Las Cruces, NM
Featuring paintings and drawings inspired during artist Meg G. Freyermuth’s term as Artist-In-Residence for the Organ Mountain Desert Peaks (OMDP) National Monument. Freyermuth’s work explores the importance of our local ecosystem, the cultural significance of the land for the people who live here, and the complex personal relationship that each individual has to the land that surrounds them. Her dramatic portraits evoke these connections of people and place within the surreal desert landscapes of the Monument.
Freyermuth received her BFA in Painting from New Mexico State University in 2009. Her passion for painting wilderness areas, particularly those areas in the southwestern United States, contributed to her selection as the first ever Artist-In-Residence for the OMDP National Monument in 2015.
Exhibition overview from museum website