Nov. 21—Photographs capture a moment in time.
They also set place.
It’s a medium that is precise, yet within the precision there’s room for discussion.
These are some of the reasons behind the “Tempo y Tiempo” exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, which is currently open to the public. It’s the first new exhibit at the NHCC since before the pandemic started.
“These artists are using photography as a mode of telling stories of experiences,” says Jadira Gurulé, NHCC curator. “Some of the common themes are family and spirituality. There’s a fair amount of working through struggle and the importance of place and how we process that.”
“Tempo y Tiempo” features photographs by four artists working in New Mexico — Frank Blazquez, Bobby Gutierrez, Pico del Hierro-Villa, and Ximena Montez.
Gurulé says collectively, the artists tell stories about what it is to live in New Mexico, illustrating