DECADE: Ten Years of Albuquerque’s 516 ARTS

516 – Photo by Clarke Condé – Pyragraph

516 Central Ave. SW in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo by Clarke Condé.

This Saturday, 516 ARTS marks the beginning of its second decade with an opening featuring new work chosen from the 1000+ artists shown over the past 10 years in Albuquerque’s downtown contemporary arts space. I visited this week to take a look at the process of installing 516’s 10th anniversary exhibit DECADE, and the artists and staff that make it possible.

 

516 – Photo by Clarke Condé – Pyragraph

Tom Joyce installs his large-scale work in the two-story entrance at 516 Arts.  Photo by Clarke Condé.

 

516 – Photo by Clarke Condé – Pyragraph

The installation process continues. Photo by Clarke Condé.

 

516 – Photo by Clarke Condé – Pyragraph

The view from within Laticia Bajuyo‘s piece making use of cast-off CDs. Photo by Clarke Condé.

 

516 – Photo by Clarke Condé – Pyragraph

Photo by Clarke Condé.

 

516 – Photo by Clarke Condé – Pyragraph

Jessica Angel speaks with local high school students about the non-Euclidean geometry that influences her work. Photo by Clarke Condé.

 

516 – Photo by Clarke Condé – Pyragraph

Photo by Clarke Condé.

 

516 – Photo by Clarke Condé – Pyragraph

Photo by Clarke Condé.

 

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The 516 staff (L to R): Suzanne Sbarge, Teresa Buscemi, Claude Smith and Paige Taylor. Photo courtesy of 516 ARTS.

Clarke Condé

About Clarke Condé

Clarke Condé is a photographer, New York expatriate, and Pyragraph’s Managing Editor (though not necessarily in that order). He has held high positions at lowly publications in New York, but has settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico to live the simple life of a food and folk photographer. His hobbies include washing dishes, rewashing dishes and throwing out perfectly good food. You can see more of his work at his website or in his latest book, Work in Rochester.

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