Santa Fe, New Mexico.- LewAllen Galleries is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Michael Roque Collins: Tides of Memory”, on view from November 4th through December 11th. This exhibition marks the first public presentation of the artist’s recently inaugurated sculptural practice and features important new paintings exemplifying the sustained relevance of the mythic in contemporary art. Through a dynamic engagement with these media, Collins cultivates complex relationships between cultural memory and personal history, mythology and the quotidian, abstraction and representation, as well as the spiritual and concrete. Most recently, Collins was awarded a Bioethics and Human Rights Global Art Competition prize from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization; and, his work was selected for an exhibition sponsored by that organization that will tour between venues in Paris and Houston. The artist lives and works in Houston, Texas, where he has held numerous esteemed teaching positions and is current Director of the School of Art of Houston Baptist University.