Process and Poetry

Two local artists are well received at the El Paso Museum of Art

El Paso’s cache of talented artists is being noticed on a larger scale in the Borderplex.  PROCESS AND POETRY: The Graphics of Kim and Terri Bauer is drawing a notable crowd at the El Paso Museum of Art since opening in January of this year.

Continuing the Museum’s commitment to showcase the careers of local artists, this exhibition pairs the husband-and-wife team Kim and Therese (Terri) Bauer; both have devoted their professions to the graphic arts and experimenting with multiple materials and methods. “Kim specializes in printmaking, but combines a lot of different techniques, such as lithographs, screen printing, etching, among other mediums. Terri specializes in drawing, but also combines a lot of different techniques such as graphite, collage and stenciling, “said Patrick Shaw Cable, senior curator at the museum. The title for the exhibition came to Cable when, as he said, he realized he wanted to showcase the multiple styles within their recent works.

There are currently 50 pieces on display in the exhibit and according to their press release, museum coordinators agree ,“both of their bodies of work possess an evocative bridge between representation and abstraction, as well as the treatment of ordinary architecture, objects or figures in a manner that transforms these elements into suggestive glyphs or symbols on the paper support.”

“Viewers will appreciate the suggestive layering and alchemy of visual and material transformations that characterize the works of both these accomplished specialists in the graphic arts of drawing and printmaking,” said Cable.

Kim and Terri Bauer have also mentored numerous students over many years in the Department of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso, where Kim is an associate professor and Terri an advisor and drawing lecturer. The Bauer’s received their BFA degrees from Michigan State University and their MFA degrees from East Michigan University. While Kim and Terri have each exhibited through the years in various group shows at the El Paso Museum of Art, this is the first EPMA exhibition dedicated solely to their work, with a focus on recent production.

The exhibit is on display until June 4 but if you can’t make it, the museum plans on purchasing a few of the works for its permanent collection.

Photos Courtesy of El Paso Museum of Art

Kim Bauer (American, b. 1956)
Mistaken in Charlevoix IV, 2016
Lithograph, sceenprint,and chine collé on paper
Studio of the artist
Therese Bauer (American b. 1958
Two boys, 2010
Mixed media and punched holes on neoprene
Studio of the artist











PROCESS AND POETRY:  The Graphics of Kim and Therese Bauer
El Paso Museum of Art
On display through June 4, 2017
Didi Rogers Special Events Gallery