ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Chris Clavio - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - April 30th 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;Zane Bennett Contemporary Art proudly announces our third Art Matters presentation for 2015, <em>Illuminated: The Use of Light in Contemporary Art</em>. A New Mexico based artist, Chris Clavio will be speaking in conjunction with the exhibition of &ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">Up in Neon</a>&rdquo; which features neon works from French artists Francois Morellet and Fr&eacute;d&eacute;ric Bouffandeau.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clavio will give a talk about his work as well as his personal experiences in developing light based artworks. He will touch upon the history of light and the various technologies available for its use in fine art. The presentation will begin at <strong>5:30pm </strong>on Thursday, <strong>April 30 </strong>at the gallery, 435 S Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Art Matters Talk with Chris Clavio &ndash; Illuminated: The Use of Light in Contemporary Art</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<strong><em>Up in Neon </em></strong>features neon works by French artists Francois Morellet and Fr&eacute;d&eacute;ric Bouffandeau. Both artists devote their work to light and space&mdash;by contrasting architectural influences and the organic. These works remind us that the tension of such seemingly minimal work creates a unique and fundamental aesthetic disorder. The resulting forms and images are highly provocative.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Chris Clavio deems light as his favorite artistic medium to work with. It holds the power to completely transform our world in a way often taken for granted. In January of 2011 he completed his project, Technicolor Fabrique, which involved designing and building an LED light suit. The suit uses flexible waterproof LEDs, has a remote control for selecting color and effects, and operates using battery power that fits in the user&rsquo;s front pocket. He then made a short film about the project and the use and power of this light in every day space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clavio&rsquo;s talk will begin with a slide presentation followed by a Q&amp;A with the artist. He will address the current exhibition, &ldquo;Up In Neon&rdquo; and his corresponding relationship with neon, light, and space. The discussion will center around Clavio&rsquo;s influences and inspirations and how these manifest in his creative light work.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Clavio is an Electronic Artist and Entrepreneur currently pursuing a Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. His work explores the sublime and interconnectedness using light, sound, and interactive environments. His business, ClaviOn Unlimited LLC, is a platform which he uses to create digital media and interactive content in alignment with his artwork.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clavio has shown work across the United States, most recently at Art Basel Miami where he presented his interactive Full Dome piece, <em>Mind Chimes, </em>which uses a brainwave headset to visualize and sonify a viewer&rsquo;s brainwaves in real time in a full dome theater. <strong>The presentation will begin at 5:30pm on April 30</strong><strong>th at the gallery, 435 S Guadalupe Street, along with the technologies that have made them possible.</strong></p> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:50:36 +0000 Anne Appleby - Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard) - May 1st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>A solo exhibition of new work, <strong><em>The Galisteo River Basin Paintings</em></strong><em>,</em>by <strong>Anne Appleby </strong>will open at <strong>Charlotte Jackson Fine Art</strong> on <strong>May 1 </strong>and extend through<strong> June 1.</strong>&nbsp; An <strong>Opening</strong> <strong>Reception</strong> with the artist will be held on <strong>Friday, May 1, from 5-7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp; The gallery is located in Santa Fe&rsquo;s <strong>Railyard Arts District</strong> at<strong> 554 South Guadalupe Street.&nbsp; </strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>To <em>see </em>takes effort.&nbsp; True seeing is passive but active&mdash;requiring participation and engagement.&nbsp; In a world of endless information, countless images&mdash;from advertising logos to Instagrams to selfies&mdash;hit us at a rate of at least two per minute.&nbsp; But what do we <em>see</em>?&nbsp; Amidst this wash of visual information, to stop &ndash; to <em>see &ndash; </em>is extremely rare.&nbsp; We become numbed to our world.&nbsp; In this context Anne Appleby&rsquo;s stunning minimalist paintings are a wake-up call, an antidote to the overload of modern life.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each of the works included in <strong><em>The Galisteo River Basin Paintings</em> </strong>comprises two or more canvases hung side by side or, as in the case of <em>Dalea</em>, two above, two below, or with <em>Winterfat, </em>with six pieces set two across and three down.&nbsp; The architecture created by the patterning of the canvases is intriguing&mdash;allowing the white space of the wall to become a part of the whole, as well as enhancing a sense of depth and space.&nbsp; Each of the canvases focuses on a single color, although each contains rich subtly and hints of other colors emerging from within.&nbsp; For example, one of the canvases in <em>Dalea </em>is a soft tan, but from its center a hint of blue shines.&nbsp; In <em>Navajo Muhly </em>a pale off-white panel seems to emit a lavender glow.&nbsp; Appleby uses multiple layers of paint, an average of thirty, to create these nuanced shades.&nbsp; Near the end she adds a layer of wax to cut glare.&nbsp; The viewer can trace a history of the layers at the edges of the canvas, where small hints of the under-painting are visible.&nbsp;</p> <p>While each individual canvas focuses on one hue, combined they show the different colors of the plants that give the works their names.&nbsp; It won&rsquo;t be hard to identify the pale beige and soft silvery green of <em>Winter Chamisa, </em>or the orangey brown of an acorn in <em>Scrub Oak, </em>or the glowing red of <em>Scarlet Pentstemon.&nbsp; </em>One canvas may highlight the particular shade of the flower, another the leaf, another bark or seed from various stages within the seasons and life cycle of the plant&mdash;so that the piece as a whole brings these colors together to give a larger, more complete view.&nbsp;</p> <p>For Appleby the titular reference to particular plants is not randomly assigned but direct and purposeful.&nbsp; Each of the pieces included in <em>The Galisteo River Basin Paintings </em>comes from Appleby&rsquo;s daily walks through the Galisteo Watershed just south of Santa Fe, and her interactions with the plants that line her path.&nbsp; Through the season, as these plants awakened into their spring fullness, Appleby observed their shifts and hues, noting differences with weather or changes of the light.&nbsp;</p> <p>Appleby&rsquo;s interest in plants, as well as her use of minimalist art to express their wholeness, comes from her time studying with an Ojibwe elder in Montana.&nbsp; For the Ojibwe, knowledge of plants is a key aspect of their culture.&nbsp; The Ojibwe have a tradition of creating large bandolier medicine bags in which to put the samples of plants that they collect.&nbsp; These bags are intricately beaded with vivid colors depicting abstract or geometric representations of different plants over the whole life cycle (seed, flower, fruit, leaves).&nbsp; Appleby&rsquo;s use of the plant&rsquo;s colors and different aspects of their life cycle within one piece was inspired by the bandolier beadwork.</p> <p>The attention and focus that Appleby brings to her study of these plants is translated seamlessly into the works of art they inspire her to create.&nbsp; The intensity of color, the glow from within, the breathing space these works discharge, serve to draw the viewer in closer, to engage them in that elusive participatory act of <em>seeing.&nbsp; </em>The eye may rest on each canvas separately until finally, in a moment, there is a transitory experience of the whole&mdash;all at once the disparate colors, space, and light come together.&nbsp; Walking out of the gallery the viewer might suddenly notice the world around them&mdash;the cottonwood leafing out, the daffodils along the sidewalk, the sky streaked by clouds&mdash;as vividly <em>real.&nbsp; </em>Appleby&rsquo;s pieces have the ability to teach us, to remind us to pay attention.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the work of Anne Appleby and <strong><em>The Galisteo River Basin Paintings, </em></strong>running from May 1 to June 1, contact Charlotte Jackson Fine Art at 505-989-8688 or <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:11:32 +0000 Pat Berrett, Tim Anderson, Carol Mell - Matrix Fine Art - May 1st 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Three local photographers come together in this exhibition of landscapes, architecture and figure. Tim Anderson enchants us with beautifully rendered images of French architecture in the vein of film noir. Pat Berrett captures a perfect point of stillness when a dancer&rsquo;s movement is fully extended, however he surprises us by placing the dancers in the New Mexico landscape.&nbsp; Carol Mell&rsquo;s painterly photographs manipulate light, using the passage of time to produce colorful, ethereal landsapes.</p> <p><strong>Sneak Preview:&nbsp;</strong>April 28 &ndash; 30</p> <p><strong>First Friday Artscrawl Reception:&nbsp;</strong>Friday, May 1, 2015, 5 &ndash; 8 pm</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:43:42 +0000 - Modified Arts - May 1st 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Over nearly 16 years of exhibitions,&nbsp;<strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;has maintained a commitment to showcasing, diverse challenging work from artists of a variety of exhibitions. Opening Friday, April 17, the gallery is proud to present the thesis exhibition of rising Phoenix-based photographer,&nbsp;<a title="Amanda Mollindo" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Amanda Mollindo</strong></a>, entitled &ldquo;Young Mothers.&rdquo; While based in photography, the multimedia exhibition includes video and sound elements to compose a full narrative of what it means to be a teenage mother&ndash;outside of the MTV hysterics and media exaggeration.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">All of Mollindo&rsquo;s subjects are united in their basic experience, but their stories are diverse. Through this exhibition, Mollindo aims to tell a variety of stories rooted in power and perseverence; what is the true, lived experience of a young mother?</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Mollindo&rsquo;s work has featured at&nbsp;<strong>Art Intersection</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>First Studio</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Northlight Gallery</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Gallery 100</strong>. The artist will graduate with a BFA in photography from&nbsp;<strong>Arizona State University</strong>&nbsp;in May 2015.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Artist Statement:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">I remember the summers of early childhood with my mother. The sounds of the Cure and Prince still bring back memories of seeing her get ready for an evening out. I watched her put on makeup, color her hair, and paint her nails with the eyes of a loving and curious daughter who came too soon. As weeks together passed, I feared the season&rsquo;s end, knowing that once again I&rsquo;d be left watching from the living room window as she drove back to a life that I was not a part of.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">I was raised by my grandparents but born the daughter of a woman only sixteen years my elder. At eighteen, she moved to the city to continue her education and explore young adulthood while I spent my childhood trying to understand myself in relation to a family that did not look like the ones I saw in books and movies. Now I seek to learn about families similar to my own and to create the representation of young motherhood that I searched for growing up.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The following photographs, interviews, and collected snapshots are from the families of women who had children before reaching adulthood. Though united by this single, defining event, each family has faced situations unique to their own history. For some, teen pregnancy was confusing and alienating, for others it was an opportunity for new beginnings. Whether married or single, holding a GED or a Bachelors degree, working as a business owner or a homemaker, each mother has found different ways to create a life for herself and her family despite the difficulties brought to them by their initial circumstances. Through conversations and photography, they have given me a glimpse of their lives, sharing with me the joys and struggles that followed a decision made early on in the mother&rsquo;s life.</span></p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:50:14 +0000 Wayne Chinander, Manuel Lau, Tanya Landin - New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery - May 1st 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This show of relief prints features three distinctly different approaches of this centuries old medium. Wayne Chinander is presenting graphic, multi-plate landscapes which are juxtaposed by the quirky, figurative stone prints by Canadian artist, Manuel Lau, and the intensely layered, effeminate hybrid prints by Tanya.</p> <div>Sneak Preview:&nbsp;April 28 &ndash; 30</div> <div>First Friday Artscrawl Reception:&nbsp;Friday, May 1, 2015, 5 &ndash; 8 pm&nbsp;</div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:46:57 +0000 Tom Coffin - Pop Gallery - May 1st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Thomas Warner Coffin unveils a new series of mixed media dioramas inspired by his childhood fascination with history museum diorama scenes. They are a product of years of mastering many techniques, and the culmination of observations during years of traveling across the country and around the world. Events throughout his life including his rigorous Catholic school upbringing in Kansas and his fascination with history, World War II in particular, along with his awe of nature&acirc;&euro;&trade;s fury in the form of storms are evoked in this new series of works.<br /><br />Exhibition opens for first Friday Artwalk May 1st thru June. Artist reception Friday May 29th. Contact us directly for a sneak preview of the unique and delicate dioramas Tom Coffin will be unveiling at the event.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:53:24 +0000 Patricia Aaron - The William & Joseph Gallery - May 1st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Denver artist, Patricia Aaron&rsquo;s&nbsp;abstract paintings reference sites across America that once thrived but now sit abandoned&mdash;mills, train depots, farmsteads, and shopping malls. Aaron will be exhibiting in a solo show at the William and Joseph Gallery with her new series,&nbsp;<strong>Metropolis</strong>. In this series of work, Patricia explores the idea of discovering vibrancy and beauty in the places that the world has left behind.&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>The artist:&nbsp;&nbsp;</em><em>Aaron was born in 1958 in Youngstown, Ohio, and seemed destined for a career in business with art as a strong interest. While living in Germany where her husband was stationed, she earned a business management degree from the University of Maryland. But she was studying glassmaking, too, and the degree requirements included a semester in London and Paris that involved exploring art and theater. &nbsp;When she returned to Boston in the early 1980&rsquo;s, she studied painting, printmaking and glass at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. &nbsp;She began exhibiting, and that continued through a move to Maryland, where she also began to teach. &nbsp;Finally, in 1996, Aaron and her family moved to Colorado, and she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Denver, where sculptor and installation artist Lawrence Argent was her mentor. &nbsp;She has taught at several area institutions and participated in several residencies.</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>If that seems like a long, roundabout travelogue, it&rsquo;s not. It&rsquo;s emblematic. Along the way, Aaron developed skills and interests in numerous mediums, a curiosity about materials, and the impulse for discovery. &nbsp;While at DU this accomplished artist was asked to choose one field in which to concentrate: sculpture or painting. She decided to stick with both, and in the spirit of innovation that characterizes her work, began to find a way to reconcile them. &nbsp;A few years earlier, she had turned toward sculpture, since a flat surface did not offer enough. &nbsp;Taken together, though, the possibilities were endless. &nbsp;</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Opening</strong>:&nbsp;Friday, May 1, 5-7 pm&nbsp;(Artist will be in attendance)</em></div> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:46:18 +0000 John Barker - Turner Carroll Gallery - May 1st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This spring we are excited to feature local Santa Fe artist John Barker in solo show as part of our emerging artist series. John&rsquo;s abstract figurative work combines energetic lines, bold color, and humor. Many of his subjects reflect and resemble people from his life &ndash; neighbors, family members, and celebrity icons. Can you recognize them?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This particular show highlights John&rsquo;s new work from 2015 and will submerge us into his unique and creative world of characters.</p> <p></p> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:19:00 +0000 Agnes Sims, Janet Lippincott, Doris Cross - Matthews Gallery - May 8th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In the first half of the 20th century, a number of women artists who were frustrated by a lack of the recognition on the East Coast packed up and left everything behind. In New Mexico&rsquo;s isolated art colonies, they found the freedom and social acceptance to excel. Matthews Gallery presents the stories and artwork of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Janet Lippincott</a>, Agnes Sims, Doris Cross and other women who found a powerful voice in the Land of Enchantment.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NEW LANDSCAPES, NEW VISTAS&nbsp;opens with a special reception on Friday, May 8&nbsp;from 5-7 pm. Learn more about this exhibition on the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Matthews Gallery blog</a>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:18:16 +0000 Barry McCuan, John Axton, Doug Dawson - Ventana Fine Art - May 8th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:20:47 +0000 Susan Burnstine - Verve Gallery of Photography - May 8th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:44:52 +0000 Henry Horenstein - Verve Gallery of Photography - May 8th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:44:53 +0000 Sarah Bienvenu - Winterowd Fine Art - May 8th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:56:33 +0000 Jennifer J.L. Jones - Hunter Kirkland Contemporary - May 15th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:05:51 +0000 John Garrett - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - May 22nd 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:54:57 +0000 Greg Reiche - Pippin Contemporary - May 22nd 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Greg Reiche uses stone, glass, and metal to create dynamic sculpture ranging from monumental site-specific work to small studio pieces. Stone and metal contribute a sense of timelessness, strength and solidity to his work, while reflective glass elements breathe life and energy into the static materials. Reiche&rsquo;s responsive glass tiles make invisible aspects of the environment visible to the viewer, reflecting air movements as well as subtle changes in light and shadows. These basic sculptural elements transcend time and culture, and together create enduring and powerful works of art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For &ldquo;Into the Wind,&rdquo; Reiche has created a powerful new body of kinetic sculpture. These dynamic and poetic works draw upon two basic energetic forces of nature that are prevalent in our natural southwestern environment: solar and wind power.&nbsp;For this one-man show at Pippin Contemporary, Reiche integrates these elemental forces into iconic, evocative forms that have been crafted from traditional sculptural materials of stone, metal and glass.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:38:21 +0000