ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Group Show - EVOKE Contemporary - May 29th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p>MONOCHROMATIC is a group exhibition curated to include over a dozen artists that work in tints, tones and shades of a single hue.&nbsp; This showing will feature many drawings and works that excel in their draftsmanship and skill in execution and use of chiaroscuro and expression with a minimized palette.&nbsp;</p> <p>This exhibit is part of the &ldquo;Summer of Color&rdquo;, Santa Fe&rsquo;s citywide event and exploration of color.&nbsp; Visit to view a complete list of upcoming events ranging from museum and gallery exhibitions to dining and performing art events.</p> <p>About EVOKE Contemporary 
</p> <p>EVOKE Contemporary is committed to promoting compelling and provocative contemporary artists of international acclaim. EVOKE Contemporary participates in Last Friday Openings + Artwalks in the Railyard Arts District each month year round.</p> <p>EVOKE Contemporary is located at 550 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Telephone 505.995.9902. For more information, visit the EVOKE Contemporary website at</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:28:24 +0000 Stuart Arends - James Kelly Contemporary - May 29th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sun, 24 May 2015 16:04:55 +0000 Karen Yank - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - May 29th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Zane Bennett Gallery proudly announces &ldquo;Creating Shape,&rdquo; an exhibition featuring sculpture from artist Karen Yank. The show opens on <strong>May 29</strong><strong>th </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></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Creating Shape: Sculpture by Karen Yank </strong></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Creating Shape </em>devotes itself to Karen Yank, represented at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, known for her successful public projects in New Mexico and beyond. The show features her metal sculptures, highlighting different metals intertwined together to reflect a beauty that can only be found in the organic. These works celebrate both the material and natural beauty of our landscape, and the communication created when these two worlds collide in an artistic meditation.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">The show will highlight her &ldquo;XO&rdquo; series in particular, where she uses the &ldquo;XO&rdquo; symbols to reflect her position as advocate for the people of New York following 9/11.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Her &ldquo;XO&rdquo; series began in 2005 at a solo exhibition in Chelsea, NY to show her empathy for the city and people of New York following the attacks. She dedicated the show to the late great Artist, Agnes Martin, a close friend and mentor. As the world remains a difficult place, she has continued this theme for the past decade, and will be n extension of this work at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The circular forms and intersecting lines in her sculptural works are due to their rich thematic reference through history. The circle and cross are one of the earliest symbols seen in human cultural development, dating back to the Stone Age. Circles represent themes of the natural world, as well as Yank&rsquo;s notion of unity. The &ldquo;X&rdquo; reflects transit themes of intersecting, joining, and marking a point in time or space.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Karen Yank&rsquo;s work and life are synonymous. She creates art because it most closely articulates the life she has found. Yank starts each piece through meditation, and creates from a waking inspiration. These absorbing influences are informed by the idyllic landscape of the San Pedro Mountains, where she lives, and represent the emotional impact she perceives when in their natural setting.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">She &ldquo;strives to express a context that can be understood in a moment, but with layers that can be seen when one pauses. She aspires to reveal an &ldquo;organic nature with a sense of history in a material that is usually cold and industrial. Every weld and grind mark is an intentional decision.&rdquo;</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Yank attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received her MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers in New Jersey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Karen Yank, over a span of ten years has been fortunate to create over twenty public sculptures in New Mexico alone. She enjoys working closely with the public in a collaborative fashion to bring together their needs and her vision to create a work that truly meets the concerns of all involved. In the past two years she has installed a 500 foot sculpture in the interchange landscape itself, called the Coors /I-40 Grip Interchange Project, and commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The entire interchange project, which also spans to Las Cruces-Mesilla, has won ten national awards to date.</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:34:51 +0000 Karen Yank - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - May 30th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Zane Bennett Contemporary Art proudly announces an exclusive artist talk with sculptor, Karen Yank, as part of her upcoming show,&nbsp;<em>Creating Shape&nbsp;</em>at the gallery.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yank will be speaking on myriad subjects, including her past work, present sculptures in the gallery, personal history with the late Agnes Martin, and her growing public commissioned work.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The presentation will begin at&nbsp;<strong>2:00pm&nbsp;</strong>on&nbsp;<strong>May 30</strong><strong>th, 2015&nbsp;</strong>at the gallery, 435 S Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station.</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 11:11:58 +0000 Group Show - Blue Rain Gallery - June 5th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:53:04 +0000 William Ruller, Susan Reid, Saul Hoffman - Matrix Fine Art - June 5th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Newest gallery artists William Ruller and Saul Hoffman join Susan Reid in this group exhibition of textured abstract paintings that beg to be touched. Ruller creates large, tangible, subtly colored geometric paintings. He combines oil paint with textures of crumbled brick and concrete&nbsp;to represent the frailties of <a href="" rel="nofollow">humanity</a>; and the erosion of lives that once existed. Hoffman&rsquo;s clay mosaics are diametrically opposed to Ruller&rsquo;s in that they are bursting with small, colorful and almost candy-like details and pattern. &nbsp;Middle ground is created by the aboriginal inspired dot paintings of Susan Reid.&nbsp; Her deliberate geometric pattern have a meditative, yet mesmerizing quality about them that is uniquely her own.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Exhibition dates:</strong> June 5 &ndash; 27, 2015</p> <p><strong>Sneak Preview: </strong>June 2 &ndash; 4, 2015</p> <p><strong>First Friday Artscrawl Reception: </strong>Friday, June 5, 2015, 5 &ndash; 8 pm</p> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:49:55 +0000 Tommy Macaione, John McHugh, Alfred Morang, Hilaire Hiler - Matthews Gallery - June 5th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">This special exhibition features rare artifacts of legendary New Mexico artists alongside their work, giving visitors insight into the complex process of conceptualizing, mixing and applying color. Visitors will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view Tommy Macaione&rsquo;s paint palette,<a href="" target="_blank"> John McHugh</a>&rsquo;s brushes, <a href="" target="_blank">Alfred Morang</a>&rsquo;s notes on color, Hilaire Hiler&rsquo;s color wheel and other behind-the-scenes ephemera from Santa Fe private collections. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">THE ARTIST'S TOOLKIT&nbsp;opens with a special reception on Friday, June 5&nbsp;from 5-7 pm. Learn more about this exhibition on the <a href="" target="_blank">Matthews Gallery blog</a>.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:03:19 +0000 Denise Yaghmourian - Modified Arts - June 5th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In collaboration with the artist-centric nonprofit&nbsp;<a href=";c=0_paZUkEbVKHMtlEFPaHpU2ZZe8OKBdYWMIJ2uUyLJ7kKQ4lowi7DQ==&amp;ch=aJSGgk9uQ7X73TtCNp5x_MQGyRBgS7DJuHAuPszLf4dKkI6cZ_1aFg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art</a>,&nbsp;<strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;is proud to present two concurrent solo exhibitions from veteran Phoenix artists:&nbsp;<strong>Eddie Shea</strong>'s "<a href="" target="_blank">Krivanek</a>" and&nbsp;<strong>Denise Yaghmourian</strong>'s "Fragile Life."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href=";c=0_paZUkEbVKHMtlEFPaHpU2ZZe8OKBdYWMIJ2uUyLJ7kKQ4lowi7DQ==&amp;ch=aJSGgk9uQ7X73TtCNp5x_MQGyRBgS7DJuHAuPszLf4dKkI6cZ_1aFg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Denise Yahgmourian</a>&nbsp;draws together items from disparate sources to produce finely-tuned works, literally, tied into one. The artist's latest sculptural works unite such materials as animal bones, leaves, feathers, and cable ties with thin threads, together creating intimate, immaculate pieces drawing the viewer inward. The fragility of the work directly mirrors the fragile subject matter to which Yaghmourian has attuned herself. Similarly, the intimacy of the works comes from the intimate relationships the artist has built with the works themselves.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Denise Yaghmourian</strong>&nbsp;is currently represented by&nbsp;<strong>Bentley Gallery</strong>&nbsp;in Phoenix, and maintains a studio inside the historic&nbsp;<strong>Bragg's Pie Factory</strong>&nbsp;building along Grand Avenue. The artist has exhibited locally at&nbsp;<strong>eye lounge</strong>,<strong>Studio LoDo</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Vision Gallery</strong>, and as part of&nbsp;<strong>ArtelPHX</strong>&nbsp;at the&nbsp;<strong>Clarendon Hotel</strong>, as well as nationally and internationally at&nbsp;<strong>SOHO20 Gallery</strong>&nbsp;in New York,&nbsp;<strong>Bogena Galerie</strong>&nbsp;in St. Paul, France, and&nbsp;<strong>Zane Bennett Gallery</strong>&nbsp;in Santa Fe, among many others.</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 16:14:04 +0000 Eddie Shea - Modified Arts - June 5th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">In collaboration with the artist-centric nonprofit&nbsp;<a href=";c=0_paZUkEbVKHMtlEFPaHpU2ZZe8OKBdYWMIJ2uUyLJ7kKQ4lowi7DQ==&amp;ch=aJSGgk9uQ7X73TtCNp5x_MQGyRBgS7DJuHAuPszLf4dKkI6cZ_1aFg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art</a>,&nbsp;<strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;is proud to present two concurrent solo exhibitions from veteran Phoenix artists:&nbsp;<strong>Eddie Shea</strong>'s "Krivanek" and&nbsp;<strong>Denise Yaghmourian</strong>'s "<a href="" target="_blank">Fragile Life</a>."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><a href=";c=0_paZUkEbVKHMtlEFPaHpU2ZZe8OKBdYWMIJ2uUyLJ7kKQ4lowi7DQ==&amp;ch=aJSGgk9uQ7X73TtCNp5x_MQGyRBgS7DJuHAuPszLf4dKkI6cZ_1aFg==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Eddie Shea</a>'s latest body of work continues the artist's longstanding work in composing large, evocative painted works. The pieces actively draw associations for the viewer, often featuring prominently familiar objects such as childhood toys, placing them front-and-center, then surrounding them with more abstract musings. Drawing upon his long-documented personal dreams, Shea places immaculately-rendered somethings as the spotlights, but rather than filling out the pieces with immediate backgrounds, he leaves the remainder out of focus, continuing that dreamlike state. By leaving the rest of the compositions on an even background playing-field, the artist leaves the viewer to produce their own memories and associations with the objects so clearly presented.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Eddie Shea</strong>&nbsp;has been active in the Phoenix arts scene for over 20 years, showing his paintings at such revered spaces as&nbsp;<strong>The Icehouse</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Ashland Gallery</strong>. But just as importantly, Shea has long aided in the growth of the city's art community, serving as a board member at&nbsp;<strong>ASU Art Museum</strong>&nbsp;for 16 years, member of the revered&nbsp;<strong>MARS</strong>&nbsp;artist collective for five years, and as a founding member of&nbsp;<strong>phICA</strong>&nbsp;since 2011.</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 16:15:10 +0000 William Ruller, Susan Reid, Saul Hoffman - New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery - June 5th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Monotypes are often confused with monoprints although both of these processes are very different from each other. Monoprints are printed from plates which contain permanent information and theoretically can be repeated and editioned. Monotypes, invented by the French Impressionists, are unique images created from blank plates where the image consists entirely of ink which has been added, removed, or otherwise manipulated on the plate.&nbsp; The results are spontaneous, gestural and very painterly one-of-a-kind works of art which fall into the printing category because the image has been transferred from a printing matrix to paper using a printing press. Given those parameters, there are as many different looks to monotypes as there are artists. This show of monotypes and monoprints by New Grounds members intends to demystify the difference between these two different animals once and for all.</p> Tue, 12 May 2015 11:06:24 +0000 Katherine Lee - TAI Modern - June 5th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <div align="justify">TAI Modern is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Maps, Doors and Coffins: Locating Absence</em>, a body of work by Katherine Lee that explores relationships between location, presence and perception.</div> <div align="justify"> <div> <div align="justify"> <p><br />Katherine Lee's evocative new work extends beyond the oil paintings she is known for and encompasses hand-crafted objects. Since her last exhibition at TAI Modern, Lee developed the carpentry techniques necessary to craft traditional paneled doors from raw lumber and build classic wooden coffins with simple tools. She now presents a series of paintings and monotypes in conjunction with these doors and coffins. Each element offers its own investigation into the intimate, the imagined and the abstract, and each plays off the others, instigating a conceptual provocation and inviting a broad spectrum of interpretation and emotion from the viewer.<br /><br />Lee's compositions feature short descriptive phrases or words acting as place names, such as "Parking Lot," "The Edge of Reason," and "Blood Stain." The text appears to recede from the viewer into the grassy ground or to emanate from the dark as house numbers and street names within a nocturnal urban landscape. The work conjures the personal, then disappears it, before bubbling to a more universally familiar sense of location and<em>saudade</em>.</p> <p>This discovery and erasure is made grandiose and humorous in the coffins she has made for each of the five members of her immediate family. They are crafted with a commitment to fine woodworking while avoiding any sentimental flourishes save for a sparkling skull adorned with flowers--an image so rock and roll, a biker's funeral comes to mind. The coffins are not literal vessels of interment, but physical expressions of absence and geographies of conceptual loss. They are metaphors for the intricate and macabre scaffolding the psyche assembles when confronting abstractions of love, family, memory and time.</p> <div><br />On one of the doors, behind which might be found a private detective or dentist's office, is a reference from a Don DeLillo novel,&nbsp;<em>Underworld</em>. "Museum of Dark Forces" it reads, hinting at something frightening and grand. Language in Lee's work is holographic, standing in for uber-dimensional worlds just out of view. Dark humor is a tool used to confound banality and reveal the apparatus of perception.<br /><br />A resident of Santa Fe, Lee was born in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in the rural Midwest. She received her B.F.A. from the College of Santa Fe in 2008. The artist was prominently featured in curator Laura P. Della Monica's recently published book, Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views. Her work has been exhibited at the New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe, NM) and the Harwood Museum of Art (Taos, NM).</div> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:38:34 +0000 Group Show - University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) - June 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <h4 style="text-align: justify;">A multi-site exhibition at 516 ARTS &amp; UNM Art Museum for <a href="" target="_blank">PhotoSummer 2015</a></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by David Bram, editor and publisher of the online <a title="Fraction Magazine" href="" target="_blank">Fraction Magazine</a>, &nbsp;this multi-site exhibition brings together 45 diverse contemporary photographers, both established and emerging, with 35 artists from across the United States featured at 516 ARTS and 10 international artists featured at UNM Art Museum (from China, France, Japan, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway and the UK). This exhibition is the center of a new season-long photography collaboration called PhotoSummer in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Opening events for Fraction of a Second take place during the Albuquerque weekend of PhotoSummer (June 5 &amp; 6).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fraction Magazine began as a way to broaden exposure for under-recognized work. Since it was launched seven years ago, it has featured portfolios of more than 300 international photographers worldwide. Despite the accessibility and wide reach of an online venue, nothing replaces the experience of seeing a beautiful image printed and up close. The object is supreme.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition catalog for <em>Fraction of a Second</em> is published by Radius Books, and includes essays by Michele Penhall and James Elkins. Penhall says, &ldquo;With a keen and perceptive sense of what makes a good picture, each month Bram presents a handful of engaging and original portfolios by young and/or emerging artists whose work, in almost all instances, has never before been published or seen online. And he does this one image at a time. &hellip;In addition to the contemporary work Bram presents, he has featured work by a number of established and renowned photographers&hellip;This nod to both photography&rsquo;s history and canon provides balance to the very au courant nature of publishing visual work online, as it also no doubt introduces many young and/ or foreign photographers to some of the discipline&rsquo;s significant artists and iconic images.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:14:51 +0000 Annell Livingston, Susan Pasquarelli, Suzanne Wiggin - Winterowd Fine Art - June 5th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wed, 20 May 2015 08:28:25 +0000 Inés Dümig, Justin Kimball - Center for Contemporary Art - June 12th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">CCA is proud to partner with CENTER to present award-winning photography from around the world. Now in its 20th year, the CENTER Awards &amp; Grants attract entries from artists working in 40+ countries. The process is highly competitive, with jurors from TIME magazine, CNN, the National Gallery of Art, London&rsquo;s National Portrait Gallery, the National Galleries of Scotland, and Italy&rsquo;s Photolux Festival identifying outstanding documentary and fine art work. The works of Inés Dümig (Germany) and Justin Kimball (United States) anchor CCA's exhibition. Dümig and Kimball won grants for documentary work focusing on the lives of the forgotten and invisible. Dümig&rsquo;s documentary project Apart Together documents the fragmented existence of Sahra, a Somali refugee living in Munich. Kimball&rsquo;s Brick and Mortar focuses on formerly thriving coal, steel, paper and farming communities along the East Coast of the US.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Curve</em> opens in conjunction with CENTER's flagship event, Review Santa Fe. Designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals, CENTER&rsquo;s Review Santa Fe is one of the world&rsquo;s premier events for photographers seeking recognition and career advancement. During a high-energy weekend, June 11 - 14, CENTER connects up to 100 photographers with today&rsquo;s most relevant and esteemed reviewers, including curators, editors, publishers, gallerists, and others who can offer professional development advice and opportunities.</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery</h3> Wed, 20 May 2015 06:54:39 +0000 Adam Basanta - Center for Contemporary Art - June 12th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Are relationships audible? Can sound create a sense of space? <strong>Adam Basanta</strong>'s site- specific installation<em> A Room Listening to Itself</em> explores amplified acoustic inactivity, creating a unique spatio-acoustic environment environment by subverting conventional sound reinforcement equipment. Microphones and speaker cones are situated in the space to respond to each other, creating feedback and other aural phenomena that are tuned and modified by a specialized computer software. As viewers move through the exhibition, they interrupt and change the spatial relationships, causing a variance in sound.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>A Room Listening to Itself</em> is presented in conjunction with CURRENTS New Media Festival. The CURRENTS exhibitions bring together well established and emerging New Media artists in an atmosphere that fosters open exchange and professional networking. A public event, CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation and generates exploration into all forms of New Media Art, while providing the public with an opportunity to experience an outstanding selection of innovative work. Committed to making this extraordinary genre available to everyone, the CURRENTS Festivals are free to the public. This year 124 artists, from 18 US States and 21 countries, have been selected in nine New Media Arts categories: 3D Printing - Experimental Documentary - Fulldome - Video and Interactive Installation -Sound Installation - Multimedia Performance - Robotics - Single Channel Video - Art Based Web/Apps. The city-wide festival is held June 12 &ndash; 28, 2015. For more information about CURRENTS: <a href=""> </a></p> <h3>spector ripps project space</h3> Wed, 20 May 2015 06:56:06 +0000 Datus Myers, William Vincent Kirkpatrick, William Lumpkins, Beatrice Mandelman - Matthews Gallery - June 12th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">New Mexico&rsquo;s endless vistas offer an opportunity and a challenge to artists. Matthews Gallery looks back at legendary artists&rsquo; attempts to capture and reimagine the High Desert horizon, from early Santa Fe and Taos art colonists including <strong><a href=";NewID=3780" target="_blank">Datus Myers</a></strong> and <strong><a href="" target="_blank">William Vincent Kirkpatrick</a></strong>, to modernists including <strong><a href="" target="_blank">William Lumpkins</a></strong> and <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Beatrice Mandelman</a></strong>, who evoked the spirit of the landscape through the language of abstraction.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">WIDENING THE HORIZON&nbsp;opens with a special reception on Friday, June 12&nbsp;from 5-7 pm. Learn more about this exhibition on the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Matthews Gallery blog</a></strong>.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:05:13 +0000