Our art gallery began when Cathedral House was completed in 1976 and Dean Haverland asked a parishioner to organize a gallery. She did and established the standard that “each show should have some theme and be of interest and importance to the congregation and town.” In the decades since then, we’ve offered remarkable shows for both parish and community to enjoy. All art is for sale. We retain a percentage of sales to benefit special projects at the Cathedral.
Hours Sunday: 8:00 AM-Noon
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM-Noon
John Holverson: [email protected]
John Holverson, Gallery Director and members of the Gallery Guild invite you to explore the new one woman-summer exhibition by Molly Zimmer.
About Molly Zimmer
Molly Zimmer (b. 1991, Amarillo, TX) is a contemporary painter based in Albuquerque, NM. She holds a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art (2014), and an MFA in Painting from the University of New Mexico (2018). Molly works as a Textile Restorer at Textival specializing in Navajo weavings, and teaches introductory drawing and painting courses at the University of New Mexico. She maintains a studio at Downtown Contemporary in Albuquerque.
Molly has exhibited in solo and group projects at Exhibit 208 and Small Engine Gallery in Albuquerque. She has participated in numerous group shows at Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Tamarind Institute , Albuquerque, NM; Form and Concept Gallery and Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM; The Alternative Gallery, Allentown, PA; and Cerulean Gallery, Amarillo, TX.
“I think of myself as a tactile person, engaged with patterns, textures and colors. I create works that build upon human’s need to feel more connected to nature, known as “biophilia”, to invite a sense of curiosity or mystery into the viewing experience. My works focus on the repeated curve or U shape of organic forms such as; a rounded rock, an arch, a branch, a basket, a flower petal, or basin of water. Through memories and photographs of gardens, I create small paper mockup collages for the large-scale works that engage my curiosity and invite me to further investigate a garden space. Coincidence, intuition and playfulness are roots for my works to
grow out of.
I am drawing on my background in sewing, textile restoration, and collage to build a tactile language akin to quilts that play with shape, texture and the color of gardens. Gardens have a variety of plant textures that are furry, velvety, fleshy, sandpapery, and spiny. I collect fabrics such as satin, canvas, velvet, vinyl, leather, and felt to combine them to create layered physical abstract environments. Colors are derived from plants and flowers observed in nature; such as hot pinks, oranges, gradients of blue skies, earth tones of wood or soil, and the greens of cactus and foliage. To me the vibrant greens and yellow are electrifying. They attract my attention like flowers attract bees.”
You are also invited to hear Molly speak about her work and a discussion of ways of looking at art at the upcoming Cathedral Forum on Sunday, 28 July, 9:15 a.m. in Anna Kaseman Hall.