ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/show en-us 40 Erik Benson - TAI Modern - August 29th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM <div> <div align="justify">TAI Modern is pleased to announce its upcoming&nbsp;exhibition,&nbsp;&nbsp;<em><em>Erik Benson: Urban Americana</em>.</em></div> </div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <p align="justify">Erik Benson's new work investigates the physical and psychological infrastructure of the urban environment. Through his unique, collaged acrylic paintings and a new series of watercolors, the artist's cityscapes and urban still lifes create a visual language that communicates the intermingling of "place and placelessness."<span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="justify">Like a twenty-first century&nbsp;<em>fl&acirc;neur</em>, Benson wanders the city observing street culture, marginal spaces, and discarded objects. From these unexamined fragments, he creates scenes in which public space intersects with individual and cultural interventions.<span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="justify">In&nbsp;<em>Braintree (seer/thinker)</em>, a cold, International Style high rise is set against a graffitied concrete wall in the foreground. Plastered with drawings and spray painted with neon colors, the wall injects personal identity into an atmosphere overwhelmed with anonymity. Elements of human creativity, such as the patchwork of yarn adorning a tree in&nbsp;<em>no title (Knit Bomb)</em>, and wry humor, as in the forlorn, smiling face humanizing a plastic bag in&nbsp;<em>Thank you</em>, enliven the otherwise deserted cityscapes.</p> <p align="justify">Benson uses a unique process in which he pours acrylic paint onto sheets of glass, allows it to become solid and elastic, and then cuts it into shapes and peels them off. These pieces are then collaged onto canvas to build up an image, a process that echoes the built environment of the metropolis.<span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="justify">Of his scenes, Benson said in a statement, "They are depictions of mundane found objects collaged together to create a kind of totem to the Everyday... This project started about a year and a half ago as research for 'garbage' paintings. I saw things discarded on the street and they served as studies for forensic still lifes, implying other connotations than just garbage."<span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="justify">Benson&nbsp;was born in Detroit and currently lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. He received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is a former New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship recipient and was artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. His work has been written about in&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em>,&nbsp;<em>The New Yorker</em>, the<em>&nbsp;Los Angeles Times, Art in America</em>and&nbsp;<em>ArtNews</em>.</p> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 08:08:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Erin Currier - Blue Rain Gallery - September 3rd 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:37:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Alexander Eulert - Matrix Fine Art - September 4th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Alexander Eulert is a California native whose paintings represent humans&rsquo; interaction with nature. Delicate and dynamic string lines of paint buzz and trickle around often-bold bands of color, evoking rhythmical compositions, emotional states and natural phenomena. The cubical forms are suggestive of monoliths, pueblos, golden-green fields, or technology and urban constructs.</p> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:37:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Alfred Morang, Janet Lippincott, William Vincent, Eli Levin - Matthews Gallery - September 4th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Wonderful place. You must come. Am sending ticket. Bring me a cook.&rdquo; Mabel Dodge Lujan&rsquo;s telegram to artist Andrew Dasburg is a seminal moment in New Mexico art history. Lujan, a prominent arts champion from New York, had fallen in love with the Taos art colony and was determined to summon artists there from the East.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The efforts of Lujan and her counterparts in Santa Fe and Albuquerque sparked a great influx of modernist artists to the region, eclipsing the traditional styles that had reigned there in the late 19th century. Matthews Gallery&rsquo;s Fall of Modernism exhibition THE MODERNIST IMPULSE: New Mexico&rsquo;s 20th Century Avant-Garde, will tell stories of revolutionary artists throughout the previous century in a special rolling exhibition from September through October, 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the course of the two-month show, Matthews Gallery&rsquo;s walls will shift through time. Early Taos modernists will give way for the Taos Moderns movement, Santa Fe artist and art teacher Alfred Morang will pass the baton to students such as Janet Lippincott and William Vincent, and rays of influence from the revolutionary Transcendental Painting Group will stretch far beyond its short existence. Contemporary artist Eli Levin, who came to New Mexico in the 1960&rsquo;s and knew many notable modernists, will round out the group. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">THE MODERNIST IMPULSE is part of the Fall of Modernism event series, a special collaboration with Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art and several Santa Fe art galleries.</p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:30:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Joe Dal Pra - Modified Arts - September 4th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;presents a pair of solo exhibitions featuring the emotive yet playful sculpture of Tucson-based artist&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001PxfIVweFPPbOyJn8Tje08FCqRRD49nznmVMq_N1kSXuGN0tVxydvPUK3Nnnk_QUwrXOoq0_m7vClmBgBOV-sXPuNXEWwshkN8g5duyxm6HTpjEzuiCtpU1uSoa9ZFnbHgiRV2Zl6vOn10UT-5OA96JIDjprhqzqIdBCuSR1lt4oIaKRwenOfSg==&amp;c=YsGi3PtEJwHr1AgVfEK4Cv1rWFa-Dqzf2HeAM2U7lUrF_JXxOwYmyA==&amp;ch=tS9AOdjqQcYLi6OQoO3Wd2eABmOCve2E7eXdxwj4OkNTOMXJO92c9Q==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Joe Dal Pra</a>, and the return of the soft-focus expressionism&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001PxfIVweFPPbOyJn8Tje08FCqRRD49nznmVMq_N1kSXuGN0tVxydvPX8EXsTV_5bBDYG2R5l7sSbbYeEmEr3mxbu8z49CxiKXvDnr6HBfTPzi25JOGZqFw9DRiNUJHS9OSRdyx7gUQ_kECualjHk-lLZULW0zUGXbrBLFBAlkcYYxFCCP5ZB6mg==&amp;c=YsGi3PtEJwHr1AgVfEK4Cv1rWFa-Dqzf2HeAM2U7lUrF_JXxOwYmyA==&amp;ch=tS9AOdjqQcYLi6OQoO3Wd2eABmOCve2E7eXdxwj4OkNTOMXJO92c9Q==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Sean Thomas</a>.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Presented together for the first time, these two artists' differing styles and media meld in unexpected ways to produce a stark, thoughtful set of shows ready to draw in viewers. Where Dal Pra's dark, often disembodied sculptures encourage one to focus on what's present rather than what's not, Thomas' mixed-media paintings force the viewer to instead discern what is even being presented, digging through often-dark, flowing color spectra. Thomas frames scenes of urban decay and discarded playthings with sympathetic hues; while the scenes themselves would appear hopeless or isolated in real life, their pointed lack of hard edges leaves the landscapes and objects as places of unexpected beauty. For Dal Pra, monochromatic humans and machines meld into animals, pieces of technology, and plain pieces of metal. The specter of instability looms in all pieces, sometimes indicated through the chaos of war, the prospect of flight, or even a precarious construction.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>"New Order"</strong>&nbsp;represents&nbsp;<strong>Joe Dal Pra's</strong>&nbsp;first solo exhibition in nearly six years. The Tucson-based artist's sculptures and installations feature ceramic and steel processes, allowing for both mechanized and humanized visages to be presented with ease. Over his nearly three-decade career, the artist has showcased work across the US in galleries in&nbsp;<strong>Connecticut</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>DC</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>San Jose</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;New York</strong>, and more. Currently, Dal Pra is a fulltime art/sculpture faculty member at&nbsp;<strong>Pima Community College</strong>.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sean Thomas' "Fragment"</strong>&nbsp;represents a continuation of the artist's body of work from last year's exhibition at Modified Arts. The encaustic and painted works share the artist's penchant for building relationships-both between the viewer and piece, and between the object in the piece and its context. Thomas is represented by galleries across the east coast in&nbsp;<strong>Boston</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Middlebury, VT</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Pawtucket, RI</strong>, and is a graduate of&nbsp;<strong>Rhode Island School of Design</strong>. The artist has been based in Phoenix since 2013.</div> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:41:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Sean Thomas - Modified Arts - September 4th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;presents a pair of solo exhibitions featuring the emotive yet playful sculpture of Tucson-based artist&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001PxfIVweFPPbOyJn8Tje08FCqRRD49nznmVMq_N1kSXuGN0tVxydvPUK3Nnnk_QUwrXOoq0_m7vClmBgBOV-sXPuNXEWwshkN8g5duyxm6HTpjEzuiCtpU1uSoa9ZFnbHgiRV2Zl6vOn10UT-5OA96JIDjprhqzqIdBCuSR1lt4oIaKRwenOfSg==&amp;c=YsGi3PtEJwHr1AgVfEK4Cv1rWFa-Dqzf2HeAM2U7lUrF_JXxOwYmyA==&amp;ch=tS9AOdjqQcYLi6OQoO3Wd2eABmOCve2E7eXdxwj4OkNTOMXJO92c9Q==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Joe Dal Pra</a>, and the return of the soft-focus expressionism&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001PxfIVweFPPbOyJn8Tje08FCqRRD49nznmVMq_N1kSXuGN0tVxydvPX8EXsTV_5bBDYG2R5l7sSbbYeEmEr3mxbu8z49CxiKXvDnr6HBfTPzi25JOGZqFw9DRiNUJHS9OSRdyx7gUQ_kECualjHk-lLZULW0zUGXbrBLFBAlkcYYxFCCP5ZB6mg==&amp;c=YsGi3PtEJwHr1AgVfEK4Cv1rWFa-Dqzf2HeAM2U7lUrF_JXxOwYmyA==&amp;ch=tS9AOdjqQcYLi6OQoO3Wd2eABmOCve2E7eXdxwj4OkNTOMXJO92c9Q==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Sean Thomas</a>.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Presented together for the first time, these two artists' differing styles and media meld in unexpected ways to produce a stark, thoughtful set of shows ready to draw in viewers. Where Dal Pra's dark, often disembodied sculptures encourage one to focus on what's present rather than what's not, Thomas' mixed-media paintings force the viewer to instead discern what is even being presented, digging through often-dark, flowing color spectra. Thomas frames scenes of urban decay and discarded playthings with sympathetic hues; while the scenes themselves would appear hopeless or isolated in real life, their pointed lack of hard edges leaves the landscapes and objects as places of unexpected beauty. For Dal Pra, monochromatic humans and machines meld into animals, pieces of technology, and plain pieces of metal. The specter of instability looms in all pieces, sometimes indicated through the chaos of war, the prospect of flight, or even a precarious construction.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>"New Order"</strong>&nbsp;represents&nbsp;<strong>Joe Dal Pra's</strong>&nbsp;first solo exhibition in nearly six years. The Tucson-based artist's sculptures and installations feature ceramic and steel processes, allowing for both mechanized and humanized visages to be presented with ease. Over his nearly three-decade career, the artist has showcased work across the US in galleries in&nbsp;<strong>Connecticut</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>DC</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>San Jose</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;New York</strong>, and more. Currently, Dal Pra is a fulltime art/sculpture faculty member at&nbsp;<strong>Pima Community College</strong>.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sean Thomas' "Fragment"</strong>&nbsp;represents a continuation of the artist's body of work from last year's exhibition at Modified Arts. The encaustic and painted works share the artist's penchant for building relationships-both between the viewer and piece, and between the object in the piece and its context. Thomas is represented by galleries across the east coast in&nbsp;<strong>Boston</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Middlebury, VT</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Pawtucket, RI</strong>, and is a graduate of&nbsp;<strong>Rhode Island School of Design</strong>. The artist has been based in Phoenix since 2013.</div> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:42:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list STEPHEN LAWLOR - New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery - September 4th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Travelling all the way from Ireland, Stephen Lawlor will be in New Mexico for this opening! Stephen Lawlor&rsquo;s etchings reflect the history of western painting as a subject in itself but also include the natural world through the same filter. Lawlor&rsquo;s images are evocative of abstracted &lsquo;actual landscapes&rsquo;, both of which have a definite relationship with a pre-photographic sensibility.</p> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:43:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Kate Rivers - The William & Joseph Gallery - September 4th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #111111; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The William&amp;Joseph Gallery will exhibit a retrospective of local artist Kate Rivers in &ldquo;Lost in Paradise&rdquo;, featuring her mixed media collage works on paper.</span></p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #111111; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Kate&rsquo;s extensive and impressive resume include fellowship grants, workshops, Board member of the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition, artist in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Ford Foundation scholarship and most recently the New Mexico Museum of Art&rsquo;s &ldquo;Art on the Edge&rdquo; exhibit. &nbsp;One work,&nbsp;&ldquo;Apollo&rsquo;s Arrow&rdquo; was just purchased by the New Mexico State Arts&nbsp;Commission for inclusion in the permanent art collection.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #111111; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #111111; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Rivers says of her work, "Collage is the primary medium of my work. I am interested in pattern, texture and the messages conveyed by the combination of text and image. The primary source materials used in this body of work are: fragments of maps, notes, cancelled stamps, old books, and scraps of paper with handwritten notes or maps. This work is an investigation of memory, nostalgia, time and space. Home and space become synonymous with memory, loss and nostalgia.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #111111;">Some of the pieces retain the overall image of a bird&rsquo;s nest and these pieces relate to a specific moment in time and contain material specific to that time such as product labels, canceled stamps, receipts, letters, notes, exhibit entry stubs, packaging material and a variety of printed matter. Some of the work specifically considers the circle as the primary subject. Other pieces are a pure abstract use of found materials considering the material as subject. The works that use the image of the nest contain all of the elements of texture, shape, and found elements. I actually collect the physical nests and refer to them while working. I see this as part of the process and am working on sculptural versions of the 2D collages. All of the work is structurally dense, complex and is an autobiographic statement. In particular I find that monetary exchange, food, entertainment, and work; those things that seem so precious at one moment can be so insignificant later. All is really kitsch.</span><span style="color: #111111;">&rdquo;</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #111111; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">This exhibit will debut&nbsp;September 4th, with an opening reception fro&nbsp;5-7 p.m.&nbsp;and&nbsp;remain up until&nbsp;October 4th.</span></p> </div> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:25:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Eleanor Antin, Beatrice Wood, Eva Hesse, Ana Mendieta, Juane Quick-to See-Smith - New Mexico Museum of Art - September 11th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition looks back at historic works by significant women artist from the Museum of Art collection while looking forward at new projects by contemporary women artists. The historic works from the collection include Eleanor Antin&rsquo;s <em>100 Boot</em> postcards, a 1967 drawing by Eva Hesse, Beatrice Wood drawings from the 1920s, a selection of photographs from Ana Mendieta&rsquo;s <em>Silueta</em> <em>Series</em> and selections from Juane Quick-to See-Smith&rsquo;s <em>Paper Dolls for a Post Colonial World</em>.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Mid-career contemporary artists will be included with new and larger scale artworks. Arizona based artists Angela Ellsworth revisits her Mormon upbringing, community, and spirituality with her sculptural objects and installation. New Mexico artist Ligia Bouton riffs off the writings for George Orwell for her installation <em>Understudy for Animal Farm</em>.&nbsp;Southern California based Micol Hebron&rsquo;s collaborative Gallery Tally poster project addresses gender representation in the art world.</div> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:01:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Georgia O’Keeffe - New Mexico Museum of Art - September 11th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe was one of the most significant American Modernists and was arguably the most important woman artist of the twentieth century. She is known for the originality and individuality of her personal style of Modernist art. Featuring 36 O&rsquo;Keeffe oil paintings, 15 works on paper, and supporting materials from the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe Museum, and private collections, this exhibition tells the story of the working technique of this twentieth-century New Mexico Master.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Artworks on view will span the artist&rsquo;s career from early student portraits of family members created in 1905, to paintings executed during stays at Lake George in the late teens and first half of the twenties, to her iconic depictions of flowers, bones, and New Mexico landscapes, to her discovery of the view from the sky.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In a rare opportunity to see some of these artworks together in one space, the exhibition brings related paintings from the two museum&rsquo;s collections into conversation. Preliminary sketches and photographs hung alongside finished works will reveal both the steps in O&rsquo;Keeffe&rsquo;s creative process and her technical, art-making technique. Viewers will come to understand what makes an O&rsquo;Keeffe artwork recognizable as an O&rsquo;Keeffe.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.artslant.com/sfe/events/show/392544-an-american-modernism-painting-and-photography" target="_blank"><em>An American Modernism</em>,</a> the companion exhibition to<em>&nbsp;O&rsquo;Keeffe in Process</em> will open on October 2, 2015, from 5:30-7:30pm.</div> </div> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:08:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Group Show - University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) - September 11th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Necessary Force: Art in the Police State interrogates law enforcement&rsquo;s longstanding history of violence, and the systemic forces in our history and our society that continue the violation of civil rights in this country. The contemporary artists in the exhibition address a range of issues including surveillance and imprisonment, poverty, police brutality, gun violence, racial profiling, as well as the power of collective protest and collective healing. The exhibition includes seminal photographs documenting the civil rights movement from the museum&rsquo;s own collection. In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum will host a diverse program of public events with the participation of artists, scholars, law enforcement and local organizations to discuss some of the foremost civil rights issues facing our communities and nation today.</p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:43:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list - University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) - September 11th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&ldquo;Sow seeds in the garden; then wait to see what the rain will bring.&rdquo;</strong><br /> <strong> ~ African Proverb</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition represents the first display at the University of New Mexico Art Museum of sub-Saharan African arts drawn from a collection that is being gifted to the museum. The Mulvany Family Collection of African Art consists of stunning examples of West and Central African art works, which were carefully collected and meticulously maintained over a 30-year period. Although the principal objective is to introduce the Mulvany Family collection to our museum-going audiences, several African works from the collection of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology will also be included to highlight the larger presence of African art at the University of New Mexico. Exhibited objects include a variety of carved wooden masks, figures, and vessels, as well as examples of textile and metalwork. Photographs, maps, sketchbooks, video, and didactic text panels will round out the installation. An exhibition catalogue featuring the Mulvany Family Collection of African Art will be available and there will be a series of guest speakers and family programming throughout the fall semester.</p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:45:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list - New Mexico Museum of Art - September 18th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts </em>were established in 1974 by Governor Bruce King and First Lady Alice King to celebrate the significant roles &ndash; both economic and cultural &ndash; that artists, craftspeople and arts supporters play in the life of New Mexico. During its 41-year existence, a diverse and prestigious list of painters, weavers, sculptors, dancers, musicians, storytellers, poets, actors, playwrights and potters have been honored.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The 2015 recipients of this life time achievement award are:</div> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li>Dr. William Clark</li> <li>Catalina Delgado-Trunk</li> <li>Vincent N. Figliola</li> <li>Virgil Ortiz</li> <li>Irvin Trujillo</li> <li>Edgar Foster Daniels</li> <li>Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer</li> </ul> <div style="text-align: justify;">The <em>2015 Governor&rsquo;s Awards for Excellence in the Arts</em> exhibition, featuring the work of the recipients takes place in the Governor&rsquo;s Gallery, 4th Floor, of the State Capitol.&nbsp;Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The Governor&rsquo;s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are organized by the New Mexico Museum of Art and New Mexico Arts, divisions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.</div> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:05:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Barry McCuan, Mary Silverwood - Ventana Fine Art - September 18th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:17:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Kent Williams - EVOKE Contemporary - September 25th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <div> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">KENT WILLIAMS presents BONES WITH FLESH, his 3rd solo exhibition with EVOKE Contemporary.&nbsp; Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter with an ever-growing and enthusiastic following.&nbsp; His language is contemporary figurative paintings with subjects infused with serenity, self-consciousness and smoldering sensuality.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial;">His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork.</span>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Williams&rsquo; approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense with narratives that gravitate towards ambiguity, suggestion and mystery. Whether through multi-figured compositional complexity and suggestive narrative or with the straightforward lone human form, there is often an autobiographical narrative at play in his work. Favorite models, friends, and the artist himself all play a role in the human story of his paintings. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">About EVOKE Contemporary: 
</span></p> </div> <div> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">EVOKE Contemporary showcases provocative and compelling representational contemporary art of international acclaim.&nbsp; The gallery is known for its strong focus on figuration with wide diversity ranging from hyperrealism to abstract expressionism.&nbsp; All events open on the Last Friday of each month along with the celebrated Last Friday Art Walks in the Railyard Arts District.</span></p> </div> <div> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.evokecontemporary.com/" rel="nofollow">www.evokecontemporary.com</a>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 19:28:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Aleta Pippin - Pippin Contemporary - September 25th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Abstract painter and gallery owner Aleta Pippin has followed an artistic journey of continuous exploration through various media, styles, and color palettes. This constant experimentation keeps her vibrant, spontaneous paintings fresh and exciting to viewers and collectors. In her latest body of work however, Pippin is returning to her original passion for painting, particularly with oils, and plans to bring that energy into her future artistic exploration. <em>Back to the Future, The Art of Exploration</em> will illustrate the excitement that first inspired Pippin to become an artist, and will be a unique insight to her true artistic passions.</p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:36:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list