ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Harwood Art Center is hosting its annual “Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico” exhibition with 11 artists in the main gallery, while Ruby Troup’s beautiful solo installation titled “Point of Interest” resides in the front gallery through July 25.
Troup was selected for a solo show from last year’s emerging artists exhibition. There are hints of Louise Nevelson’s wooden assemblages from the 1950s and 1960s and Kurt Schwitters’ early 20th century constructions. Troup’s theme also touches upon Tom Robbins’ iconic and intriguing novel “Another Roadside Attraction.”
However, Troup truly owns her constructivist style and technique. Each object reflects the refined execution of a master artist. Her work also embraces a palette of hues and materials far beyond Nevelson’s and Schwitters’ predominately wood-based black-and-white efforts.