Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Press Release for My Upcoming Show.


“Urge to Wander”
Photographs by Kirk Gittings
“Arid Harvest” Photographs by David Ondrik (Reception Area)

What:The photographs of Kirk Gittings: Architecture, Landscape (Main Gallery)
The photographs of David Ondrik: Arid Harvest (Reception Area)

Where: Open Space Visitor Center, Art Gallery
 6500 Coors Blvd., NW,
(Between Montaño & Paseo del Norte at Bosque Meadows Rd.)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

When: May 7th – June 28th, 2011   
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday May 7th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm Free Admission

Contact: Joshua Willis, Parks & Recreation Dept., Open Space Division, 505-897-8856,

Kirk Gittings has worked as a professional photographer for his entire career.  His photographs document the layering of archeological history with that of modernity.  Kirk will show a collection of photographs that interpret the environments of the desert, the people who choose to live there and the structures they create past and present.  Included in the exhibit will be a portfolio of images commissioned by City of Albuquerque Public Art program on the Open Space staff at work in the landscape.
“What I love most about New Mexico and the Southwest is it's deep rich past. I have walked old Native American trails, the Chaco roads, the Camino Real and Santa Fe Trails. I sense that, wherever I walk, I step in the footprints of Pueblo Indians, Spanish Friars, Conquistadors or U.S. Cavalry. It is the lingering patina of these personae, and the gods they prayed to, that lies behind the sense of presence that I try to evoke in my images.”

Kirk Gittings, Piedra Lisa Open Space

More about Kirk on this website:

Also in the Open Space Visitor Reception area:

David Ondrik: Arid Harvest
David will display a body of work exploring the food that is being sustainability grown in the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

David Ondrik, Carrot Bundles

More about David of this website:

The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW between Montaño Rd. and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.  The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and closed Mondays.  Call 897-8831 for more information or visit

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