Judy Chicago at Through the Flower Art Space behind wallpaper she designed. The grand opening is set for July 20th through the 21st. The gallery of Chicago’s work has been at the center of controversy in the small town of Belen, N.M. due to differing outlooks on Chicago’s controversial work. The mayor of Belen and Chicago hope the art space will attract tourists to the struggling small town. Shot for Pasatiempo Magazine
Judy Chicago sweatshirts align the wall in the shop portion of Through the Flower Art Space. Above the sweatshirts are skate boards designed by Judy Chicago. From left to right, The Light Ripple skate board, Butterfly Ripple skateboard, and the Dark Ripple skateboard.
Chicago walks down Becker St, where she walks to and from the gallery and her home and headquarters across the street at the remodeled Hotel Belen.
Hotel Belen on Becker Avenue is the headquarters for Through the Flower Art Space and also serves as a home and studio to artists Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman. Chicago and Woodman moved to Belen in 1996 and renovated the hotel for those purposes.
The sculpture Find It In Your Heart is partially uncovered in preparation for Through the Flower Art Space’s grand opening on July 20 through the 21st. The sculpture was made by a professional woodcarver from Chicago’s marquette. It is adorned with Japanese gold embroidery, a stitched heart and the phrase “find it in your heart” in different languages.
Judy Chicago during an interview with the Santa Fe New Mexican at the headquarters of Through the Flower Art Space inside of the Hotel Belen on July 7.
Clips of Judy Chicago Feature for Pasatiempo Magazine