Feb 16, 06:03 pm
Mayeur Projects Inaugural Artist-In-Residency Zoe Crosher, Las Vegas, NM, March 17 - May 14th
March 17 – May 14, 2016
Opening Reception March 17 5-8 pm
Time as Desert
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Mayeur Projects is thrilled to inaugurate its newly renovated Las Vegas space with two solo exhibitions: Ross Caliendo: Tomorrow and Virginie Mossé: Time as Desert, each featuring new and recent works by the artist. Tomorrow and Time as Desert will open on March 17, 2016 and be on view until May 14. These exhibitions, along with Zoe Crosher’s artist residency, mark the start of Mayeur Projects’ activities.
Mayeur Projects is an artistic enterprise dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art, supporting emerging as well as established artists. Privileging art that is above all an experience, our aim is to create a context of encounters – encounters between artist and observer, the object and the body, the real and the imaginary, the global and the local, the social and the environmental, the digital and the physical, the concerns of tomorrow and the concerns of today.
Mayeur Projects is at once a hybrid gallery and site of production as well as an extended experience of art – a veritable laboratory of artistic economy. As a gallery, we aim to create physical and digital spaces of encounters with the most exciting and meaningful art of the contemporary age. As a residency, we support and make transparent the artistic process at all stages of creation. Mayeur Projects seeks to anticipate and embody all the possibilities of the digital age. What does an art gallery of the 21st century look like? Beyond a space of exhibition, we are a space of creation, exchange, discovery, promotion and conversation.
While remaining engaged with the global art scene and all the possibilities of the digital era, Mayeur Projects is dedicated to its connection with the community of Las Vegas, New Mexico. We are proud to be part of the revival of this historic city, rich with resources and potential, and look to foster an atmosphere of conviviality and connection with our artists, collectors and art lovers.
Why Las Vegas?
A true city of the Old West, Las Vegas was an important stop on the railroad line between Los Angeles and Chicago, making it at one time the most important city in New Mexico. The turn of the century Las Vegas boasted all the most modern amenities, as well as two Harvey Hotels and a Carnegie Library and a reputation as a hideaway for outlaws such as Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday. However, with the decline of the railroad, the town fell into an economic slump for several decades. This had the blessing in disguise of preserving the town’s authentic charm: there are more than 900 historical buildings in the city of Las Vegas. Today, with the re-opening of the Plaza and Castaneda hotels, as well as other projects, Las Vegas is primed for a revival. The energy behind this renaissance is notably geared towards imagining Las Vegas as an arts and cultural hub, without commercializing its history and abundance of historic buildings.
200-202 Plaza Park
The Mayeur Projects building at 200-202 Plaza Park is one of the more than 900 historic buildings in Las Vegas, and has a particularly rich history. Built in 1883, this building has lived many lives: as the home of the Romero family, one of Las Vegas’s first, the place where New Mexico’s statehood was announced, a place of imprisonment for Billy the Kid. We are truly honored to restore and renovate this incredible building, and become the next chapter in its history.