Albuquerque, NM –Tamarind Institute invites the public to a talk by Danielle Orchard, the third recipient of the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency at Tamarind Institute. The talk will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the George Pearl Hall auditorium, in the School of Architecture and Planning, across from Tamarind Institute. Parking is available at Tamarind or in the visitor lot east of George Pearl Hall.
Painter Danielle Orchard maintains a consistent interest in the figure and what she recognizes as the “anxiety around intimacy” by pulling from moments in art history when the human figure has been used to indicate an “otherwise hidden psychological position.” Her confident use of line and expressive color gives her paintings an air of immediacy while allowing for the extended gestures of rendering and stylization. Born in Indiana and currently living in New York, Orchard holds an MFA from Hunter College and is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in New York City. http://danielleorchard.com
In addition to the artist talk in April, Orchard will return to Albuquerque for a one-day symposium on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The symposium will celebrate women in printmaking, with speakers and panelists who will delve into Tamarind’s deep history of female leadership, as well as explore new trends in gender in the print shop. Orchard will bring a fresh perspective as the recent Frederick Hammersley Artist in Residence, and as an artist whose work explores and challenges traditional representations of the female form.
The artist talk on April 17 is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so registration is recommended: https://orchardattamarind.eventbrite.com.
More information on the September symposium will be available this summer.
Orchard is the third recipient of the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency at Tamarind Institute. Established in 2017 through a gift from the Frederick Hammersley Foundation, the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency creates an opportunity for an extended residency and community engagement. Through this program, the invited artist explores the potential of collaborative printmaking and extends Hammersley’s legacy as an artist. The first awardee, Matthew Shlian, created Every Line Is A Circle If You Make It Long Enough, 2017, a 12’ x 8’ multi-color lithographic monoprints collage in collaboration with Tamarind Master Printer Valpuri Remling, and Apprentice Printers Jaime Durham and Amanda Morris. This work is currently installed and can be seen in Tamarind’s Central-facing window at 2500 Central Avenue SE.