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‘Fences’ exhibit to open at the Fuller Lodge Art Center

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By Tris DeRoma

The political topic  of walls and barriers has broken through into the art world of Los Alamos with the opening of Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Fences.”

When the Fuller Lodge Art Center called out to artists for their interpretation of the upcoming exhibit, they saw a myriad of concepts come in, encompassing every direction a fence can span, the center said.

Almost 40 artists from around northern New Mexico have been selected for the art center’s second juried exhibit this year

Some artists interpreted the theme as a looming symbol of oppression, keeping the good of the world out and preventing those within from progressing, according to the art center.

Some presented the art center with internal fences; psychological battle grounds from which they cannot escape.

“Some artists took on our current political environment by shining a light on impending barriers at the border and those affected by climate change,” according to the center’s press release.

Many of the pieces on display are literal interpretations of the theme, depicted in various emotional perspectives.

All of the artwork was hand-picked by our jurors Don Kennell, Jaymes Dudding and Nicole Dunn.

Join the artists for an opening reception of the “Fences” exhibit from 5-7 p.m. March 8 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, located at 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

Meet the artists and take a closer look at the 65 pieces of artwork on display, ranging from sculpture to paintings and photographs to fiber art.

Cellist Joy Charles will be playing live in the gallery for the reception and refreshments will be served.

The “Fences” exhibit will be on display from March 8 through April 20.

Visit the gallery during business hours which are Monday, through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit fullerlodgeartcenter.com or call 662-1635.