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Grand Opening of Hecho Gallery
April 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
“I’ve always believed that art is inherently accessible–that anyone can make it and that anyone should be able to own it. This is why I started Hecho as an affordable place to shop for art.” Frank Rose founded Hecho a Mano in March of 2019, in a small, old adobe at the top of Canyon Road. The gallery has specialized in printmaking which allows for smaller price points, but many of the artists the gallery works with also create in non-editioned mediums such as painting. “I spent a long time thinking that we should be able to show works at a variety of price points and media, but ultimately, it made more sense to create two distinct environments.”
Hecho Gallery, a new sibling of Hecho a Mano, will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, April 1 with a group show of local artists such as Terran Last Gun, Mikayla Patton, Kat Kinnick, and Daniel McCoy and Oaxacan artists Alberto Cruz and Alfonso Barrera–all of whom have shown work at Hecho a Mano on Canyon. Hecho Gallery will focus on non-editioned media by artists from New Mexico and Mexico in the historic building at 129 W Palace. The building has been home to Santa Fe stars such as Leonora Curtin’s Native Market in the early 1930’s and The Elaine Horwich Gallery in the 80’s and 90’s. “It’s a real honor to be sharing historical space with these impactful women. I love that they both disregarded separations between art and craft, which has been important to me in all of my projects.”
Hecho Gallery will follow a representation model whereas Hecho a Mano has been more informal in its relationships. “Hecho a Mano will continue to be a fun and affordable place to shop and a place where we can be fluid with who we show and how. With Hecho Gallery, we want to create some deep commitments to artists and help them take their careers to the next level. One way we are showing our level of commitment to the artists livelihood is through profit sharing for represented artists. We believe that if you’re committing to us, we want you to benefit from the gallery’s success.”
“I’m excited to be bringing fresh contemporary art downtown and expanding the footprint of young business owners in the city. It’s important to honor the old stories and also to be telling new ones.”