ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Jim Vogel - Blue Rain Gallery - Railyard - September 30th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:28:39 +0000 David Simpson - Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard) - September 30th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>A survey exhibition of work from across the span of David Simpson&rsquo;s career, <strong><em>Then and Now </em></strong>offers a curated view from a selection of the important periods of David Simpson&rsquo;s work. The exhibition features paintings that range from the late 1950&rsquo;s to recent works. A gallery talk between David Simpson and Louis Grachos, Ernest and Sarah Butler Executive Director, The Contemporary Austin, will be held at the gallery on Saturday, October 1st, at 3pm. Concurrently there will be a book signing of the new book, <strong><em>David Simpson &ndash; Works 1965-2015 </em></strong>published by Radius Books at both events.</p> <p>Viewers familiar with Simpson&rsquo;s &ldquo;mono-pigment&rdquo; Interference paintings may be surprised at some of the earlier paintings, such as <em>Red, Brown, Whites Stripes </em>and <em>November Stripes </em>from 1959 and 1957 respectively, or <em>Agitprop #2</em> from the Eccentric Monoplane series, 1983. However, each of these earlier series offer insight into what Simpson has realized in his later Interference works. David Simpson&rsquo;s art &ndash; no matter the period&mdash;is rich not only with artistic history and questions, but with the questions of the universe, science, and human life. There are some themes that run throughout his work&mdash;from his focus on color and light to the creation of space, or the delicate and precarious balance he maintains between chance, intuition, and rigorous planning.</p> <p>Simpson has said, &ldquo;The human spirit, light, the human soul, energy, all are part of this same thing, and art is one of its signs.&rdquo; The work of David Simpson, alive with energy, sparking with light, are potent experiences from which the viewer may walk away transformed.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:50:58 +0000 Chris Anthony, Alice Leora Briggs, Kevin Llewellyn, Soey Milk, Kymia Nawabi, Jennifer Poon, Nicolas Uribe, Aron Wiesenfeld, Kent Williams - EVOKE Contemporary - September 30th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Avoiding the last two or more decades&rsquo; trend for sterile,&nbsp;affectingly detached and branded&nbsp;works of art, I&rsquo;ve asked a select group of artists who channel emotion into every move they make &ndash; every mark-making decision put to paper, to participate in my curatorial debut for Evoke Contemporary. Works where personality plays a major role in the makeup of the projective goal.<br /> - Kent Williams</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&ldquo;Sometimes the truth of a thing is not so much in the think of it, as in the feel of it&hellip;&rdquo;<br /> &ndash; Stanley Kubrick</em></p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:38:34 +0000 David Simpson - Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard) - October 1st 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p>Concurrently with a survey exhibition of work from across the span of David Simpson&rsquo;s career, Then and Now offers a curated view from a selection of the important periods of David Simpson&rsquo;s work, which features paintings that range from the late 1950&rsquo;s to recent works.</p> <p>A book signing of the new book, "David Simpson &ndash; Works 1965-2015," published by Radius Books, will follow.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:54:40 +0000 Doug West - Blue Rain Gallery - Railyard - October 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:28:38 +0000 Peter Burega - Hunter Kirkland Contemporary - October 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:34:42 +0000 - Manitou Galleries - Canyon Road - October 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The Classic Collection at Manitou Galleries is proud to exhibit the incredible realist paintings from Instructors and Alumni from Studio Incamminati.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more than a decade, Studio Incamminati has been in the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary realist art movement. Founded by Nelson and Leona Shanks, it is now recognized nationally and internationally for its rigorous curriculum, accomplished instructors and diverse outreach efforts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The school, modeled on the traditional Italian academia and French atelier, is committed to the belief that mastery of technique is essential to creative expression. Its innovative curriculum fuses classical traditions of the Renaissance era masters, luminous color of the Impressionists and a fresh, contemporary sensibility. Its goal is to produce highly skilled artists who call upon their training and abilities to create art with depth of purpose. Its artists, faculty and alumni have been featured at numerous prominent venues including exhibitions at the National Arts Club, NYC; S.R. Brennen Galleries, Santa Fe, and Philadelphia&rsquo;s Comcast Center.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Even the school&rsquo;s name is filled with symbolism. In Italian, &ldquo;Incamminati&rdquo; means &ldquo;moving forward&rdquo; and invokes the spirit of its namesake studio founded by the Renaissance artist, Annibale Carracci. Studio Incamminati, one of the few schools of its type accredited by the National Associations of Schools of Art and Design, fulfills its vision in a number of ways. In addition to its core Advanced Fine Art Program, the school offers workshops open to the general public both in Philadelphia and with the In Your Town programs nationwide. Other programs serve school-age artists and art educators. The Integrated Art Studio major, offers the opportunity to earn a liberal-arts degree at Chestnut Hill College while taking studio classes at Studio Incamminati.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:22:55 +0000 Squeak Carnwath, Walter Robinson, Orlando Leyba - Turner Carroll Gallery - October 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Squeak Carnwath, Walter Robinson, and Orlando Leyba all create abstract works of art that employ highly personalized symbolism. Yet, each of these artists has massive appeal in the art world at large. Their works are included in such impressive collections as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Art Museum, Carnegie-Mellon University Art Collection, and San Jose Museum of Art. This exhibition at Turner Carroll will be the first time their works have been shown together, though their shared use of symbolic visual communication&nbsp;is undeniable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Carnwath has become known as a quasi-philosopher of contemporary culture and society. She paints elements of mundane, everyday life, such as grocery lists or scribbled down quotations from the radio news, juxtaposed with remnants from high culture, such as the Etruscan urn or a candelabra. This exhibition features multi-sensory work from her most recent body of work: the Shuffle series. Carnwath paints a playlist that includes songs that reflect the grit of our lives. From &ldquo;Crazy&rdquo; to &ldquo;Rehab,&rdquo; &ldquo;Respect,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Take Me to the River,&rdquo; these songs symbolize the&nbsp;longing, distress, and determination we all share. Via the accompanying iPod that hangs next to the painting and plays the playlist for the viewer as they view it, the symbolism in this painting moves us through not only our visual sense, but also our auditory sense.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Walter Robinson uses socio-political symbolism in his sculpture. His piece called &ldquo;Promise&rdquo; serves as a symbol of artistic endeavors. It is a larger than life paint brush, with the brush made of human hair. The human hair brush bristles symbolize not only the highly personal nature of revealing oneself by making art, but also the sacrifice, by virtue of &nbsp;giving up adornment/body part for his art. In &ldquo;Denoument,&rdquo; his pencil box piece, Robinson creates 3 foot tall colored pencils as an homage to his mother, who recently passed away. The pencils symbolize different aspects of her personality. They are each different colors, with specific words relating to her life, written on each pencil. Rather than being perfectly the same size and condition, each of these aspects is flawed in some way, as is any aspect of a human being.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Orlando Leyba&rsquo;s paintings employ symbols that remind us of images from reality. &nbsp;They seem so familiar, yet it&rsquo;s hard to put our finger on what they actually represent. Leyba&rsquo;s symbols are personal and cultural.&nbsp;He describes his work as a &ldquo;result of overlapping cultures (and) &nbsp;languages.&rdquo; Leyba grew up in Chimayo, New Mexico, in&nbsp;a household that spoke one a different language at every meal of the day.&nbsp;Consequently, Leyba became quite interested in researching his ancestral history.&nbsp;He travelled throughout areas of Spanish influence, such as Morocco and Latin America;&nbsp;the resulting symbolism is apparent in his work. &ldquo;These influences and experiences are distilled into shape, color, emotion and movement,&rdquo; he explains. &ldquo;At times, they are neither solid or fluid; they are ephemeral and rooted in human experiences &ndash; well intentioned, cyclical and inherently flawed.&rdquo; Certain areas of his paintings remind us of Spanish tile; other areas remind us of mathematical geometry, derived from his math teacher father. Yet other areas contain fluid, serpentine, diasphoric &nbsp;symbolism, as in his &ldquo;Vibora&rdquo;.&nbsp;In the lower left portion of the painting, the black form is unidentifiable, yet evokes a symbol of comfort such as a cast iron tea kettle. Such nurturing, cultural symbolism is undeniably compelling to us all.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information please contact Tonya Turner Carroll at 505.986.9800, or <a href=""></a>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:04:38 +0000 Thomas Kellner, Louvière+Vanessa, Angie Brockey - Verve Gallery of Photography - October 7th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">VERVE Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, hosts a fine art photography exhibition with new VERVE Gallery Artists Louviere + Vanessa and Thomas Kellner, and with guest artist Angie Brockey. The exhibition is on view in the gallery September 1 through November 26, 2016. The opening events will take place the weekend of October 7, 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">German photo artist Thomas Kellner is known for his photographs of seemingly dancing architectural icons, gyrating structural landmarks from around the world. Even though his photographs are of popular structures, most of which have been mass produced, his artwork is unique. <br /><br /> Thomas describes his new artistic method as "visual analytical synthesis." His synthesis is not one photo shot but rather several thoughtfully planned shots in order to create a picture of an architectural landmark out of contact sheets. He usually keeps the horizontal and vertical lines at their ground level horizontal and vertical, whereas in the upper levels he has photographed in such as way that the horizontal lines undulate and the verticals tilt.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Husband-and-wife team Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown, professionally known in the art world as Louviere + Vanessa, make their home and art in New Orleans. Their work effectively combines the mediums and nuances of film, photography, painting and printmaking. They utilize Holga cameras, scanners, 8 mm film, destroyed negatives, wax and blood. Louviere + Vanessa have a long fascination with themes of duality and paradox: beauty as horror, creation as destruction, and the personal as universal. Craft and concept are the devices they use to explore the gray zone within those themes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Angie Brockey's fine art photography is crafted using a nearly 200-year-old process, wet plate collodion. Each piece is carefully processed and developed in her darkroom. Angie's tintypes are still lifes set up by the artist and many have a surreal and imaginative flavor. Some of her smaller images make their way into intricately crafted jewelry also carried by VERVE Gallery.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 17:41:56 +0000 Margret Carde, Richard Weinstein - Canyon Fine Art - October 14th 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Sublime horizons and urban energy.&nbsp;&nbsp;Margret Carde and Richard Weinstein paint the two most dominating factors that make up our experience. &nbsp;We are constantly sighting a horizon or rubbing shoulders with each other, &mdash;the dynamic friction of sharing space, versus the expansive call to roam, these are the contrasting and complementing essences of the paintings of real-time partners and accomplished artists Richard Weinstein and Margret Carde. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You're Invited!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">OPENING RECEPTION: October 14th, 5-7:30pm</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:13:49 +0000 Aleta Pippin - Pippin Contemporary - October 14th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Color explodes off the canvas in this selection of paintings for Aleta Pippin&rsquo;s upcoming exhibition &ndash; <em>For the Love of Color </em>on view at Pippin Contemporary from October 12th through October 26th. The selected paintings exemplify Pippin&rsquo;s intuitive and powerful use of color in combination with&nbsp;her&nbsp;remarkable ability to capture and energize movement.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pippin, in her third career, is considered a self-taught artist. She attended classes with various local artists to learn how to use paint, but it wasn&rsquo;t until she embarked on a personal journey into self-discovery that her painting style took form. Pippin continues on that journey, endeavoring to sustain a high level of introspection, intrinsic to the artist&rsquo;s process.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The robust color and movement of the artist&rsquo;s painting surfaces are transcendent in their ability to engage the viewer. Uplifting and sublime, Pippin&rsquo;s exhibition, <em>For the Love of Color,</em> demonstrates her&nbsp;belief that the vibrational impact of color impacts the viewer&rsquo;s physiology and emotions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pippin&rsquo;s passion for abstract painting stems from a love of creating her personal vision, a fusion of reality and imagination. &ldquo;My goal with every painting is to impart an internal expression that flows freely through me, basically a narrative inspired by the paint.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pippin, like many boomers today, is in her third career. She ventured into painting after her 1991 move to Santa Fe from Houston, where she had her business centers. Recollecting her childhood love of drawing, she started taking painting classes and decided to make her next career that of artist, harkening back to her childhood dream.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fully committing to her dream in 2003, Pippin&rsquo;s art career has literally skyrocketed. Juried into the Santa Fe Society of Artists, in 2004 she began selling her work through their weekend venues just off the Historic Plaza. By 2006 she opened Pippin Meikle Fine Art with fellow artist, Barbara Meikle; in 2011, she opened Pippin Contemporary. From the period 2006 through 2013, Pippin sold over 500 of the 775 plus paintings she&rsquo;d completed. Though thrilled with the acceptance she has received from her work, she knows that her collectors are key to that success and imbues her paintings with love and appreciation for each of them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please visit <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Aleta Pippin: For the Love of Color</strong></a>&nbsp;to view pieces from her exhibition. The entire exhibition will be on the website by October 1st and continue through the end of the year.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 17:16:05 +0000 Angus, John Axton, Frank Balaam, Doug Dawson, Sarah Hartshorne, Natasha Isenhour, Barry McCuan, Alice Webb - Ventana Fine Art - October 14th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:34:24 +0000 Michelle Cooke, John Garrett, Tim Harding, Katharine Kreisher, Mayumi Nishida, Gail Rieke, Signe Stuart, s.c. Thayer, David Wagner - Las Cruces Museum of Art - November 4th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Nine nationally-recognized fiber artists explore the ways that fiber-based artworks can transform the experience of being in, and moving through, physical space. Included in the exhibition are installations and sculptural works by Michelle Cooke (Taos, NM), John Garrett (Las Cruces, NM), Tim Harding (Minneapolis, MN), Katharine Kreisher (Oneonta, NY), and Santa Fe artists Signe Stuart, Mayumi Nishida, Gail Rieke, s.c. Thayer, and David Wagner. For more information <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:53:27 +0000