ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Jenny Honnert Abell, Holly Roberts - Turner Carroll Gallery - October 16th - November 3rd <p style="text-align: center;" align="center">Turner Carroll Gallery presents Jenny Honnert Abell in an exhibition celebrating the beautifully bizarre, the joy of creativity, and the importance of imagination&hellip; with an introductory feature of our newest artist, Holly Roberts!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Santa Fe, NM</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;While it is my foremost intention to construct work that is immediately pleasing, an element is always present identifying the underlying truth of unfairness and inequality in life that touches us all.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">-Jenny Honnert Abell.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If the role of the artist is to bring beauty into the world, to reflect the state of our society, and also to help us see more deeply into the workings of our souls, hearts, and minds; then Jenny Honnert Abell succeeds brilliantly. She taps into the sublime beauty of her own inner world, and brings this imagery up from the ether for all of us to relate to. Chances are, by facing these images, we can relate to her work with parts of our own inner realities. Jenny summons the subconscious with her combination of worlds, and brings psychologically complex and beautiful imagery to life in her works. She transforms false eyelashes into haloes, leather glove fingers into tree tendrils, and dryer lint into luxurious fur to create otherworldly fantasies. Jenny also celebrates the beauty of the bizarre. She loves anything new and unusual, typical of those who are highly creative. Her works are beautiful, and they are also delightfully unique. Her work will cause one to think past any surface level aesthetic, as all of her pieces contain a fragment of something strangely wonderful.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In addition to Jenny&rsquo;s exhibition, we are featuring work by our newest artist, Holly Roberts. Holly is well known in New Mexico, and her works are in museum collections throughout the country as well as internationally abroad. Both Holly and Jenny combine images and materials from the natural and fabricated worlds within their works. Holly uses photos of hair, vegetation, etc., combined with her own painted backgrounds, and assembles these pieces into part animal, part human figures, as a sort of contemporary totem.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For more information, visit our website: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, contact Tonya Turner Carroll at, or call the gallery at 505.986.9800.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Quick Artist Bios: Jenny Honnert Abell and Holly Roberts</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Jenny&rsquo;s collage work began in 1995 when she could no longer fight off the oppressive urge she felt to make pictures out of the harvest of years of scavenging.&nbsp; A hunger to combine these images and textures lying all over her studio initially drove her imagination to create unintentional plant-like forms. As these &ldquo;flowers&rdquo; emerged, her own language of formality developed, and exploring her obsession for meticulous detail was being satisfied. The relentless seduction that materials have had on her, have found a worthy purpose. Jenny&rsquo;s appreciation of Ellsworth Kelly&rsquo;s way of seeing things contributed to the way she transforms visual observations into her work. There is architecture and construction. Jenny&rsquo;s father was an architect and his drafts on tracing paper, as well as later watercolor fragments, have shown up in several of her pieces.&nbsp; There is homage to fine craft. Hand-formed clay elements, stitching, and quilting are a constant in her work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Holly Roberts, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earned an M.F.A. from Arizona State University, Tempe, in 1981. Her pieces are nationally and internationally exhibited and have been published in three monographs. She twice received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.&nbsp; She currently lives and works in Corrales, New Mexico with her husband, Robert Wilson. Roberts works intuitively, painting an abstract painting on a panel before applying her signature photo fragments. She uses muted colors of paint and black-and-white photographs to create images that are filled with humor, irony and mythology. Her metamorphic beings illustrate archetypal emotional or dream states, although her subject matter has expanded from the internal to a wider worldview, touching on religion, technology and the environment.&nbsp; Robert&rsquo;s art is bold, a bit brash, and almost always irreverent.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:15:08 +0000