Corazón y Alma

Opening December 29th, Corazón y Alma, Spanish for Heart and Soul, will feature a variety of heart-shaped wall sculptures by Nicholas Herrera, created in the New Mexico artist's typical folk art style. Herrera is an Outsider artist who primitively utilizes natural pigments, wood, tin and recycled metal as artful materials. Herrera often refers to his work as... Continue Reading →

Nicholas Herrera: Puppy Love

Photo: ©Tom Quinn Kumpf   Northern New Mexico folk artist Nicholas Herrera once lived a reckless lifestyle, one that led him to a near-death experience at the young age of twenty-five. A car accident put him into a coma, and what turned out to be a cleansing spiritual experience shifted his trajectory in life. "It... Continue Reading →

Herrera & Muñiz: Re-contextualizing the Retablo

This Friday is the opening of our Spanish Market Group Show featuring New Mexico Outsider / folk artist Nicholas Herrera and Puerto Rican painter Patrick McGrath Muñiz. Both artists offer a contemporary approach to traditional art forms that stem from Spanish colonial religious art. The retablo altarpiece is one traditional platform that both artists re-interpret... Continue Reading →

Nicholas Herrera: El Rito Studio Visit

Outsider / folk artist Nicholas Herrera is as 15th generation New Mexican whose ancestors were among the early Spanish settlers to arrive in the state in the late 1500s. After stints in Santa Fe, Santa Cruz and Abiquiu, Herrera's relatives settled in El Rito in the 1820s on a 40 acre homestead, which Herrera continues... Continue Reading →

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