ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/show en-us 40 Reid Richardson - The William & Joseph Gallery - August 22nd - September 30th Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:21:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Harlan Reano, Lisa Holt, Rick Bartow, Yatika Starr Fields, Harry Fonseca, Emmi Whitehorse - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - August 9th - August 31st Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:18:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Ishii Toru - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - July 26th 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">*<strong>Grand Opening: Friday, August 22, 2014, 5 - 7 pm</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is pleased to announce <strong>IMPACTS!</strong> <strong>・勢み</strong><em>,</em> an exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art.&nbsp; The preview opening is <strong>Friday, July 25, 2014 from 5-7 pm </strong>at the gallery, 435 South Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station, <strong>from 5-7pm </strong>to coincide with the <strong>Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk.&nbsp; </strong>The Grand Opening will be on <strong>Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5-7 pm. </strong>&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In conjunction with Indian Market Week in Santa Fe, Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird will have a exhibition of their contemporary jewelry on Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 4-6 pm.&nbsp; (Please see separate press release.)</span></p> <p class="DefaultCxSpFirst" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo presents: </span><strong style="font-size: small;">IMPACTS!</strong><strong style="font-size: small;">・勢み</strong><span style="font-size: small;">, an exhibition of artworks by artists primarily from Japan.&nbsp; </span><strong style="font-size: small;">IMPACTS</strong><span style="font-size: small;">! ・</span><strong style="font-size: small;">勢み</strong><span style="font-size: small;"> features over fifteen established and emerging artists&nbsp; such as AMANO Yoshitaka, designer of images from the popular video game, </span><em style="font-size: small;">Final Fantasy</em><span style="font-size: small;"> and emerging artist KATO Ai, who first achieved notoriety as a street artist, but has been forging new paths in the contemporary Japanese art scene.&nbsp; The exhibition and relevant 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.&nbsp; The exhibit will include panel discussions, film viewings, artist talks, a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and a live painting by AI Kato. &nbsp;Artists included are &nbsp;EGUCHI Ayane, IKEDA Manabu, ISHII Toru, ISHIHARA Nanami, KANEKO Tomiyuki, KIMURA Ryoko, KONDOH Akino, NODA Hitomi, O JUN, TANADA Koji, TANIGUCHI Natsuko, TENMYOUYA Hisashi, YAMAGUCHI Ai among others.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Events are free to the public to encourage community, collaboration and growth in the contemporary art world.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For more in depth information, please see the following profiles of select artists to be featured.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>IMPACTS!</strong> <strong>・勢み</strong> will feature five works by the artist ISHIHARA Nanami.&nbsp; Two of these works, &ldquo;Yamame&rdquo; and &ldquo;Lucky Dragon No. 5&rdquo; are staggering in size (both are over six feet high and 12 feet long) and filled with powerful imagery.&nbsp; The two were painted &nbsp;with Japanese pigment and acrylic gouache on cotton mounted on panel.&nbsp;&nbsp; When placed next to each other, they create the sensation of the sea (Lucky Dragon No. 5) and mountains (Yamame.)&nbsp;&nbsp; However, this complementary arrangement barely touches on the complexity of the story and references with which Ishihara works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ISHIHARA Nanami&rsquo;s work began in college when she studied <em>nihonga </em>(Japanese traditional-style painting dating back to 1000 CE).&nbsp;Her choice has not been a popular course study with Japanese university students.&nbsp; Of this, ISHIHARA states, &ldquo;I was really influenced by the feeling of freshness I had when I first encountered Japanese historical painting, and when I first tried it out myself.&nbsp; The kind of line drawing that can be seen in Japanese painting, its playful spirit, its myths and legends &ndash; I began to want to express all these things in my own compositions.&rdquo;&nbsp; While the artist was excited about her exploration of <em>nihonga, </em>she felt it impossible to ignore the need to express circumstances and events in modern life.&nbsp; The result is work that is historically referential while addressing both current events and issues in a powerful way.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In ISHIHARA Nanami&rsquo;s painting &ldquo;Yamame,&rdquo; the central figure is a depiction of Yama-uba,&nbsp; the mountain witch from Japanese folklore.&nbsp; &nbsp;She is said to have cared for the mountains since the world began, covering them with snow in winter and blossoms in summer.&nbsp; In this work, she rides over the mountains on her black horse with great strength.&nbsp; It is the strength of this figure&rsquo;s &ldquo;life force&rdquo; that Ishihara places at the forefront of the work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This work contains elements of Chinese propaganda, traditional hedonistic <em>ukiyo-e</em> imagery (a style of Japanese woodblock printing,) notes of Western art and composition, as well as references to natural disasters and war.&nbsp;&nbsp; All of these elements come together along with modern day fears and issues in a dizzying and captivating composition.&nbsp; The result is jarring, yet incredibly compelling.&nbsp; What results is a work that the viewer can contemplate endlessly.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is no surprise that ISHIHARA Nanami&nbsp; painted &ldquo;Yamame&rdquo; after the devastating earthquake in Japan in April of 2011.&nbsp; The artist was faced with the immeasurable, unpredictable force and power wielded by nature.&nbsp; &ldquo;Yamame&rdquo; is, in a way, an homage to that feeling of not knowing &nbsp;and unease.&nbsp; That feeling, according to ISHIHARA, &ldquo;becomes almost something you want to revere &ndash; a feeling of being in total chaos.&rdquo;&nbsp; However, while recognizing everyday uneasiness, and at times, feelings of dread, the artist seeks to express many different emotions and experiences that confront people.&nbsp; While, in &ldquo;Yamame,&rdquo; there is expressed a feeling of chaos and destruction.&nbsp; The artist is also open to the possibility of the good when she states &ldquo;there remains uneasiness, but that does <em>not</em> mean that tomorrow there is not hope or there is not the vitality of life.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>EGUCHI Ayane</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will also feature oil paintings by artist EGUCHI Ayane, from Hokkaido, in northern Japan. &nbsp;Her works initially appear to fully embrace <em>Kawaii</em>, &nbsp;the ubiquitous element of cuteness in Japanese popular culture, but a closer look reveals more ominous qualities. &nbsp;&nbsp;EGUCHI&rsquo;S paintings feature candy-colored landscapes that morph into bears, kittens &nbsp;and then into mushrooms that melt into pastel-colored glaciers peeking out from shimmering swamps.&nbsp;&nbsp; EGUCHI likes to play with the idea of symbolic expressions of dualities, as demonstrated by the bear, a frequent motif in her work. &nbsp;The bear is often presented as&nbsp;a cuddly plaything, but in reality it can be quite ferocious.&nbsp; Like many of the other artists featured in IMPACTS! ・勢み,&nbsp; EGUCHI was deeply affected by the 2011 earthquake, which can be seen and felt in her work as&nbsp;forces&nbsp;under the earth. &nbsp;She draws a similar comparison to nature and landscapes, which can be at once beautiful yet fickle and dangerous, as demonstrated by the natural disasters that can arise at a moment&rsquo;s notice. &nbsp;Viewers are&nbsp;attracted to the stillness and playfulness within EGUCHI&rsquo;s landscapes, but&nbsp;at the same&nbsp;time&nbsp;they are kept on their toes by the whisper of volatility that lingers beneath the surface.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>KANEKO Tomiyuki</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">KANEKO Tomiyuki is an emerging artist from Tohoku- Yamagata, a region of Japan that was hit by the devastating&nbsp; earthquake and tsunami of 2011.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;KANEKO&rsquo;S approach to painting follows the art of <em>Iai</em> (drawing the Japanese sword) and the practice of confronting difficulty as bravery. &nbsp;This philosophy is unmistakably expressed in the form of a lion in his piece entitled:&nbsp; <em>Red Banas Pati Raja</em> where the visual aesthetic resonates the style with of Rinpa Buddhist art and the narrative mythologies of <em>Yōkai</em><em>.</em> &nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Yōkai</em>, a dominant theme in KANEKO&rsquo;s work, are spirits or haunts born of their environments and everyday life. &nbsp;They can reveal hidden secrets in between the lines of history, or they can be read as a prophecy of things to come. &nbsp;KANEKO&rsquo;s inspiration is drawn from Japanese folklore and the spiritual world giving life to these detailed paintings that manifest his personal visions of the <em>Yōkai</em><em>.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">KANEKO integrates elements of lettering and patterns in his work, weaving in the concept of <em>Kotodama</em>, a belief that within language there resides a soul power. &nbsp;With this in mind, KANEKO incorporates&nbsp;elements of lettering and wave like patterns into the background, symbolizing energy.&nbsp; &nbsp;It is this very soul power, that leaves the viewer tingling with strong and visceral reactions.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:26:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Group Show - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - July 25th - September 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">*<strong>Grand Opening: Friday, August 22, 2014, 5 - 7 pm</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is pleased to announce <strong>IMPACTS!</strong> <strong>・勢み</strong><em>,</em> an exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art.&nbsp; The preview opening is <strong>Friday, July 25, 2014 from 5-7 pm </strong>at the gallery, 435 South Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station, <strong>from 5-7pm </strong>to coincide with the <strong>Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk.&nbsp; </strong>The Grand Opening will be on <strong>Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5-7 pm. </strong>&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In conjunction with Indian Market Week in Santa Fe, Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird will have a exhibition of their contemporary jewelry on Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 4-6 pm.&nbsp; (Please see separate press release.)</span></p> <p class="DefaultCxSpFirst" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo presents: </span><strong style="font-size: small;">IMPACTS!</strong><strong style="font-size: small;">・勢み</strong><span style="font-size: small;">, an exhibition of artworks by artists primarily from Japan.&nbsp; </span><strong style="font-size: small;">IMPACTS</strong><span style="font-size: small;">! ・</span><strong style="font-size: small;">勢み</strong><span style="font-size: small;"> features over fifteen established and emerging artists&nbsp; such as AMANO Yoshitaka, designer of images from the popular video game, </span><em style="font-size: small;">Final Fantasy</em><span style="font-size: small;"> and emerging artist KATO Ai, who first achieved notoriety as a street artist, but has been forging new paths in the contemporary Japanese art scene.&nbsp; The exhibition and relevant 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.&nbsp; The exhibit will include panel discussions, film viewings, artist talks, a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and a live painting by AI Kato. &nbsp;Artists included are &nbsp;EGUCHI Ayane, IKEDA Manabu, ISHII Toru, ISHIHARA Nanami, KANEKO Tomiyuki, KIMURA Ryoko, KONDOH Akino, NODA Hitomi, O JUN, TANADA Koji, TANIGUCHI Natsuko, TENMYOUYA Hisashi, YAMAGUCHI Ai among others.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Events are free to the public to encourage community, collaboration and growth in the contemporary art world.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For more in depth information, please see the following profiles of select artists to be featured.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>IMPACTS!</strong> <strong>・勢み</strong> will feature five works by the artist ISHIHARA Nanami.&nbsp; Two of these works, &ldquo;Yamame&rdquo; and &ldquo;Lucky Dragon No. 5&rdquo; are staggering in size (both are over six feet high and 12 feet long) and filled with powerful imagery.&nbsp; The two were painted &nbsp;with Japanese pigment and acrylic gouache on cotton mounted on panel.&nbsp;&nbsp; When placed next to each other, they create the sensation of the sea (Lucky Dragon No. 5) and mountains (Yamame.)&nbsp;&nbsp; However, this complementary arrangement barely touches on the complexity of the story and references with which Ishihara works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ISHIHARA Nanami&rsquo;s work began in college when she studied <em>nihonga </em>(Japanese traditional-style painting dating back to 1000 CE).&nbsp;Her choice has not been a popular course study with Japanese university students.&nbsp; Of this, ISHIHARA states, &ldquo;I was really influenced by the feeling of freshness I had when I first encountered Japanese historical painting, and when I first tried it out myself.&nbsp; The kind of line drawing that can be seen in Japanese painting, its playful spirit, its myths and legends &ndash; I began to want to express all these things in my own compositions.&rdquo;&nbsp; While the artist was excited about her exploration of <em>nihonga, </em>she felt it impossible to ignore the need to express circumstances and events in modern life.&nbsp; The result is work that is historically referential while addressing both current events and issues in a powerful way.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In ISHIHARA Nanami&rsquo;s painting &ldquo;Yamame,&rdquo; the central figure is a depiction of Yama-uba,&nbsp; the mountain witch from Japanese folklore.&nbsp; &nbsp;She is said to have cared for the mountains since the world began, covering them with snow in winter and blossoms in summer.&nbsp; In this work, she rides over the mountains on her black horse with great strength.&nbsp; It is the strength of this figure&rsquo;s &ldquo;life force&rdquo; that Ishihara places at the forefront of the work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This work contains elements of Chinese propaganda, traditional hedonistic <em>ukiyo-e</em> imagery (a style of Japanese woodblock printing,) notes of Western art and composition, as well as references to natural disasters and war.&nbsp;&nbsp; All of these elements come together along with modern day fears and issues in a dizzying and captivating composition.&nbsp; The result is jarring, yet incredibly compelling.&nbsp; What results is a work that the viewer can contemplate endlessly.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is no surprise that ISHIHARA Nanami&nbsp; painted &ldquo;Yamame&rdquo; after the devastating earthquake in Japan in April of 2011.&nbsp; The artist was faced with the immeasurable, unpredictable force and power wielded by nature.&nbsp; &ldquo;Yamame&rdquo; is, in a way, an homage to that feeling of not knowing &nbsp;and unease.&nbsp; That feeling, according to ISHIHARA, &ldquo;becomes almost something you want to revere &ndash; a feeling of being in total chaos.&rdquo;&nbsp; However, while recognizing everyday uneasiness, and at times, feelings of dread, the artist seeks to express many different emotions and experiences that confront people.&nbsp; While, in &ldquo;Yamame,&rdquo; there is expressed a feeling of chaos and destruction.&nbsp; The artist is also open to the possibility of the good when she states &ldquo;there remains uneasiness, but that does <em>not</em> mean that tomorrow there is not hope or there is not the vitality of life.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>EGUCHI Ayane</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will also feature oil paintings by artist EGUCHI Ayane, from Hokkaido, in northern Japan. &nbsp;Her works initially appear to fully embrace <em>Kawaii</em>, &nbsp;the ubiquitous element of cuteness in Japanese popular culture, but a closer look reveals more ominous qualities. &nbsp;&nbsp;EGUCHI&rsquo;S paintings feature candy-colored landscapes that morph into bears, kittens &nbsp;and then into mushrooms that melt into pastel-colored glaciers peeking out from shimmering swamps.&nbsp;&nbsp; EGUCHI likes to play with the idea of symbolic expressions of dualities, as demonstrated by the bear, a frequent motif in her work. &nbsp;The bear is often presented as&nbsp;a cuddly plaything, but in reality it can be quite ferocious.&nbsp; Like many of the other artists featured in IMPACTS! ・勢み,&nbsp; EGUCHI was deeply affected by the 2011 earthquake, which can be seen and felt in her work as&nbsp;forces&nbsp;under the earth. &nbsp;She draws a similar comparison to nature and landscapes, which can be at once beautiful yet fickle and dangerous, as demonstrated by the natural disasters that can arise at a moment&rsquo;s notice. &nbsp;Viewers are&nbsp;attracted to the stillness and playfulness within EGUCHI&rsquo;s landscapes, but&nbsp;at the same&nbsp;time&nbsp;they are kept on their toes by the whisper of volatility that lingers beneath the surface.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>KANEKO Tomiyuki</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">KANEKO Tomiyuki is an emerging artist from Tohoku- Yamagata, a region of Japan that was hit by the devastating&nbsp; earthquake and tsunami of 2011.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;KANEKO&rsquo;S approach to painting follows the art of <em>Iai</em> (drawing the Japanese sword) and the practice of confronting difficulty as bravery. &nbsp;This philosophy is unmistakably expressed in the form of a lion in his piece entitled:&nbsp; <em>Red Banas Pati Raja</em> where the visual aesthetic resonates the style with of Rinpa Buddhist art and the narrative mythologies of <em>Yōkai</em><em>.</em> &nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Yōkai</em>, a dominant theme in KANEKO&rsquo;s work, are spirits or haunts born of their environments and everyday life. &nbsp;They can reveal hidden secrets in between the lines of history, or they can be read as a prophecy of things to come. &nbsp;KANEKO&rsquo;s inspiration is drawn from Japanese folklore and the spiritual world giving life to these detailed paintings that manifest his personal visions of the <em>Yōkai</em><em>.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">KANEKO integrates elements of lettering and patterns in his work, weaving in the concept of <em>Kotodama</em>, a belief that within language there resides a soul power. &nbsp;With this in mind, KANEKO incorporates&nbsp;elements of lettering and wave like patterns into the background, symbolizing energy.&nbsp; &nbsp;It is this very soul power, that leaves the viewer tingling with strong and visceral reactions.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:54:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list lawrence fodor - Gebert Contemporary - 558 - July 11th - August 9th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art,</strong> in conjunction with&nbsp;<strong>Gebert Contemporary</strong>, is pleased to present two special solo exhibitions&nbsp;July 11 &ndash; August 9, 2014&nbsp;at Gebert Contemporary, 558 Canyon Rd. New paintings by&nbsp;<strong>Lawrence Fodor, <em>Without Gravity</em>,</strong> and new photographs by<strong>&nbsp;Tasha Ostrander,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/sfe/events/show/347695-plains-of-apparition" target="_blank"><em>Plains of Apparition</em></a></strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Established New Mexico abstract painter&nbsp;<strong>Lawrence Fodor</strong>&nbsp;went into the studio almost two years ago to make a new body of work. His goals were moving beyond past accomplishments, stripping away past influences, leaving behind preconceptions, and developing a new personal visual language. No small task, but considerable progress has been made.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Without Gravity</em></strong>&nbsp;consists of almost a dozen canvases and works on paper, mostly large scale, each its own stage, where&nbsp;<strong>Fodor</strong>&lsquo;s marks come together giving life to the movement. His imagery emerges and recedes, made up of thousands of small, crisp, free-flowing brush strokes. Each of these works is the result of &ldquo;leaving&rdquo; preconceptions and past experience to arrive at paintings that &ldquo;disclose, unveil, and become revelatory.&rdquo; He likens his process to what John Cage described as &ldquo;leaving&rdquo;, when he said, &ldquo;When you start working, everybody is in your studio &ndash; the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas&hellip;But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you are lucky, even you leave.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:55:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Tasha Ostrander - Gebert Contemporary - 558 - July 11th - August 9th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art,</strong> in conjunction with&nbsp;<strong>Gebert Contemporary</strong>, is pleased to present two special solo exhibitions&nbsp;July 11 &ndash; August 9, 2014&nbsp;at Gebert Contemporary, 558 Canyon Rd. New paintings by&nbsp;<strong>Lawrence Fodor, <a href="http://www.artslant.com/sfe/events/show/347696-without-gravity" target="_blank"><em>Without Gravity</em></a>,</strong> and new photographs by<strong>&nbsp;Tasha Ostrander,&nbsp;<em>Plains of Apparition</em></strong>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Tasha Ostrander&rsquo;s</strong>&nbsp;recent color photographs are haunted by the memory of big-game hunters and their prey. By layering animal imagery with architectural settings of a bygone era, such as the interiors of the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Public Library, or the Louvre,&nbsp;<strong>Ostrander</strong>&nbsp;re-creates for the animals an unnatural habitat and gives voice to the ghost stories that reside in the theatrical display of dioramas. Her visual juxtapositions reanimate the animal kingdom and underscore the often tense coexistence of the natural world and the man-made.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5em;">Tasha Ostrander&rsquo;s</strong>&nbsp;project is rooted in a personal archaeology, an unearthing of the lives of the hunters in her own family. The artist has spent the past year conducting research and photographing at several natural history museums, particularly the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where her relatives donated many of their taxidermied animals as well as archives related to these donations.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Like many of the artist&rsquo;s projects,&nbsp;<strong><em>Plains of Apparition</em></strong>&nbsp;explores what&nbsp;<strong>Ostrander</strong>&nbsp;refers to as &ldquo;the balance of life and death, the natural and spiritual sciences, and the healing, redemptive power of creativity.&rdquo; Through the fragile lives of animals and insects,&nbsp;<strong>Ostrander</strong>&nbsp;invokes narratives both environmental and existential.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:55:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Sheryl Zacharia - TANSEY CONTEMPORARY - July 25th - August 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">As a child I was captivated by old things. I realize now it was the handmade quality that attracted me. My clay works are influenced by the material itself, its history and the intimacy of its interaction with the hand and touch. This is why my surfaces reveal the process; and the process becomes the surface. The intention of my art is not to tell a story, but to create objects that influence and enhance the space around them, evoking an emotional response.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:01:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Jesse Blanchard - LewAllen Galleries (Railyard) - August 29th - September 21st Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:55:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Hiroshi Yamano, Pedro Surroca - LewAllen Galleries (Railyard) - August 8th - September 21st Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:49:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Christopher Benson - LewAllen Galleries (Railyard) - August 1st - August 29th Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:40:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Tom Palmore - LewAllen Galleries (Railyard) - August 1st - August 24th Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:40:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Joseph Breza - GREENBERG Fine Art - July 18th - July 30th <p class="font_8" style="text-align: justify;">On July 18, Greenberg Fine Art will offer locals and guests of Santa Fe the chance to experience the Rapture of Color, a collection of paintings that showcase the vibrant talents of Joseph Breza. His impressionstic landscapes, garden still-lifes and scenes are a collaborative vision created from his time spent in France, Italy and New Mexico.</p> <p class="font_8" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;"I'm not a typical regional painter," says Breza, "There is a lot of overlap that goes into my paintings." Breza is constantly experimenting, relying on his keen ability to feel a power spot, a pure and vibrant color that beckons to be painted. "The moment that I see a power spot I immediately try to bring life through that moment into that painting. It is a very big feeling when you get it, you know it."</p> <p class="font_8" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;Delighted to talk about his up-coming show, Breza couldn't express enough how important light will play a factor in the exhibit. "Light is more important than the subject in this show. Subject matter is second to the way that light falls on a subject." Rapture of Color will be indicative of such, paired with Breza's use of color. "Each artist creates his own language in color. I consider color to be the foremost component of my painting."</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:17:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Rose B. Simpson - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - August 9th - August 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">Rose B. Simpson (Santa Clara) is known for her introspective and highly autobiographical figurative ceramic work. Hand-building clay figures that are commonly a reaction to personal events, Simpson "clarifies a feeling" in her artworks and shares with the viewer her personal vision. This solo show will feature large scale, life-size &ldquo;busts&rdquo; of her ceramic figures adorned with mixed media sculptural fashion.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:02:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Cobi Cockburn, Mel Douglas, Jessica Loughlin, Richard Whiteley - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - July 5th - August 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">In conjunction with our Australian Indigenous show in the main space, this show features ten cast and kilnformed glass pieces from contemporary artists working in Australia: Cobi Cockburn, Jessica Loughlin, Mel Douglas and Richard Whiteley. All artwork is courtesy Bullseye Gallery in Portland, OR.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:55:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Group Show - SITE Santa Fe - July 19th 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5em;">SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas</em>&nbsp;is a six&shy;-year commitment to a series of linked exhibitions with a focus on contemporary art and cultural production of the Americas. The exhibitions will take place in 2014, 2016, and 2018 and will be organized by a different team of curators, from locations throughout the Western Hemisphere. Through&nbsp;<em style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5em;">SITElines</em>, SITE will establish a new programming hub called&nbsp;<em style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5em;">SITEcenter</em>&nbsp;to generate connectivity between and during the exhibitions.</p> <div title="Page 1"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>SITElines</em><strong>&nbsp;</strong>signifies a radical rethinking of SITE Santa Fe&rsquo;s signature biennial exhibition, originally established in 1995. It represents a collaborative structure for planning its biennials, a vision for continuity between biennials, a commitment to community and place, and a dedication to new and under&shy;recognized perspectives. This new multi&shy;dimensional approach&mdash;together with a strong geographic focus&mdash;redefines SITE&rsquo;s role at the forefront of biennial exhibition making and proposes new curatorial frameworks for biennials&nbsp;globally.</p> <div title="Page 2"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Unsettled Landscapes</em> will look at the urgencies, political conditions and historical narratives that inform the work of contemporary artists across the Americas &ndash; from Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego. Through three themes &ndash; landscape, territory, and trade &ndash; this exhibition expresses the interconnections among representations of the land, movement across the land, and economies and resources derived from the&nbsp;land.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;With <em>Unsettled Landscapes</em>, we build connections from Santa Fe to the rest of the Americas, we explore untold stories and perspectives, and we link between our past and our present,&rdquo; said Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe. &ldquo;First Native American land, then a Spanish Kingdom, a Mexican Province, and an American Territory, all before statehood, New Mexico is a rich microcosm of the Americas. We are proud of the selection of artists participating in Unsettled Landscapes. These artists represent multiple generations and regions throughout the Western Hemisphere. Our show includes important new and existing works, 13 new commissions and several off&shy;site installations. In addition, we have also included key works of art from previous decades that further expand the ideas of the show. Our aim was to curate a dynamic exhibition that shows how themes of landscape, territory and trade weave throughout the work of artists from every corner of the&nbsp;Americas.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:26:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Jeff Cochran - Manitou Galleries - Canyon Road - July 25th - August 30th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Manitou Galleries is proud to present New Works by Jeff Cochran at 225 Canyon Road.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jeff Cochran brings a more modern sensibility to the Taos landscape with scenes of tranquil fields and mountains. Cochran is also well-known for his whimsical portraits of chimpanzees.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Cochran grew up in a small town in Indiana and won an art scholarship to attend college. He began is art career as an illustrator for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, and by the age of 20 he sold his first painting.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Jeff has a house and studio in Taos, New Mexico, along with 5 acres of organic gardens. In winter, he spends his time in &ldquo;a funky little tin-roof cabin in Costa Rica that is fairly close to the ocean.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Much of Cochran&rsquo;s early success and renown came from his large paintings of Chimpanzees. &ldquo;I started painting them in college and right away I could see that people liked them and connected with them &ndash; they&rsquo;re almost self-portraits of some sort. It&rsquo;s a fun mental game too, because it&rsquo;s like the chimps are human without being human, and I think that makes it easier for viewers to put themselves in the painting when it is a chimp than if it were a portrait of just some non-descript human.&rdquo; Cochran&rsquo;s dinner with Jane Goodall came about when he found out that the Jane Goodall Institute&rsquo;s annual fundraiser. Uninvited, he sent them a four-foot chimp painting. Goodall loved the painting so much that she didn&rsquo;t want to auction it off but wanted to hang it in her office. So Cochran sent a second painting to donate to the auction, and later attended Goodall&rsquo;s 70th birthday party.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In addition to painting, Cochran is an organic farmer, selling vegetables at farmer&rsquo;s markets, as well as opening his farm to young people interested in gardening and farming. Cochran thinks of his farming as art, and that what he is really doing is creating a giant land sculpture. &ldquo;The different colors of plants and soil and mulch contrasting with furrows and beds are like a three dimensional painting.&rdquo;</span></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:24:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list