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Tamarind Talks: Henni Alftan

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516 ARTS

516 Central Avenue Southwest

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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A conversation with artist in residence Henni Alftan

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Alftan is the recipient of the 2021 Frederick Hammersley Artist in Residence at Tamarind. She is a Paris-based painter who generates narrative imagery based on a complex process of observation and deduction. Working in figuration but rejecting a narrative dimension, Alftan’s compositions use the tight framing of close range photography to explore the similarities between painting and image-making.

“I paint pictures,” Alftan says, and “painting and picture often imitate each other.”

Inviting viewers to consider the history, materiality, and objecthood of painting, Alftan’s vignettes represent a fragmented vision of the real and address pictorial issues such as color, surface, flatness, depth, pattern, texture, and framing devices.

Recent exhibitions include Karma, New York (2020); Studiolo, Milan (2019); TM-Galleria, Helsinki (2018); and Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver (2017).

This event is sponsored by Tamarind Institute but will be held at 516 ARTS.

516 ARTS is a non-collecting contemporary art museum in the center of Downtown Albuquerque that celebrates thought-provoking art in the here and now.

Support provided by Frederick Hammersley Fund for the Arts at the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

This event is live in person, RSVP is recommended.

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Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at The University of New Mexico, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Founded in 1960 in Los Angeles, Tamarind is recognized internationally for its contributions to the growth of contemporary printmaking around the world and continues to provide professional training and creative opportunities for artists. 

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