238 Ledoux St.
- Taos, 87571
- Harwood Museum of Art
- Free with Admission to the museum
- Recurring daily