June 18, 2018 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, July 22, 2018

Peter Sarkisian: Mind Under Matter

Gallery: Mandelman-Ribak Gallery

Opening: Saturday, June 9, Reception: 3-5pm

Named a Master Video Artist in 2007 by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Peter Sarkisian is a new-media artist whose brilliant fusion of video projection and sculpture yields multi-media projects combining rare qualities in cutting-edge contemporary video: fluent postmodern allegory, virtuoso command of the medium, and lean, compelling humanism. Sarkisian’s digital tableaux can be read as real-time riffs on modern life. Sarkisian’s allegory often features a modern-day Everyman familiar from medieval English morality plays, reprised here as the universal yet ordinary human being placed in extraordinary circumstances, mired in trivia or imperiled by some moral dilemma.