ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Santiago Michalek - Blue Rain Gallery - May 6th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:05:04 +0000 Penny Truitt - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - May 6th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">For her solo exhibition&nbsp;<strong><em>Intersect</em></strong>, longtime Chiaroscuro artist&nbsp;<strong>Penny Truitt&nbsp;</strong>has created a new series of ceramic and steel sculptures that take their cue from her observations of &ldquo;patterns imprinted on the land - traces of exploration, displacement, and resettlement.&rdquo; For many years Penny&rsquo;s works have made reference to manmade formations such as barriers, walls, and fences in an attempt to embody the intention of permanence and the futility of that pursuit. This allusion takes on added significance given the cultural and political dialogue of the day. According to Truitt the exhibition&rsquo;s title&nbsp;<strong><em>Intersect</em></strong>&nbsp;can be thought of on two levels &ldquo;the juxtaposition of the materials in the composition&rdquo; (ceramic and steel), and/or &ldquo;the action of imposing structure to disrupt natural routes of migration.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:58:58 +0000 Dick Evans - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - May 6th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Dick Evans&rsquo;&nbsp;</strong>solo exhibition&nbsp;<strong><em>Unsung Memories</em>&nbsp;</strong>features a selection of recent paintings inspired by the artist&rsquo;s observations of abstract forms in the New Mexico skies and landscape. The works in this collection are characterized by his signature broad, gestural brushstrokes; and a palette that ranges from subdued greys and whites to vibrant yellows, reds, and blues. At 74 years of age Evans&rsquo; is creating work that is at once refined and mature, yet spontaneous and fresh. Of the abstraction in his paintings Evans states &ldquo;I wouldn&rsquo;t say I purposefully abstract them. That just comes naturally because that&rsquo;s the way I see things. When the image is more abstracted I believe it gives me, and anyone looking at the painting, more opportunity to visually and emotionally float in and out of the painting.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:59:28 +0000 Jill Christian, Marilyn Dillard, Raul Dorn - Matrix Fine Art - May 6th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Our May exhibition features three local painters with widely different and vibrant approaches to abstraction. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Inspired by light and color in the moments surrounding dawn and dusk, Jill Christian&rsquo;s recent paintings present fields of brushstrokes that fill the canvas with subtly shifting colors. Working within the structure of repetition and reduction, these process-driven, meditative paintings create rhythmic patterns that invite quiet contemplation of their surfaces.&nbsp;Christian&rsquo;s paintings ripple with light and suggestion, occupying a space that is at once bold and retreating, quiet, yet filled with static and life. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Marilyn Dillard&rsquo;s illuminating marks are inspired by the natural landscape, especially the visual qualities of rock, soil, and vegetation in its many variations.&nbsp; The work does not include reproductions of the landscape or a specific place but rather represents the essence of the land.&nbsp;Utilizing her photographs, memories, and each intuitive mark, a painting evolves.&nbsp; Acrylic paints are partnered with other mark making tools to complete a work.&nbsp; Inks, pencils, crayons, burning, and thread are possibilities.&nbsp; Silk and cotton cloth as well as unique papers and copy machine images are occasionally used for collage.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Raul Dorn&rsquo;s intense surfaces are the result of recognizing certain states of emergence through investigation of the world (inner and outer). The studio has become his laboratory, and painting allows Dorn to deal with the self outside of ego and shift to a higher vibration, or centering, much like meditation. He is fascinated by dealing with that which lies beneath, beyond and behind the visual, hidden in the physics of the natural world, and hopefully, in the metaphysics of the compositions. He aligns with sculptor Constantin Brancusi&rsquo;s sentiment,&nbsp;&ldquo;what is real is not the external form, but the essence of things&hellip; it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 Jessica Krichels - New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery - May 6th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Jessica Krichels&rsquo; monotype abstractions find inspiration in linguistics, nature, mathematics, glyphs, symbols and the rich language of human interaction. She combines organic shapes, rocks, textures and symbols, creating a visual cascade that seems to carry its own conversation with the very nature of language itself. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Her prints are made with layers of color interspersed with repeated stenciled shapes, gravure and other materials, which create an intriguing transparency and depth; forms lurk and emerge from deep color fields, and shapes dance and play in an exploration of the beauty of natural shapes and color.&nbsp;Her most recent body of work has been heavily influences by ancient glyphs, carved stones and the South American tradition of using knotted rope and cords to tell stories, or record data (quipus).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>First Friday Artscrawl Reception:</strong>&nbsp;May 6, 5 &ndash; 8 pm.<br /> Demo by Jessica Krichels during the exhibition opening, May 6, 6:30 &ndash; 7:00 pm.</p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:54:32 +0000 John Axton, Doug Dawson, Natasha Isenhour, Barry McCuan - Ventana Fine Art - May 6th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:06:06 +0000 Brigitte Carnochan - Verve Gallery of Photography - May 6th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:18:28 +0000 Elizabeth Opalenik - Verve Gallery of Photography - May 6th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:18:39 +0000 Josephine Sacabo - Verve Gallery of Photography - May 6th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:18:48 +0000 John Barker - Turner Carroll Gallery - May 13th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Book of John explores the contraries of Poetic Genius as described by William Blake: Attraction and Repulsion; Love and Hate; Energy and Reason. All are found in the playfully explosive paintings by Santa Fe artist, John Barker.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Barker delves into the seductive energy of human social and psychological activity. To Barker, his paintings are purely representational. He creates an image as he sees it, in the likeness of the person he is painting. He conjures the energetic, emotional current of the person he depicts. He brings to life the paradoxes inherent in each person; the ugly and the beautiful in their essence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Barker&rsquo;s social and emotional experiences fuel powerful visual storytelling. His paintings are archetypal, with the expressionistic, scrawled lines surrounding the portraits, representing the inner frenzy of the anima/animus. As art historians like to point out, an artist&rsquo;s portraits always contain an aspect of the artist&rsquo;s own image. Perhaps this is true in Barker&rsquo;s paintings, but rather than judge the tension created by the psyche&rsquo;s opposing forces, his works honor the Imagination. For Barker as for Blake, &ldquo;Prayer is the Study of Art. Praise is the Practice of Art.&rdquo; (From Blake&rsquo;s <em>Laocoon</em>)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information please contact Tonya Turner Carroll at 505.986.9800, or</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:19:12 +0000 Eveli Sabatie - Wheelwright Museum - May 15th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1968 a talented 28-year-old artist named Eveli Sabatie moved from Paris to San Francisco. Like many young people of the day, she had become deeply interested in Native American cultures, and had traveled to the United States hoping to connect and to learn. A chance encounter with Hopi traditionalist Thomas Banyacya resulted in an invitation to attend the <em>Powamuya</em> (Bean Dance) ceremony at Third Mesa. There, in a local laundromat, she met the legendary master jeweler Charles Loloma.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From June 12, 2016 through January 15, 2017 the Wheelwright Museum&rsquo;s Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry will present a retrospective on the work of Eveli Sabatie, one of only two jewelers (the other is Verma Nequatewa) whom Loloma recognized as prot&eacute;g&eacute;s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in eastern Algeria, raised in Morocco, and educated in Paris, Eveli joined Charles Loloma&rsquo;s studio as his focus was moving away from cast metal and toward an interest in mosaic inlay. Fueled by his passion for traditional Hopi stone and shell work, abalone-encrusted Northwest Coast masks, and ancient Egyptian jewelry, Loloma&rsquo;s work underwent a dramatic change to which Eveli Sabatie made a major contribution. She introduced him to Moroccan mosaic&mdash;&ldquo;the turquoise blues, the blue-greens, the lapis blues of tiles laid into the walls of mosques and fountains&rdquo;&mdash; and possessed an insatiable curiosity that made her a willing pupil and an able assistant.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After leaving the Loloma studio in 1972, Eveli moved to Santa Fe and embarked on her own career, creating a jewelry legacy marked by originality, exuberance, and spirit. Favoring exotic materials including carved bone, fossil ivory, and richly colored stone, her work highlights lavish, organic shapes, crystal cabochons in open back settings, and heavily textured and stamped metal. Eveli&rsquo;s jewelry is known for its opulence and wit, and for the fact that she does not repeat herself: &ldquo;Every moment is of every day is different!&rdquo; she says, &ldquo;So how can you repeat? The moment you repeat you kill something. You&rsquo;re not really in what&rsquo;s happening right now. Every material is different, every hour is different, my mood is different every day.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 18:05:58 +0000 Scholder, Neil Parsons, T.C. Cannon, Melanie Yazzie, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Will Wilson, Kevin Red Star - New Mexico Museum of Art - May 21st 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Taking a Fritz Scholder group portrait of IAIA faculty and the legacy of the institution&rsquo;s cofounder Lloyd Kiva New as starting points, this exhibition includes work by IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present such as Scholder, Neil Parsons, T.C. Cannon, Melanie Yazzie, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Will Wilson. New encouraged looking at new techniques and forms as a path to creating contemporary Indian art. The founding of IAIA in 1962 intersects with a significant moment in the history of Western Art. Ethnicity and culture, political ideology, feminism, and the inclusion of personal narratives became legitimate forms of expression in mainstream contemporary art. The early years of IAIA were also an era of consciousness raising and civil rights movements in the United States. Native American self-determination was a major issue for many indigenous artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Enough time has passed that the early days of IAIA, looking back half a century now, can be historicized and examined in greater context. The institution was founded during a period of great change and spurred shifts in how indigenous artists viewed themselves and their art, paving the way for Native American artists to take their place in the global contemporary art field. Looking at the issues of identity still being raised in contemporary Native American art, it is clear that the artwork of the 1960s and 70s began a conversation that continues to this day.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 07:44:12 +0000 Group Show - New Mexico Museum of Art - May 21st 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">It takes a special vision and a lot of hard work to transform an abandoned car into a one-of-a-kind sculpture on wheels, but that&rsquo;s exactly what makes New Mexico&rsquo;s lowriders so special. Though they are works of art in their own right, lowriders have also inspired artists working in other mediums. Responding to this unique cultural icon in photographs, paintings, sculptures, and videos, the artists in this exhibition explore issues of family, gender, religion, and status. On view will be more than fifty works by artists including Lawrence Baca &amp; Ron Rodriguez, Justin Favela, Miguel Gandert, Alex Harris, Nicholas Herrera, Arthur Lopez, Norman Mauskopf, El Mois&eacute;s, Jack Parsons, Meridel Rubenstein, Luis Tapia, Don Usner, and others.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 07:45:35 +0000 Jennifer J.L. Jones - Hunter Kirkland Contemporary - May 27th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:25:48 +0000 - Pippin Contemporary - May 27th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This May, Pippin Contemporary will kick off the summer season at 409 Canyon Road with a weekend-long Grand Opening and Fifth Anniversary Celebration. The festivities begin on Friday, May 27<sup>th</sup>with a lively reception from 5-8pm with visiting and local artists. Music, wine, and hors d&rsquo;oeuvres will set an exciting atmosphere as collectors, new and current artists, and gallery staff come together for the first time in Pippin Contemporary&rsquo;s new gallery space. The event will continue throughout the weekend with artist talks on Saturday afternoon beginning at 2pm. Dive into explosive abstracts with Aleta Pippin, explore intricate painting patterns with Rosenberg, and connect with the colorful essence of animals with Rebecca Haines. Painter Adam Shaw, glass artist Suzanne Wallace Mears and bronze sculptor Guilloume will also speak about their work. Painting and sculpting demonstrations by Rebecca Haines, Gina Rossi, and Guilloume will take place throughout the weekend.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pippin Contemporary is scheduled to move into their new space in March and energy is high with the imminent expansion. The gallery is now representing eight new artists who were showing at the former Tom Ross Gallery, bringing the total number of exhibiting artists to 19. Local and out of state artists will be in attendance for the Grand Opening reception.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With the move, gallery owner and artist Aleta Pippin comes full circle with her own journey in the Santa Fe art scene. From feeling intimidated by the gallery world when she first arrived, to opening a gallery on Delgado Street with local artist Barbara Meikle, to then branching out on her own with a downtown gallery that eventually shifted to the gateway of Canyon Road. And now by purchasing the gallery&rsquo;s&nbsp;own&nbsp;space, she&rsquo;s establishing herself and her business with a long-term location.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Moving to our permanent home is the culmination of a dream that began when I opened Pippin Contemporary,&rdquo; says Pippin. &ldquo;It provides stability for our artists, our collectors and our business. Santa Fe is an amazingly creative and cultural town. By taking this step of investing in a permanent home, I&rsquo;ve affirmed my strong belief in Santa Fe as an important arts destination.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>List of events, Grand Opening &amp; Fifth Anniversary Celebration:</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Friday, May 27<sup>th</sup>, 5-8pm:</strong> lively reception with local and visiting artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Saturday, May 28<sup>th</sup>, 2pm:</strong> Artist talks by Aleta Pippin, Rosenberg (Tom Ross), Rebecca Haines, Adam Shaw, Suzanne Wallce Mears, Guilloume.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Painting and sculpting demonstrations</strong> by Rebecca Haines, Gina Rossi and Guilloume will take place throughout the weekend.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Pippin Contemporary, founded in May 2011 by artist Aleta Pippin, is located in the heart of the historic Canyon Road art district in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The gallery is committed to showing art that is fresh and vibrant, as well as collectible. Pippin Contemporary artists, selected for their energetic and tactile approach, provide visitors with a &ldquo;sensory experience of color and mood&rdquo; through vivid portrayals of personal expression. Their work ranges from acrylic, oil, and pastel paintings to contemporary sculpture in stone, glass, and bronze. For more upcoming events at Pippin Contemporary, visit </em><a href="" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:05:46 +0000 Lance Letscher - TAI Modern - June 3rd 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:48:06 +0000