ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/show en-us 40 Guy Dill, Dunham Aurelius, Rachel Stevens - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - March 27th - April 17th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-align: justify;">Zane Bennett Gallery is proud to announce &ldquo;Keeping Things Whole: Sculpture,&rdquo; an exhibition by Guy Dill, Aurelius Aurelius and Rachel Stevens. The opening is </span><strong style="text-align: justify;">March 27</strong><strong style="text-align: justify;">th </strong><span style="text-align: justify;">at the gallery, 435 South Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station, </span><strong style="text-align: justify;">from 5:00 ‐ 7:00 pm </strong><span style="text-align: justify;">to coincide with the </span><strong style="text-align: justify;">Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk.</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In a field</p> <p>I am the absence</p> <p>of field.</p> <p>This is</p> <p>always the case.</p> <p>Wherever I am</p> <p>I am what is missing.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Keeping Things Whole: Sculpture is an exhibition dedicated to three sculptors represented at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art: Guy Dill, Aurelius Aurelius and Rachel Stevens. The works are tied together by their unique approaches to form, mass and perhaps most importantly, through their use of negative space. These three dimensional works remind us of the effects of openness on material, the contribution of space / place to a work of art and question the separation between object and the space where an object is held. The exhibition&rsquo;s tappropriated from Mark Strand&rsquo;s pivotal poem of the same name.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Guy Dill offers unique sculptures that impress with both their intensity of scale and their unmistakable lightness. Despite their often times monumental scale and sheer mass, Dill&rsquo;s work feels nearly the same weight as the empty space around them. They are perpetually locked in a weightless flight.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">The clean economy of material works in tandem with the negative space left between structures. They whirl, spring and are thoroughly engaged with a dance between their own unique form and the unique space which they are held.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Dill was born in 1946 and received his education at Chouinard Institute of Art, Los Angeles, California in 1970. Dill currently works in Venice, California and Brussels, Belgium. Dill is recognized internationally as a contemporary master of large‐scale, abstract sculptural work. His works directly engage with the tension of structure and space and as a result speak to the beauty of movement; to movement as the ultimate subject of sculpture. He has five permanent, public installations in L.A. that opened to the public in 2014.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Seemingly on the reverse of Dill&rsquo;s expert economy and lightness, Aurelius Aurelius roots his works unabashedly to the labor of their making. These works perform the experience of living. Each piece reflects back the pressure created by both negative / positive space, of two opposing forces continually pressed to each other&rsquo;s borders, becoming inseparable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When I walk</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I part the air</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">and always</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">the air moves in</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">to fill the spaces</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">where my body&rsquo;s been.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dunham Aurelius&rsquo; works are knotty; made with clays, waxes, wood, bronze, steel and found objects, Aurelius employs whatever means satisfy the needs of the work. The work strikes a brutal contrast. In Aurelius, we have weight in empty space. They are reminiscent of De Kooning&rsquo;s &ldquo;Clam Diggers,&rdquo; in that Aurelius gives us forms that are utterly crushed yet still surviving and spilling to the outside, speaking of a matter of duration to the viewer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aurelius uses the lost wax casting method, among others, to transform his art. He allows the forms to be deformed by the process through which they are made, stipulating perhaps that this deformation is their form. Each work is essentially a canyon, etched out by heavy winds. It is perhaps this incontestable pressing of space and material, this always two edged cutting that provide us with such a richness of life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dunham Aurelius was born in 1970 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. Aurelius was exhibited in the Biennial Southwest: Albuquerque Museum of Art in 2006 and 2008. His work, &ldquo;Flight,&rdquo; in its polished bronze version, is a part of the permanent collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art and this work was exhibited in the show entitled &ldquo;Explorations in Bronze: Degas and New Mexico Sculptors&rdquo; at the NMMA.</p> <p align="center">We all have reasons</p> <p align="center">for moving.</p> <p align="center">I move</p> <p align="center">to keep things whole.</p> <p>Mark Strand, "Keeping Things Whole" from <em>Selected Poems</em></p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Playing the intermediary between Dill and Aurelius, Rachel Stevens makes sculpture that is profoundly rooted in space and movement. Here, she presents work that isn&rsquo;t afraid to show the process of labor or the effects of the outside on an organic form, of wind pushing against a limb tirelessly, all the while maintaining elegance, a fragility of form.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">In new clay works, Stevens plays with objects suspended. These works open up to the negative space and are held completely within. They are both dense and weightless but have to vacillate between this relationship.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Stevens received her BFA from the Maryland Institute of College of Art (MICA) and her MFA from Syracuse University. She attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture while still an undergrad at MICA. Her work has been deeply influenced by her travels abroad, particularly her Fulbright to Nepal. Stevens was made a Fulbright Ambassador in 2010. She has received numerous grants and awards most notably a Pollock-Frasner Foundation grant.</p> <p class="Default" align="center"><strong>Zane Bennett will be hosting this exhibition starting</strong></p> <p class="Default" align="center"><strong>Friday, March 27, from 5:00‐7:00 pm </strong></p> <p class="Default" align="center"><strong>of the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Artwalk</strong><span style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:20:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Richard Diebenkorn, John McLaughlin, Edward Moses Lee, Mullican, Joe Goode, Emmi Whitehorse, richard hogan, Allan Graham, eugene newmann - New Mexico Museum of Art - April 17th - August 16th <div style="text-align: justify;">Over a period of 35 years, Joann and Gifford Phillips gifted a series of paintings to the Museum of Art. These artworks represent two distinct locations with works created during eras of significant growth and change within their respective contemporary art scenes -- California from the 1950 -1980s and New Mexico from the 1980s. The Phillips&rsquo; generous gift included works by California artists Richard Diebenkorn, John McLaughlin, Edward Moses Lee, Mullican and Joe Goode as well as works by New Mexico based artists Emmi Whitehorse, Richard Hogan Eugene Newmann and Allan Graham.</div> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:17:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Chris Oatey, Sarah McKenzie, Kate Rivers, Ian Fisher, Jill Christian - New Mexico Museum of Art - April 17th - August 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">Return of the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography juried exhibition. Artists from New Mexico and its adjoining states selected by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.&nbsp;This year&rsquo;s artists are Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Chris Oatey, Sarah McKenzie, Kate Rivers, Ian Fisher and Jill Christian.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:15:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Group Show - New Mexico Museum of Art - March 6th - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of the Santa Fe 2015 &ldquo;Summer of Color,&rdquo; The New Mexico Museum of Art will present the exhibition, <em>Colors of the Southwest</em>. The artwork in this exhibition showcases the special qualities of color and light found in the Southwestern United States that have attracted artists for generations. The exhibition will encompass an array of art created from the early 20th century to the present and will include paintings, photographs, prints, watercolors, and ceramics.. Included are iconic work by artists such as Victor Higgins, Gustave Baumann, Sheldon Parsons, Dorothy Morang, Louise Crow, Andrew Dasburg, Fremont F. Ellis, William Penhallow Henderson, Kate Krasin, Robert Daughters, Eddie Dominguez, Helmuth Naumer, Warren E. Rollins, and Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;">The Museum of Art&rsquo;s exhibition celebrates color&rsquo;s entire spectrum. The other participating &ldquo;Summer of Color&rdquo; cultural institutions focus on the range within one specific color; red at the Museum of International Folk Art in <em><a href="http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibitions/red.html" target="_blank">The Red That Colored the World</a></em>, <a href="http://www.indianartsandculture.org/current?&amp;eventID=1989" target="_blank">turquoise</a> at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, indigo at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, silver at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, and orange at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.</div> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:13:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Edward Ranney - New Mexico Museum of Art - March 6th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for a gallery talk by Santa Fe artist Edward Ranney, who will talk about his work as an artist and his efforts to photograph ancient habitations along the coastal Americas on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:10:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list - New Mexico Museum of Art - January 9th - April 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">Photographers used to spend much of their time in the dark, processing film and developing pictures. Many have come into the light by switching to digital image-making but the mystique of the darkroom lingers. This group exhibition is a tribute to the tools of the trade of wet-process, darkroom photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for a gallery talk and book signing by Santa Fe artist Robert Stivers who will talk about his unique photograms made with his darkroom developing tray, Friday, February 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:08:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Edward Ranney - New Mexico Museum of Art - December 19th, 2014 - April 19th <p style="text-align: justify;">A survey of remarkable images by this master of photography whose work ranges from the southern Andes of Peru to the Galisteo basin. A longtime New Mexico resident, Ranney has extensively explored the cultural landscape of ancient peoples as well as contemporary human interventions such as artist Charles Ross&rsquo; immense <em>Star Axis</em> project near Las Vegas, New Mexico.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for a gallery talk by Santa Fe artist Edward Ranney, who will talk about his work as an artist and his efforts to photograph ancient habitations along the coastal Americas on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:07:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Group Show - New Mexico Museum of Art - November 7th, 2014 - March 29th <div style="text-align: justify;">The diverse artworks brought together by a process of &ldquo;Hunting + Gathering&rdquo; are grouped thematically in ways intended to open up a reading of the work through new and unexpected juxtapositions. The title refers to the curatorial process of developing and cultivating the growth of the Museum&rsquo;s permanent collection. As a collecting institution, the New Mexico Museum of Art holds artworks on behalf of the public with the intention of caring for the works and making them accessible to visitors. The Museum&rsquo;s mission and established collecting criteria guide curators in evaluating art offered and in seeking out work that will enhance the collection. In this exhibition, artworks that might not otherwise be shown together are arranged in creative contexts making use of this opportunity to showcase new additions to the Museum&rsquo;s holdings.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">While it is true that most museums show only a portion of their collection at any given time, growing art holdings expands museum capacity. Artwork that enters the collection now may not be shown immediately but gives curators more choices in designing future exhibitions. An unchanging permanent collection installation can get stale. Having options for a variety of collections-based exhibitions shows off the vibrancy of the collection and engages audiences by making the art come alive in novel ways. Artworks in the collection are utilized in other ways as well. They are a resource for scholars and researchers of art, for example. Museums also loan artworks to other institutions which allows new audiences to see the art in person. Museums hold art in the public trust and make the works of art accessible.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Hunting + Gathering</em> presents a sampling of artworks that have entered the Museum of Art&rsquo;s collection since 2010. The exhibition comprises nearly 200 works of art in a range of media that includes painting, photography, sculpture, prints, ceramics, mixed media, textiles, and drawings. The exhibition encompasses a broad cross-section of work by artists working locally and internationally. Among the artists included are Joyce Neimanas, Francisco Z&uacute;&ntilde;iga, Woody Gwyn, Martha Opdahl, Betty Hahn, John Garrett, Richard Diebenkorn, Sol LeWitt, Robert Motherwell, Louise Crow, Will Wilson, Jennifer Schlesinger Hanson, Ansel Adams, Gustave Baumann, David Taylor, Fritz Scholder, John Beech, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Robert Heinecken, Brett Weston, Donna Ruff, and <a href="http://sam.nmartmuseum.org/view/objects/asimages/467;jsessionid=7C6F401BA616B452242C92AC1ECD18E7?t:state:flow=b9819663-5d3b-407d-9b77-e6d93c640ed6" target="_blank">many others</a>.</div> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:02:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Elliot Norquist - Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard) - March 27th - April 27th Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:56:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Paul-Henri Bourguignon - Ventana Fine Art - March 6th - March 25th <div id="block-e372d1655268b23eeb94" class="sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html" data-block-type="2"> <div id="yui_3_17_2_1_1424710242597_1417" class="sqs-block-content"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906&ndash;1988) was a talented visual artist, a prolific writer and journalist, a skillful photographer, and an avid observer of the human condition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Belgium in 1906, Bourguignon began his arts studies<br />in Brussels' Acad&eacute;mie des Beaux Arts and then studied art history at the Universit&eacute; Libre de Bruxelles. His first solo exhibition was at the Gal&eacute;rie d'Egmont in Brussels at age 22.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bourguignon traveled widely in France, Spain, and Italy, North Africa, Corsica, and Yugoslavia. He lived in both Haiti and Peru. He met his wife, Erika, in Haiti and they settled in Columbus, Ohio in 1950 after she joined the faculty of The Ohio State University.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During his long and prolific life, he amassed a large and varied group of paintings&mdash;early gouaches and later acrylics&mdash;and numerous pencil, pastel and ink-wash drawings. Many of the gouache paintings from the 1950s and 1960s depict tranquil landscapes, rich cultural interpretations and evocative portraits, figures, and genre scenes that were derived from his travels. In the 1970s, his landscapes and figural scenes took new directions and became less specifically descriptive. The works were expressionistic, often with whimsical, vulnerable, or tragic figures revealed in delightfully complex interactions of brushstrokes and texture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Viewers have described his work as "timeless, passionate and visionary."</p> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:51:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list John Barker - Turner Carroll Gallery - April 29th - May 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;">New work from Santa Fe artist John Barker.&nbsp; Described by critic Iris McLister as&nbsp; "a fervent creator of images that possess a singularly accessible humanity--and&nbsp; as such his works are rife with neuroses and noise."&nbsp; A fantanstic bit of prose for a fantastic emerging painter.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:44:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Aleta Pippin, Cody Hooper, Stephanie Paige, Tony Griffith, Michael Monroe Ethridge, Kevin Robb - Pippin Contemporary - March 21st 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">We are collaborating with <strong><a href="http://teahousesantafe.com/" target="_blank">The Teahouse</a></strong>&nbsp;for an Art Matters event as part of the&nbsp;&ldquo;Sustenance&rdquo; event series on how food, conversation and art nourish the mind, body, and soul. At Pippin Contemporary we will host&nbsp;an art and tea pairing where&nbsp;different gourmet teas from the Teahouse will be matched with an artist&rsquo;s body of work based on the tea&rsquo;s richness, flavor, boldness, and energy. Event attendees will then have the opportunity to taste a variety of teas while contemplating the defining qualities it shares with contemporary paintings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aleta Pippin, Cody Hooper, Stephanie Paige, Tony Griffith, Michael Monroe Ethridge, and Kevin Robb will have their body of work&nbsp;paired with a tea based on painting style, artistic inspiration, and emotions evoked from the work. These pairings are as follows:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aleta Pippin:&nbsp;<strong>Imperial Grade Sencha</strong> (Japanese) &ndash; Grown at high elevation under meticulous conditions; a strong, full-bodied cup with intense flavor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Stephanie Paige:&nbsp;<strong>Roasted Kukicha</strong> (Japanese) &ndash; Roasted tea twigs and stems that make it smooth and nutty, this tea is light in caffeine and very relaxing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cody Hooper:&nbsp;<strong>Yuzu Kukicha</strong> (Japanese) &ndash; this rare blend of Kukicha, Matcha, and Yuzu is bold yet beautifully balanced.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Michael Monroe Ethridge:&nbsp;<strong>Guava Citrus</strong> (Chinese) &ndash; Unique, sweet, tropical flavor of guava &amp; fresh citrus.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tony Griffith:&nbsp;<strong>Freak of Nature Oolong</strong> (Chinese) &ndash; This rare and extraordinary tea is grown at very high elevation with large daily temperature fluctuation creating a tea with a truly unique aroma and flavor.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kevin Robb:&nbsp;<strong>Himalayan Snowflake</strong> (Indian) &ndash; For a remarkable person and artist, one of the world&rsquo;s remarkable teas. Made just from the hand-picked tips of organic leaves.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em> Join us to be &ldquo;Steeped in Art&rdquo; and decide which teas and artists are most complimentary to your taste and style!</em></strong></p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:40:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Greg Reiche - Pippin Contemporary - May 20th - June 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">Greg Reiche uses stone, glass, and metal to create dynamic sculpture ranging from monumental site-specific work to small studio pieces. Stone and metal contribute a sense of timelessness, strength and solidity to his work, while reflective glass elements breathe life and energy into the static materials. Reiche&rsquo;s responsive glass tiles make invisible aspects of the environment visible to the viewer, reflecting air movements as well as subtle changes in light and shadows. These basic sculptural elements transcend time and culture, and together create enduring and powerful works of art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For &ldquo;Into the Wind,&rdquo; Reiche has created a powerful new body of kinetic sculpture. These dynamic and poetic works draw upon two basic energetic forces of nature that are prevalent in our natural southwestern environment: solar and wind power.&nbsp;For this one-man show at Pippin Contemporary, Reiche integrates these elemental forces into iconic, evocative forms that have been crafted from traditional sculptural materials of stone, metal and glass.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:38:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Nick Brandt, Chris McCaw, Pentti Sammallahti, Mitch Dobrowner, Steve Fitch, Ernie Button - photo-eye Gallery - January 30th - March 14th <p style="text-align: justify;">photo-eye Gallery is excited to announce a new group exhibition showcasing the stylistic diversity of photo-eye Gallery artists. Featured work will include striking East African animal portraits by Nick Brandt, the atmospheric and sunburned landscapes of Chris McCaw, Pentti Sammallahti&rsquo;s impeccably composed colloquial scenes, the midland tempests of Mitch Dobrowner, Steve Fitch&rsquo;s urbanized American West, and the vivid planetary abstractions of Ernie Button&rsquo;s <em>Vanishing Spirits</em> series &mdash; among others. The Group Show is also the first full scale multi-artist exhibition launched by photo-eye Gallery in its new venue located within Santa Fe&rsquo;s Railyard Arts District, and the gallery is proud to feature a full complement of artists in this dynamic space.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:35:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Andreas Feininger - Monroe Gallery of Photography - February 13th - April 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">Monroe Gallery of Photography is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by by Andreas Feininger. The exhibition opens Friday, February 13 and continues through April 5.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Feininger&rsquo;s pictures of New York in the 1940s and &rsquo;50s helped define, for all time, not merely how a great 20th century city looked, but how it imagined itself and its place in the world. With its traffic-jammed streets, gritty waterfronts, iconic bridges and inimitable skyline, the city assumed the character of a vast, vibrant landscape. Featured in the exhibition are many of Feininger's most iconic New York cityscapes, as well as many other.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Andreas Feininger was born in Paris, educated in the Bauhaus, and trained as an architect and structural engineer. He began using the camera in the early 1920&rsquo;s as a &ldquo;mechanical sketchbook&rdquo; for building designs. Son of the acclaimed artist Lyonel Feininger, Andreas Feininger turned to photography full-time in 1932. Andreas Feininger devoted his life to a full exploration of both the science and art of photography. His creative vision is rooted in the conviction that the camera is superior to the eye, and that the photograph can, and ideally should, portray the world more graphic than reality itself. From his earliest photographs, through two decades as a LIFE magazine photographer, to recent images taken in the 1980&rsquo;s, few photographers in the 20th century have displayed the range of Andreas Feininger. His work is characterized by an unusual sensitivity to form and an extraordinary sense of composition. His photographs reveal hidden structure and beauty in panoramic urban and industrial landscapes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Andreas Feininger died in Manhattan in February 1999. He was 92.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:24:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Emil Bisttram, William Lumpkins, Raymond Jonson, Alfred Morang, Randall Davey - Matthews Gallery - March 6th - March 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">As spring approaches, a particularly vibrant period of New Mexico art history has returned to the spotlight in Santa Fe. Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe Museum&rsquo;s Modernism Made in New Mexico exhibition, New Mexico Museum of Art&rsquo;s renewed emphasis on Southwestern modernists and an array of modernism-themed gallery shows have turned visitors&rsquo; attention to the first half of the 20th century in the Land of Enchantment. It&rsquo;s enough to declare a full-fledged trend, and Matthews Gallery has stepped in to raise the banner. <strong>SPRING OF MODERNISM:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Seminal New Mexico Modernists</strong>, opening at Matthews Gallery on March 6, will tell the stories of artists who put a Southwestern twist on the modernist movement and caught the eye of the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Many New Mexico artists of this period studied under the great European and American modernists. They took this incredible technical skill and turned to a new font of inspiration,&rdquo; says gallery owner Lawrence Matthews. &ldquo;The result was a branch of modernism saturated with the color, culture and spirituality of the Southwest.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The 1913 Armory Show in New York City brought the European modernist movement to the United States. Early American adopters such as Randall Davey and John Sloan participated in the show, and later ventured to the New Mexico. Over the next half century, a variety of East Coast artists would reshape the Taos and Santa Fe art colonies into Western outposts for bold aesthetic innovation. The Taos Moderns, the Transcendental Painting Group (TPG) and other collectives engaged with new developments in the movement, gaining an influential presence on the international art stage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SPRING OF MODERNISM will follow every twist and turn of New Mexico&rsquo;s modernist movement through significant artworks by Sloane, Davey, TPG mavericks Raymond Jonson, Emil Bisttram and William Lumpkins, Taos Moderns such as Louis Ribak and Beatrice Mandelman and other modernists including Alfred Morang, William Vincent Kirkpatrick, Gene Kloss and Janet Lippincott.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;The scope of the show is as ambitious as its title suggests,&rdquo; says Matthews. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re retelling 50 electrifying years of New Mexico modernist history. This exhibition will show you how New Mexico's art community became one of the biggest in the nation.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:22:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list