Now Showing – Downstairs


“A Wing and A Prayer” | new works by

Suzanne Sbarge

Show Dates: March 6th – March 31st, 2015


This new body of work is the result of recreating and reimagining how artmaking fits into my daily life, which leaves me craving open-ended oddities without logical explanations or outcomes. I find these collaged hybrid characters navigating surreal dreamscapes to be strangely comforting. They surprise and trouble me, open doors, provide breathing space and leave me wondering.

Ever-present in these pieces is the tension between the seeming opposites of familiarity and otherworldliness, interior and exterior space, domesticity and freedom, sky and earth, real and imagined. These pieces invoke a wing and a prayer – the perpetual gamble and delicate balance of being alive.

– Suzanne Sbarge

Suzanne Sbarge is an artist and arts organizer who has lived and worked in Albuquerque for 25 years. Her work has been exhibited in over 75 group exhibitions and 14 solo shows since the late 1980s. It is in the collections of over 100 local, national and international collectors, and is represented at galleries across the United States. She received her B.A. in Art History and Studio Arts from Barnard College in New York and her M.A. in Art Education from the University of New Mexico. In addition to her own work, she is a gallery director, curator, graphic designer and arts consultant. She is the Founder and Executive Director of 516 ARTS, an independent, nonprofit arts organization operating a museum-style gallery in downtown Albuquerque.