ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/show en-us 40 Michele Bubacco, Angela Fraleigh, David Humphrey, Martin Mull, Claire Sherman - David Richard Gallery - July 31st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p><span style="color: #696969; font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">The exhibition, <em>(Un)Real</em>, debuts the gallery&rsquo;s figuration program and introduces five new artists to the roster. These artists all start with familiar imagery or situations as a point of departure. Then, each takes it in a different direction, using their unique approaches to painting and imbuing the works with conceptual content that challenge our point of view. This presentation and the work of these artists is less about representation, but more about the history of painting and cultural and conceptual parallels with abstraction. Not only are these paintings visually aesthetic on the surface, but there is a story and history behind each, providing much more than visual depth.<br /> <br /> <strong>Michele Bubacco</strong> has a raw, gestural approach to painting, with deliberate strokes and a reductive palette that captures the anguish and despair of the figures. The scenes are chaotic, some psychologically disturbing, with imagery that ranges from sexually ambiguous to somewhat aggressive that creates intrigue and mystery with respect to the character&rsquo;s orientation and situation. Bubacco was born in 1983 on the island of Murano in Venice, Italy and currently resides in Vienna, Austria. After studying painting with the Venetian artist Alessandro Rossi from 2002 until 2004, Bubacco opened a studio in Murano and began to take part in exhibitions in Italy and throughout Europe. A major highlight was the mounting of the monumental painting &ldquo;Crimson Orchestra&rdquo; at a satellite exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2011.<br /> <br /> <strong>Angela Fraleigh&rsquo;s</strong> newest work reconsiders the classic female nude by taking figures from Baroque and Rococo paintings and reexamining their surroundings, attire and gaze. Her paintings are more than sumptuous and beautiful, they also touch upon feminist concerns. By taking the figures out of their objectified and sensual roles, she reveals different possible readings and narratives for the female characters, giving them individuality and confidence. Fraleigh earned her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from Boston University. She has exhibited widely at numerous venues across the US including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX. Fraleigh was awarded several artist-in-residence programs, including the CORE program, MFAH, TX, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE and Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium. <br /> <br /> Emerging in the 1970s, <strong>David Humphrey&rsquo;s</strong> paintings come out of Postmodernism. They are hard to categorize with their combination of cartoonish figures, Pop Art sensibility, Surrealism and gestural abstraction. Yet, his unique visual language brings figuration and abstraction together to challenge perceptions and assumptions. In his 35 year career, Humphrey has exhibited throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He has been a recipient of the Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome in 2008, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2002 and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1987 and 1995. Humphrey&rsquo;s artworks are included in the permanent collections of: Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH; Denver Art Museum, CO; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.<br /> <br /> The photo real paintings of <strong>Martin Mull</strong> critique the idealized Post-War American dream of a safe and happy home life. Those who had the good fortune to realize that dream are paired in his paintings with those who did not, by using a clever device of juxtaposing the two extreme lives in full color versus half tones. Mull studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and has had numerous solo exhibitions across the US. His artworks are included in the permanent collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, among others.<br /> <br /> <strong>Claire Sherman&rsquo;s</strong> paintings are rooted in the American landscape tradition. However, she does not try to capture the grandure and heroic scale of the outdoors in her artworks. Instead, she focuses on the details in the trees and rocks, transforming them into abstractions that allow the viewer to get lost in the building blocks of the landscape and open another world of possible readings. Sherman studied at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. She has exhibited across the US and in Europe with 14 solo exhibitions and her work included in numerous private and corporate collections. Sherman has received many fellowships and residencies and her artwork reviewed in the New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic and Chicago Tribune, among others.</span></p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:24:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Lynn Boggess - EVOKE Contemporary - July 31st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Lynn Boggess will be present for this expression of his passion for the landscape with a selection of oil paintings done with a focus on the reflections of summer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">EVOKE Contemporary is proud to feature the stunning landscapes of Lynn Boggess in a major exhibition beginning July 31st.&nbsp; A plein-air painter, Lynn communes with nature and his audience through his process and his unbelievably powerful works. He translates his experience and feelings using his exceptional prowess with masonry trowels, with the results trumpeting a tangible love of nature, place and time and transporting the viewer to the heart of the scene. These landscapes overwhelm the senses with lush and vivid scenes while also allowing room for meditation on the deeper relations between human life and the natural world. Lynn will be present for this expression of his passion for the landscape with a selection of oil paintings focusing on the reflections of summer.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lynn Boggess grew up on a farm near Parkersburg, West Virginia. He received a BA in Art Education from Fairmont State College and an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. &nbsp;He has been honored with several prestigious awards in West Virginia, including the Higher Education Art Educator of the Year in 2001, Visual Artist of the Year in 1999, and the Governor's Award of Excellence in Painting in 1997. His landscapes have been acquired by both public and private collectors, locally and internationally, including the West Virginia Governor's Mansion, SAS Institute, and Eisai, Inc.</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:45:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Peter Bremers - LewAllen Galleries (Railyard) - July 31st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:49:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Woody Gwyn - LewAllen Galleries (Railyard) - July 31st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:50:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list - Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery - July 31st 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Summary: The gifted musician Eva De Plain becomes an unwitting pawn in a struggle for a priceless Thomas Moran painting, a treasure which holds the powers of salvation. 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This stand-alone thriller is from Mark Sublette, best known for his ongoing Charles Bloom Murder Mystery art series set in the Southwest.</span></p> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 14pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">$24.95 Hardcover</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 14pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Also available on eBooks</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 16pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>To order or inquire:</strong></span></div> <div style="color: #000000; font-size: 16pt; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">1-800-422-9382 or 520-722-7798 or <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:office@medicinemangallery.com" rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank">office@medicinemangallery.com</a></span></div> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:15:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Tanaka Kyokusho - TAI Modern - July 31st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">TAI Modern is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Tanaka Kyokusho</em>. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Tanaka Kyokusho, one of Japan's most highly esteemed bamboo artists, presents a body of work that features elegant designs and the artist's signature palette of lustrous black and warm gold. Tanaka's work gracefully synthesizes sleek modern aesthetics with meticulous traditional craftsmanship.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A variety of minimal forms, including trays and vessels, reflect a subtle geometric impulse that is softened by supple curves and accents of dexterous plaiting. Throughout this body of work, aesthetic tension-between light and dark colors, between elegant forms and ornamental patterns-echoes the structural tension of the bamboo architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist uses black as a foundation color throughout his work to serve as a point of contrast with amber accents. These colors are derived from natural sources, including turmeric, alder, safflower, gardenia and sappanwood. The striking contrast between gold and black creates a play of positive and negative space, which Tanaka likens to the cadence of musical compositions:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"I like to use the metaphor of sound that is created by the Japanese guitar called&nbsp;<em>shamisen</em>. The deep sounds of the&nbsp;<em>shamisen</em>&nbsp;gradually disappear and create a pause in the music, but this pause, without any sounds, is also part of the composition." Tanaka's poetic use of color, combined with his airy open weaves, emphasizes balance, proportion, and the beauty of open space.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Tanaka is one of the most well respected creators of bamboo art alive today, and has received a multitude of awards and accolades. In 2008, he was awarded the Purple Ribbon for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts by the Japanese Congress, presented by the Emperor of Japan. Returning to Santa Fe for the first time since his solo exhibition in 2005, the artist will also offer a special gallery demonstration of his refined process and masterful technique.</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:53:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Jean Richardson, Rebecca Tobey - Ventana Fine Art - July 31st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:33:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Liang Shaoji, Shen Fan, Lu Xinjian, Yang Xun, Pu Jie, WEI Guangqing, Bi Rongrong - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - July 31st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Zane Bennett Gallery proudly announces &ldquo;IMPACTS! II&rdquo; an exhibition featuring Bi Rongrong, Shen Fan, Liang Shaoji, and others, with seven artists in total. The show opens on <strong>July 31</strong><strong>st </strong>at the gallery, 435 South Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station, <strong>from 5:00&mdash;7:00 pm, and coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District. </strong>The Grand Opening will be on <strong>August 21</strong><strong>st </strong><strong>from 5‐7 pm</strong>. There will be exciting events occurring during these openings involving traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, with more information to follow.</p> <p align="center"><strong>IMPACTS! II: Chinese Dragonfly </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>IMPACTS! II: Chinese Dragonfly </em>presents seven contemporary Chinese artists: Liang Shaoji, Shen Fan, Lu Xinjian, Yang Xun, Pu Jie, Wei Guangqing, and Bi Rongrong, who will be present during the show. All of these dynamic artists work in the contemporary sphere, with contrasting mediums and their own personal style. Yet, they all have ties to a particular narrative that joins together traditional aspects of Chinese culture. This exhibition and accompanying events bring together innovators and leaders of contemporary art, encouraging a dialogue between artists, collectors and critics about cultural, political and artistic issues and how they influence contemporary art in their respective countries. Events around this exhibition will include an authentic dim sum dinner and conversation with artist Bi Rongrong, a Chinese calligraphy workshop, and an authentic Chinese dance performance and presentation. More information and tickets for the dinner will be available soon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each of these seven artists harbor a unique relationship with the concept of narrative that, by its definition, abides to more than one approach. They structure the idea of narrative into contemporary landscape, especially the particular landscape of their upbringing and how subsequently stories are told in these diverse settings and visual languages. These artists tell a narrative of a certain history, creating a distinct observable voice that draws from their own experiences in contemporary China, the history of this compelling country, and the interpretation of the viewer. Lu Zinjian&rsquo;s creative mapping of cities offer an individual narrative of development, society, and chaos. Conversely, Liang Shaoji&rsquo;s sculptures of silkworms occupying old remnants of Chinese architecture pay attention to the dichotomy of nature and civilization and the transformations within these structures that must and will occur. Shen Fan&rsquo;s intriguing impasto paintings rely on time and the reaction of unsealed linen canvas to oil paint, which allows the canvas to structurally change.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The symbolic representation of the dragonfly depends on the individual and culture. How a person interprets and perceives the moment will be a reflection of their understanding of the world, their beliefs, and life experiences. These Chinese contemporary artists, like such an encounter with the revered dragonfly, confront their culture, history, society and their own personal place within these changing structures.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:16:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Michele Bubacco, Angela Fraleigh, David Humphrey, Martin Mullin, Claire Sherman - David Richard Gallery - August 1st 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">David Richard Gallery is pleased to present a Gallery Discussion: &ldquo;The (Un)Real World&rdquo; with curators Mary Dinaburg and Howard Rutkowski.&nbsp; The discussion will focus on (Un)Real, a group exhibition featuring new figurative paintings by Michele Bubacco, Angela Fraleigh, David Humphrey, Martin Mull and Claire Sherman</p> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:11:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Tanaka Kyokusho - TAI Modern - August 1st 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">TAI Modern is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Tanaka Kyokusho</em>. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Tanaka Kyokusho, one of Japan's most highly esteemed bamboo artists, presents a body of work that features elegant designs and the artist's signature palette of lustrous black and warm gold. Tanaka's work gracefully synthesizes sleek modern aesthetics with meticulous traditional craftsmanship.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A variety of minimal forms, including trays and vessels, reflect a subtle geometric impulse that is softened by supple curves and accents of dexterous plaiting. Throughout this body of work, aesthetic tension-between light and dark colors, between elegant forms and ornamental patterns-echoes the structural tension of the bamboo architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist uses black as a foundation color throughout his work to serve as a point of contrast with amber accents. These colors are derived from natural sources, including turmeric, alder, safflower, gardenia and sappanwood. The striking contrast between gold and black creates a play of positive and negative space, which Tanaka likens to the cadence of musical compositions:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"I like to use the metaphor of sound that is created by the Japanese guitar called&nbsp;<em>shamisen</em>. The deep sounds of the&nbsp;<em>shamisen</em>&nbsp;gradually disappear and create a pause in the music, but this pause, without any sounds, is also part of the composition." Tanaka's poetic use of color, combined with his airy open weaves, emphasizes balance, proportion, and the beauty of open space.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Tanaka is one of the most well respected creators of bamboo art alive today, and has received a multitude of awards and accolades. In 2008, he was awarded the Purple Ribbon for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts by the Japanese Congress, presented by the Emperor of Japan. Returning to Santa Fe for the first time since his solo exhibition in 2005, the artist will also offer a special gallery demonstration of his refined process and masterful technique.</p> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:34:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Ted Gall - Hunter Kirkland Contemporary - August 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Gall&rsquo;s intricate, whimsical sculptures in bronze and steel bring an interactive element to an otherwise immobile art form. This allows us to literally see beyond the masks of his enigmatic characters and enjoy the same tactile pleasure that the artist himself derives from his work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gall uses video "surprises" in these works, concealing short films behind the movable parts to engage us even more directly in the stories he tells. "I'm a former animator," he says, "and it's fun to get back to it again through these sculptures."</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:42:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Charlotte Foust - Hunter Kirkland Contemporary - August 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Foust&rsquo;s trademark is her kinetic, energy-charged color fields, which interact with lines, markings, and moments of stillness to achieve a satisfying balance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Foust layers the paint and incorporates the textures of her surfaces into the overall work, imparting a sense of dimensionality and motion to the paintings while bringing a certain discipline that tames the raw emotion of the abstractions.</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:43:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Tom Joyce - James Kelly Contemporary - August 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:07:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list - Las Cruces Museum of Art - August 7th 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM <p>Regional ceramic art exhibit held every other year.</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:47:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Lisa Chernoff, Raul Dorn, Rachel Popowcer - Matrix Fine Art - August 7th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Lisa Chernoff&rsquo;s fused glass pieces evoke a soothing tension between the bold use of color along with the cold density of the glass itself. She captures intricate subtleties within the layers of glass and which are reinforced by the shadows projected on the wall. Rachel Popowcer carefully builds up her paintings with layers of color and personal symbols such as hummingbirds, lines, and the female form. Raul Dorn&rsquo;s pieces &ldquo;have no prescribed footwork - only impulse, no finger on the map - just direction. His work has become increasingly less cerebral and calibrated, gaining contact with the turbulence of painting from the gut.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 21:13:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list - Modified Arts - August 7th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: center;">An exhibition of ASU students and local alumni curated by Kara Roschi.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&ldquo;Maybe Tomorrow, Darling&rdquo;</strong> is an art installation, gallery exhibition, and cathartic exercise for <strong>Arizona State University</strong>&rsquo;s graduate students, local alumni, and community artists. Each creative contribution to the exhibition uses the visual, conceptual, and material language of the office place to consider the relationship between being and doing, art and life, art work and &ldquo;work-work&rdquo;. Curated by participating artist <strong>Kara Roschi</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Participating artists include: <a title="Veronica Aponte" href="http://veronicaaponte.blogspot.com/?zx=8a35a012e6f66194" target="_blank"><strong>Veronica Aponte</strong></a>, <strong>Shiloh Ashley</strong>, <a title="Peter Bugg" href="http://peterbugg.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Peter Bugg</strong></a>, <a title="Travis Ivey" href="http://travisivey.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Travis Ivey</strong></a>, <a title="Willow Paule" href="http://www.willowpaule.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Willow Paule</strong></a>, <a title="Courtney Richter" href="http://www.courtneyfaithrichter.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Courtney Richter</strong></a>, <strong>Kara Roschi</strong>, <a title="Shahab Sagheb" href="http://issuesinintermedia.wikispaces.com/Shahab+Sagheb" target="_blank"><strong>Shahab Sagheb</strong></a>, <a title="Kade Twist" href="http://nativelabs.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Kade Twist</strong></a>, <a title="Denise Yaghmourian" href="http://www.deniseyaghmourian.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Denise Yaghmourian</strong></a>, <a title="Steve Weiss" href="https://candidlandscapes.carbonmade.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Steve Weiss</strong></a>, and <strong>Leslie Barton</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Special thanks to Adam Goodman of <a title="Goodmans Interior Structures" href="http://www.goodmansinc.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Goodmans Interior Structures</strong></a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the curator:</strong><br /> <strong>Kara Roschi</strong> is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and<strong> Arizona State University</strong> graduate student in pursuit of her MFA degree. She has co-curated over 70 exhibitions, and is currently Chief Curator for <a title="Curator Engine" href="http://curatorengine.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Curator Engine</strong></a>, a local arts placement service. Roschi is also certified as a docent at the <strong>Phoenix Art Museum</strong>, and particularly enjoys conversations with the public around the Contemporary Collection. Her artistic investigations center on the organization of both information and community, and how they conflate. Her research and production processes borrow from the fields of performance, social practice, and web media.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Opening Reception:</strong> Third Friday, July 17, 6-9pm<br /> <strong>Closing Reception:</strong> First Friday, August 7, 6-10pm<br /> <strong>Artists Anonymous Critique Sessions:</strong> Saturdays, 12-2pm</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:14:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list