March 25, 2019 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Sunday, June 2 - Thursday, November 14, 2019

ALICIA STEWART

Gallery: Peter & Madeleine Martin Gallery

 Opening reception: Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 3:00-5:00pm

"… her paintings reflected both the hope of finding joy in nature, animals and other human beings and the angst of growing up in a world where bad things might happen. Her paintings often featured a young woman trying to break out of her human form and transform into something lighter and faster, like a butterfly or a rabbit". - Robert Nott

Alicia Stewart grew up in Madrid, New Mexico, and at an early age began making artwork inspired by her vivid imagination. She always had the dream to one day become an artist, and to be an inspiration for young people and encourage them to follow their dreams. Tragically, Stewart died of an epileptic seizure in her dorm room at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore at the age of 18.

Stewart graduated from the state-chartered New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. She worked in oil and was experimenting with film. A trip to Haiti inspired her work in depicting street life. Her first exhibition was at the Metallo Gallery in Madrid, N.M.
This exhibition is the first Museum showing of Stewart’s work and is curated by Lucy Lippard.