april, 2019

03apr5:30 pm6:30 pmMusical Performance: Transfigurations5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | UNM Art Museum


Event Details

Composer: Lauren V. Coons
Musicians: Lauren V. Coons, Yakima Fernandez, Ian Brody, Clara Byom 

Transfigurations (2019) was commissioned by the University of New Mexico Art Museum as part of the ongoing exhibition HINDSIGHT / INSIGHT: Reflecting on the Collection and is composed in response to works by several modernist artists with strong connections to UNM and to New Mexico. Featured artists include Rebecca Salsbury James, Raymond Jonson, Georgia O’keefe, Agnes Pelton, Florence Miller Pierce, and Horace Towner Pierce. While Transfigurations responds to some visual and aesthetic ideas that may be applied to all of these artists and to Modernism in general, the piece responds more specifically to the work of Raymond Jonson.

In Transfigurations Coons pays homage to one of the great modernist artists of the twentieth century by finding unity in some of Jonson’s aesthetic and philosophical ideas that align with her own, as well as his deep connection to New Mexico and the American Southwest, and provides a contemporary response to modernism by shedding light on she and Jonson’s aesthetic “dissonances.”

Recordings of the performed works will be installed in the gallery for museum visitors to enjoy.


(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


UNM Art Museum

University Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM, 87106

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