SugarCube Luxury Apartments,1555 Blake Street
May 9 through July 16
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
K Contemporary and SugarCube team up to present this solo exhibition by Nina Tichava, of work that is indeed layered — with multiple mixed-media applications involving painting, printmaking, stenciling and collage — into imagery both abstract and drawn from natural and physical worlds. Think of this as a prelude to Tichava’s next solo: Borrowed Landscapes [Erected], opening in July at K Contemporary, where she is a gallery artist.
New Mexico Artists group show
Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Drive
May 8 through June 16
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
Michael Warren Contemporary pays tribute to our artist friends to the south with an all-New Mexican combo of solos by Jennifer Bain and John Garrett and and a group show of works by Angela Berkson, Ted Laredo, Marietta Patricia Leis and Brian Shields. Bain’s airy abstracts painted in a New Mexican palette of pastels should provide the perfect counterpoint to Garrett’s colorful metal and found-object curtains. If you miss the reception, an artist talk on Saturday, May 12, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, should provide a sufficient look through the whole gallery.
BuCu West Development Association, 4200 Morrison Road
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 5 to 7 p.m.
BuCu West and the new Westwood Creative District will host a show of inspirational works by local artist Lisa DiAmor Sanchez, and follow through on the exhibit’s theme of community by inviting the public to collaborate with Sanchez on a group piece. Hecho Colorado will serve up tacos and other bites to add to the fun; proceeds from the community artwork will benefit art programs for Westwood youth.