Process and Poetry: The Graphics of Kim and Therese Bauer
January 21–June 4, 2017
Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery

Therese Bauer (American, born 1958)
Two Boys, 2010
Mixed median and punched holes on neoprene, 11 x 8 1/4 in.
Studio of the artist

Continuing the Museum’s commitment to showcase the careers of local artists who have made an impact, this exhibition pairs the husband-and-wife team Kim and Therese (Terri) Bauer, both of whom have devoted their professions to the graphic arts—Kim to printmaking and Terri to drawing. Within their different technical realms, the pair share a love of craft and an interest in embracing diverse materials and methods. Both their bodies of work possess an evocative bridge between representation and abstraction, as well as the treatment of ordinary architecture, objects, or figures in a manner that transforms these elements into suggestive glyphs or symbols on the paper support. Kim and Terri Bauer have also mentored numerous students over many years in the Department of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso, where Kim is an Associate Professor and Terri an Advisor and Drawing Lecturer. Before this they both received their BFA degrees from Michigan State University and their MFA degrees from Eastern Michigan University. While Kim and Terri have each exhibited through the years in various group shows at the El Paso Museum of Art, this is the first EPMA exhibition dedicated solely to their work, with a focus on recent production.     

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of 
African-American Art: Works on Paper
January 28–April 16, 2017
Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery

Elizabeth Cattlett (African-American, born 1916)
Malcolm Speaks for Us, 1969
Linoleum cut on paper, 35 x 27 3/4 in.
Collection of Harriet and Harmon Kelley, San Antonio
Art © Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

The El Paso Museum of Art will present the touring exhibition The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper from January 28 to April 16, 2017. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, the show features works from the private collection of Harmon and Harriet Kelley in San Antonio. Dating from the late 1800s to 2002, the seventy works in this exhibition represent just a fraction of the Kelley Collection, one of the country’s major private collections of African-American art. Media represented in the show include drawing, etching, lithography, watercolor, pastel, and screenprint. El Paso is among several other national venues for the show, which is also traveling to institutions such as the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. Just a few of the more than fifty artists in the exhibition are Ron Adams, Romare Bearden, John Thomas Biggers, Hilda Wilkerson Brown, Elizabeth Catlett, Ernest T. Crichlow, Aaron Douglas, William Henry Johnson, Sargent Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Alma Woodsey Thomas, and Dox Thrash. EPMA plans to supplement the rich Kelley Collection with about a dozen works by African-American artists from the EPMA permanent collection, including leading contemporary figures like Lorna Simson, Kara Walker, and Glenn Ligon.