Joanna Keane Lopez: The Adobe Color Laboratory
July 1, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Joanna Keane Lopez (b. Albuquerque, NM) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blurs the boundaries between contemporary sculpture and architecture through the medium of adobe mud. By working with materials of adobe architecture, earthen plaster and alíz (a clay slip paint) her work acts to address conceptions of sculpture in engagement with land. Through the passing down of knowledge of the vernacular architecture techniques of the greater Southwest, Joanna creates work that seeks healing and reparation of fragmentation towards land, home, family and community that is connected to her own multi-generational roots in New Mexico. Joanna is a grant recipient of the Fulcrum Fund of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and was included in Americans for the Arts – Public Art Year in Review Award. Her work has been exhibited at spaces including the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum and The Momentary of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She has completed residencies at Ucross Foundation, Herekeke Arts Center and A-Z West.