ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 William Lumpkins - Matthews Gallery - April 18th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Architect and artist <span>William Lumpkins</span> (1909-2000) designed more than 2,000 buildings in Santa Fe, founded the Santa Fe Art Institute, and was an important player among the area&rsquo;s early modernist artists. There&rsquo;s no doubt this &ldquo;Renaissance Man&rdquo; left an enduring mark on the City Different, but one body of work by Lumpkins has yet to reach the public eye. This spring, Matthews Gallery will present never-before-seen prints and drawings from the private collection of a Lumpkins family member in NEW MEXICO MODERNS: The Lumpkins Files, opening April 18 from 5-7 pm and running through April 25.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:59:51 +0000 Group Show - Modified Arts - April 18th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Perihelion Arts is excited to host an exhibition that features offerings from the imagination of each artist; sometimes spirited and fanciful, sometimes dark or unusual, and always outside of typical day to day realities and norms. This group of artists were selected because of their exceptional work that showcases their respective and unique skills, styles and intriguing perspectives. The exhibition features artists Annette Hassell (LA), Robert Pollard (OH), and Matt Dickson (AZ), along with an array of artists local and national.</p> <center>Featuring: Annette Hassell, Robert Pollard, and Matt Dickson<br /> With: Jad Fair, Mark Keffer, Eric Finzi, Joshua Petker, Bill Dambrova, Kenneth Richardson, Leigh Salgado, Mike Goodwin, Yuko Yabuki, Dayvid LeMmon, Ari Lankin and Mykil Zep.<br /> With a special video installation by GX Jupitter-Larsen</center> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:44:44 +0000 - EVOKE Contemporary - April 19th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Art Matters | Curated: Native Appropriations Panel Discussion presented by New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:34:13 +0000 - EVOKE Contemporary - April 19th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>ART MATTERS | Curated: Native Appropriation</p> <p>Join us for an evening of stimulating discussion on a controversial subject.</p> <p>Panel Discussion presented by New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts, the Indian Bar Association and the Indian Law Section of the NM Bar Association.</p> <p>At our new location in the Railyard Arts District at 550 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501</p> <p> &nbsp; or &nbsp; &nbsp; 505.995.9902</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:07:55 +0000 Rick Stevens, Peter Burega, Gregory Frank Harris - Hunter Kirkland Contemporary - April 25th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:03:41 +0000 B. C.Nowlin, William Haskell, Tom Perkinson, Billy Schenck, Z.Z. Wei, Dennis Ziemienski - Manitou Galleries - Canyon Road - April 25th 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Manitou Galleries at 225 Canyon Road is pleased to announce our transportation-themed show featuring works by B.C. Nowlin. Also on view are works by William Haskell, Tom Perkinson, Billy Schenck, Z.Z. Wei, and Dennis Ziemienski.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />While this body of work may surprise those familiar with B.C.'s painting, Nowlin's penchant for bold colorful statements remains true. In these paintings, landscapes become cinematic and surreal. Burning tractor-trailer trucks punctuate the scene as a question mark, leaving to the viewer the content of the question.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />In the artists' own words: "I began this suite of artworks in 2004 by painting a burning truckload of art. Uniquely American to steer landscape tradition from the freeway onto twisting, unmarked new paths... rebellious, out of control, and exquisitely beautiful to me.<br />I was kicked out of art class at 17 for 'populating' every image I created, even still lifes. I've educated myself as a painter from that time until now, following an interior compass that is more image than dialogue. My artwork may be narrative; but a narrative from a book I have yet to read. I am comfortable with mystery; with my art work running years beyond my ability to 'understand' it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2004 I drifted onto a secret, different path, a primal, wondering course for which no maps exists, a journey toward realities disturbing and thrilling as dreams.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Edward Hopper once said all he really wanted to do was paint light on the side of a house. Sometimes I wonder if all I want to do is paint the glowing curl of noxious green smoke against a transcendent apricot sky. Beautiful."</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:16:00 +0000 Group Show - New Mexico Museum of Art - April 25th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony</em> considers the development of Santa Fe as an art colony through the artists who visited here and helped establish the city as an artistic center, tracing the colony's formative years from approximately 1915 up to 1940. When artists from eastern locales began to settle in the Santa Fe area, they discovered a rich culture and a wealth of picturesque imagery. <em>Southwestern Allure</em> focuses exclusively on the art and artists of the Santa Fe colony, presenting the best of the artists&rsquo; work and showing the distinct artistic climate of this unique locale and the qualities that distinguish it apart from the rest of the state. The city&rsquo;s draws were the majestic landscape and the multi-cultural environment, which proved a matchless blend of inspiration.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition presents a thorough picture of which artists went to Santa Fe, what they found compelling about the environment, the work they produced, and the prevailing artistic trends, from Realism to Modernism, which they applied to Southwestern subject matter. Through the works included in the exhibition, a range of styles are presented, encompassing the Santa Fe Old Guard, such as Carlos Vierra, Gerald Cassidy, and Warren Rollins, the Realism of Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, Leon Kroll, and John Sloan, as well as the introduction of the Modernist aesthetic to the Southwest with such artists as Stuart Davis, Andrew Dasburg, and Marsden Hartley, to highlight only a few of the prominent artists.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Southwestern Allure</em> features over 40 outstanding artworks carefully selected from leading public and private collections. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue is organized by the Boca Museum of Art in conjunction with independent curator Dr. Valerie Ann Leeds, a specialist in American art of this period.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:44:22 +0000 Ian Ratowsky - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - April 25th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Dual Realities, an exhibition of work by Ian Ratowsky. The opening is Friday, April 25, at the gallery, 435 South Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm to coincide with the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk. The artist will be present.<br />New Mexico based artist, Ian Ratowsky has been producing art for over forty years. His artistic and personal journey has been one of constant discovery. Ratowsky's first introduction to art was through his mother, who was an artist. From there he has led a "nomad's life," creating work not just in New Mexico, but globally in such places as India, Costa Rica, California and New York.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ratowsky's latest exhibition, Dual Realities, features large scale portraits on paper. The works are painted on a completely unique surface, Tequila Paper&copy;, created by the artist himself with agave fiber from Jalisco, Mexico. The work is based on photographs taken of people he has met in public settings or images from magazines. In these images, there exists some aspect in the subject's face with which Ratowsky connects. Once that connection is made, the photograph serves as a jumping off point for what becomes a visceral and whole mind/body experience for the artist as he works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ratowsky begins his staggeringly large portraits simply by making random marks - lines and dots - on paper with charcoal. This moves the artist into a meditative state in which forms begin to appear. The act of making the work at this size is one that involves the whole body - in this way, the artist and the work become one. In each piece, the viewer can clearly see the physical energy exerted to create.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ratowsky uses large brushes and various media: cont&eacute;, charcoal, sumi ink, acrylic, pastel and Flashe. Each stroke of the brush or line reflects the expansive motion of the artist's hand.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ian Ratowsky's portraits often show many different versions of a feature, as he is drawn to "flaws" - or what some might consider mistakes that he makes in the piece. The artist is attracted to these "mistakes" and with each new line working to correct the error, the image creates more motion - more angles at the same time, more moments occurring simultaneously. Thus, these flaws or mistakes transform and work to enhance the piece. Of this effect, Ratowsky states, "Faces are in one position, yet in many positions. Dual realities. There is a mood, a stare, a moment that seems frozen, but stays alive." When viewing Ratowsky's work that "alive" feeling is one that is both infectious and irresistible.<br />There is no formula, no set palette - everything Ratowsky does comes from him and his connection to the world, his work and his subject. This freedom of emotion and motion allows the viewer to travel through the work, stopping at a frenzied tangle of lines or a large expanse of lush color. The viewer's journey is not just visual, but emotional. The scale of the work, the quality of the line, the color and motion, all evoke an irrepressible response.<br />It is clear from Ian Ratowsky's work that his travels thought the world have had an impact on how he views people. The work illustrates the range of personality, emotional states and beauty found in people that is the common thread that connects the entire human race. Ratowsky has created an map of human emotion. As Ian Ratowsky's personal, artistic and physical journeys continue, he has found a way, through his work, to allow the viewer to travel alongside him. This is a precious gift, joyously and uniquely bestowed upon the viewer through the power of his own creativity.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:16:37 +0000 Brad Overton - Blue Rain Gallery - May 2nd 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:49:32 +0000 Nance McManus, Susan Leyland, Cynthia Rigden, Lynne Pomeranz and Suzanne Betz - Matrix Fine Art - Albuquerque - May 2nd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>In this show, Matrix Fine Art brings&nbsp;together some of the premier women artist working with the subject of horses. Each of these contemporary non-western artist has perfected equine art in their medium of choice - there will be drawings by Suzanne Betz, Susan Leyland, and Nance McManus, paintings by Cynthia Rigden and photography by Lynne Pomeranz. Subjects range from wild horses to horse portraits and horse love.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:22:09 +0000 Jorge Tristani, Jessica Weybright - New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery - May 2nd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>This two person show features landscapes filtered and personalized by two avid travelers. Jessica Weybright spend almost an entire year travelling through China and Vietnam. Jorge Tristani has travelled around the globe. Both artist use photography as a starting point for their gravure prints, but by layering multiple plates and colors they transform and personalize these images into abstract and almost surreal landscapes.</p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:26:41 +0000 Doug Dawson, Barry McCuan, John Axton - Ventana Fine Art - May 9th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:29:46 +0000 Robert Langford - Pippin Contemporary - May 23rd 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Robert Langford&rsquo;s show <em>Warming Trend </em>examines the unpredictability occurring this winter and the manner in which that unpredictability affected his paintings. Langford feels there is a complex and visually captivating narrative in this winter&rsquo;s temperature fluctuations. Through his highly abstracted paintings, he presents an in-depth exploration of this year&rsquo;s winter weather in the Carolina&rsquo;s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"I gravitate to warm, deeply saturated colors, but I love bringing cool colors into my work as a catalyst," explains Langford. "I wait to see how the composition responds to the changing conditions, how the light finds its way through. The idea of a trend comes from my recent desire to move my art into those iconic, somewhat wild and unpredictable places that are home for me."&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Robert Langford has been fascinated by the concepts of <em>color field</em>, <em>action</em>, and <em>abstract expressionism</em> for most of his adult life. His earliest impressions of color and texture come from his East Texas upbringing, where he learned to appreciate the beauty of wide-open landscapes. Though he spent his early career in business, Langford continued to educate himself about art. He experimented, refined his technique, and transitioned to painting full time in 2000.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Robert Langford&rsquo;s show opens on May 21 and runs through June 10.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:03:57 +0000 Sandra Pratt, Joe Ostraff, Stephen Dinsmore - Selby Fleetwood Gallery - May 24th 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:54:04 +0000 lynn boggess - EVOKE Contemporary - May 30th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>LYNN BOGGESS presents new paintings at EVOKE Contemporary's new location in the Railyard Arts District on May 30th, opening reception from 5-7pm through June 25.</p> <p>&ldquo;Taking to the open&rdquo; in, quite literally all kinds of weather, Boggess paints his subject as he stands in its midst.&nbsp; If the snow seems to fly across the picture plane, it is because Boggess stood there, working against time and the elements.&nbsp; When viewers say to him, &ldquo;I feel as if I really am in the picture,&rdquo; it is surely because Boggess was there when he painted it.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:17:28 +0000 - Center for Contemporary Art - June 14th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jessamyn Lovell's</strong> identity was stolen by a San Francisco-based woman named Erin Hart. &ldquo;Dear Erin Hart,&rdquo; is a body of work made in response to the crime. In an effort to piece together what happened, while building a portrait of her transgressor crime spree, Jessamyn documented relevant places, interviewed witnesses, hired a private investigator, and even photographed Erin Hart being released from jail on separate charges. Through photography, video, and other forms of documentation, Jessamyn attempts to better understand and exact revenge on Erin Hart, all the way discovering more of herself.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:31:19 +0000