ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Matrix Fine Art - July 3rd - July 31st <p>Red Dog News and Matrix Fine Art gladly present Image New Mexico 2015. Talented photographers from around the United States submitted photographs taken in New Mexico. Twenty-seven photographers were juried into this year&rsquo;s dynamic exhibition. There are traditional, contemporary, and some pleasantly unexpected images that will make your appreciation and love of this beautiful state grow. Jurors are: Tim Anderson, publisher, Red Dog News, Regina Held, Director, Matrix Fine Art, and Ann Pallesen, Director, Photographic Center NW.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Exhibition dates:</strong> July 3 &ndash; 31, 2015</p> <p><strong>Sneak Preview: </strong>June 30 &ndash; July 2, 2015</p> <p><strong>First Friday Artscrawl Reception: </strong>Friday, July 3, 2015, 5 &ndash; 8 pm</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 19:31:48 +0000 Annell Livingston, Susan Pasquarelli, Suzanne Wiggin - Winterowd Fine Art - June 5th - June 18th Wed, 20 May 2015 08:28:35 +0000 - Ventana Fine Art - June 13th 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 20 May 2015 08:21:51 +0000 - Ventana Fine Art - June 12th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 20 May 2015 08:22:07 +0000 John Axton, Jennifer Davenport - Ventana Fine Art - June 26th - July 8th Wed, 20 May 2015 08:19:29 +0000 Frank Balaam, Angus - Ventana Fine Art - June 12th - June 24th Wed, 20 May 2015 08:17:59 +0000 Robert T. Ritter - Ventana Fine Art - May 22nd - June 10th Wed, 20 May 2015 08:16:42 +0000 Group Show - University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus) - June 5th - August 8th <h4 style="text-align: justify;">A multi-site exhibition at 516 ARTS &amp; UNM Art Museum for <a href="" target="_blank">PhotoSummer 2015</a></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by David Bram, editor and publisher of the online <a title="Fraction Magazine" href="" target="_blank">Fraction Magazine</a>, &nbsp;this multi-site exhibition brings together 45 diverse contemporary photographers, both established and emerging, with 35 artists from across the United States featured at 516 ARTS and 10 international artists featured at UNM Art Museum (from China, France, Japan, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway and the UK). This exhibition is the center of a new season-long photography collaboration called PhotoSummer in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Opening events for Fraction of a Second take place during the Albuquerque weekend of PhotoSummer (June 5 &amp; 6).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fraction Magazine began as a way to broaden exposure for under-recognized work. Since it was launched seven years ago, it has featured portfolios of more than 300 international photographers worldwide. Despite the accessibility and wide reach of an online venue, nothing replaces the experience of seeing a beautiful image printed and up close. The object is supreme.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition catalog for <em>Fraction of a Second</em> is published by Radius Books, and includes essays by Michele Penhall and James Elkins. Penhall says, &ldquo;With a keen and perceptive sense of what makes a good picture, each month Bram presents a handful of engaging and original portfolios by young and/or emerging artists whose work, in almost all instances, has never before been published or seen online. And he does this one image at a time. &hellip;In addition to the contemporary work Bram presents, he has featured work by a number of established and renowned photographers&hellip;This nod to both photography&rsquo;s history and canon provides balance to the very au courant nature of publishing visual work online, as it also no doubt introduces many young and/ or foreign photographers to some of the discipline&rsquo;s significant artists and iconic images.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:14:50 +0000 Leonardo Drew, Sarah Oppenheimer, Marie Watt - SITE Santa Fe - July 18th - October 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">In the summer of 2015, SITE Santa Fe will present the exhibition<em> Unsuspected Possibilities</em>, a collaboration between artists <strong>Leonardo Drew</strong> (b. 1961), <strong>Sarah Oppenheimer</strong> (b. 1972) and <strong>Marie Watt</strong> (b. 1967), and organized by SITE&rsquo;s Curator Janet Dees. The three artists will create new installations that are not only specific to SITE&rsquo;s space but also responsive to each other. <em>The conception of each artist&rsquo;s work is in direct response to the others&rsquo; during the planning stages of the project, and the resulting exhibition is a lively thoughtful interplay unfolding in the galleries in real time</em>. &nbsp;<em>Unsuspected Possibilities</em> will feature architectural interventions into SITE&rsquo;s space by Oppenheimer, as her work will partly serve as the connective tissues between all of the artists&rsquo; installations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This project represents a new collaboration for these artists and provides an opportunity for them to push the boundaries of their practices by working together to create an exhibition that is conceived from the start as a phenomenological unit. They are engaging in an experimental situation which challenges curatorial conventions, but is also in keeping with SITE&rsquo;s tradition of producing new commissions and exploring new directions in exhibition design and curatorial&nbsp;practice.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In their respective practices these artists employ evocative and culturally resonate materials and site-ings to create works that are both conceptual and visceral. Oppenheimer&rsquo;s primary material is the exhibition space itself.&nbsp; Through a series of architectural interventions that she calls &ldquo;holes,&rdquo; Oppenheimer seeks to serialize the different types of interventions that can be made in any given space.&nbsp; Her &ldquo;holes&rdquo; traverse the physical boundaries of the exhibition environment, breaking through walls, floors and other boundaries revealing the proximity of objects and experiences that seem to lie at a distance from one another. Drew is known for evocative abstract sculptures assembled from diverse material including cotton, burned canvas, wood, and found objects, often detritus from the urban environment Marie Watt creates two and three dimensional works in a variety of materials from cornhusks, to reclaimed blankets, and &nbsp;felt, invoking a multiplicity of artistic references and influences ranging from the Bauhaus and Joseph Beuys to Pendleton blankets, and their attendant cultural, historical and social associations. Her process is often collaborative, engaging a network of local participants.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the New York-based Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. This grant is part of the foundation&rsquo;s Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grants initiative, a program that advances the values promoted by the artist and activist Robert Rauschenberg during his lifetime and&nbsp;career.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:08:48 +0000 Janine Antoni, Amy Cutler, Ann Hamilton, Harmony Hammond, Dario Robleto - SITE Santa Fe - July 18th - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Janine Antoni</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Then: </strong>In 1999 Janine Antoni&rsquo;s performative sculpture <em>and</em> was featured in SITE Santa Fe&rsquo;s Third International Biennial <em>Looking for a Place</em>, curated by Rosa Martinez. Antoni&rsquo;s 2002 solo exhibition <em>taught tether teeter</em> was organized by SITE Santa Fe and presented a carefully selected overview of her work from&nbsp;1993-2002.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Now: </strong>SITE presents <em>Honey Baby</em>, a collaboration between Antoni and the choreographer <strong>Stephen Petronio</strong>. This work is the second collaboration between Antoni and Pertronio, the first being <em>Like Lazarus Did</em> (2013), a dance and live art-installation. <em>Honey Baby</em> is a fourteen-minute video inspired by motion in utero, exploring the unique relationship between subject and&nbsp;host.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Amy Cutler</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Then: </strong>In 2011 Janet Dees and Laura Steward organized a solo exhibition of Amy Cutler&rsquo;s meticulously rendered paintings on paper that conjure unusual worlds predominantly inhabited by women. This exhibition traveled to the Art, Design &amp; Architecture Museum University of California, Santa Barbara, where it was expanded by Elyse A.&nbsp;Gonzalez.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Now:</strong> Cutler collaborates with musician <strong>Emily Wells</strong> and hairdresser <strong>Adriana Papaleo</strong> to create an immersive and interactive installation inspired by the aesthetics of Cutler&rsquo;s paintings. Viewers will feel as if they have stepped inside of one of Cutler&rsquo;s compositions, and invited to partake in an interactive sound piece that reflects upon various aspects of &ldquo;unburdening.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Ann Hamilton</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Then: </strong>In 1995, Ann Hamilton presented the video installation <em>SALIC</em> (1995) sited within a train car adjacent to SITE&rsquo;s building. This work was a part of SITE Santa Fe&rsquo;s First International Biennial: <em>Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby</em>, curated by Bruce&nbsp;Ferguson.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Now: </strong>Hamilton presents<em>&nbsp;the common SENSE &middot; the &nbsp;animals &nbsp;(2014-2015), </em> an installation which explores &ldquo;touch&rdquo; as the sense that is common to all animals species. Created from the artist&rsquo;s extensive engagement with the University of Washington&rsquo;s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture&rsquo;s Ornithology collection, for Hamilton, the work is &ldquo;an address to the infinitude and threatened extinctions we share across species &ndash; a <em>lacrimosa</em>, and elegy for a future being lost.&rdquo; It was commissioned by The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington and premiered in early 2015. SITE&rsquo;s exhibition will only be the second time it is&nbsp;presented.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Harmony Hammond </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Then: </strong>Harmony Hammond&rsquo;s 2002 solo exhibition <em>Monster Prints</em>, focused on the artist&rsquo;s monumental monotypes produced during a residency at the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, Massachusetts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Now: </strong>Hammond and <strong>Frances Cape</strong> present <em>Angle of Repose</em>, a collaborative installation that is conceived as a conversation between <em>Foreclosure</em>, Cape&rsquo;s trail of exiled hand-crafted furniture and <em>Flesh Fold #1,</em> Hammond&rsquo;s large layered near-monochrome painting with it&rsquo;s skin pulled back to reveal a rawness underneath that must be covered over with the poultice of paint. &ldquo;Angle of repose&ldquo; is a term used by engineers to describe the steepest angle to which a material can be piled without collapsing. The works of sculptor Cape and painter Hammond reflect on the precarity&mdash;financial, political, social and emotional&mdash;of our&nbsp;lives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Dario Robleto</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Then:</strong> Dario Robleto&rsquo;s poetic sculptures <em>The Melancholic Refuses to Surrender</em> (2003), <em>Men Are the New Women</em> (2002), and <em>Deep Down I don&rsquo;t Believe in Hymns</em> (2001) were included in the 2012 exhibition<em> More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness</em>, curated by Elizabeth Armstrong and organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and SITE Santa&nbsp;Fe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Now: </strong>Robleto presents an installation of works grounded in his collaborations with sound historian <strong>Patrick Feaster</strong> and <strong>Lance Ledbetter of Dust-to-Digital Records.</strong> Over the last several years, Robleto has been engaged in a extended inquiry into the history of the human heartbeat as sound. The exhibition at SITE will hone in on the connection between this work, Feaster&rsquo;s pioneering techniques to &ldquo;playback&rdquo; visual records of the human heartbeat and pulse that pre-date Edison&rsquo;s inventions, and Ledbetter&rsquo;s work with early spirituals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SITE 20/20 is complimented by archival material presented in the SITElab, featuring a rotating selection of video footage from performances and public programs, and photographic documentation of SITE&rsquo;s exhibition history; this segment focuses on the period from&nbsp;1999-2007.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:07:37 +0000 Daniel Martin Diaz, Chris Peters, Robb Rael, Marie Sena - Pop Gallery - July 3rd - July 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">Show opens July 3rd during 1st Friday Artwalk with artists reception during 64th Annual Spanish Market, Friday July 24th 6pm. Showcasing soul stirring works by internationally acclaimed New Brow and Contemporary artists Daniel Martin Diaz, Chris Peters, Robb Rael &amp; Marie Sena.<br /> <br /> From his current series, Diagrams of the Soul DMD notes "What is compelling to me is the magic and mystery in science. The laws of physics are the miracles, Quantum physics is the new witchcraft, and modern chemistry is the new alchemy."-DMD 2015</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:02:57 +0000 - Pop Gallery - June 12th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for food, fun and a sweet artist mingle-good food &amp; art for a great cause!<br /> <br /> POP Gallery will be paired with Santa Fe's Sweet Lily Bakery for the 1st 2 night Edible ART Tour! The Downtown night is Friday the 12th, with Saturday night on Canyon Road. ($35 button gains entry to both nights)</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:17 +0000 Bob Doucette, Geoffrey Gersten - Pop Gallery - June 5th - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring the Art of Bob Doucette &amp; Geoffrey Gersten: Decadence II, Exhibition opens June 5th thru July 3rd. Artist reception Saturday June 27th 6pm. <br /> <br /> Doucette: Once you experience a decadent Bob Doucette painting you'll discover a mix of pop art and high art that will draw you in through explosions of color and keep you enthralled in a surreal atmosphere peppered with characters rooted in pop culture, history, religion and nature. I believe my paintings weave together many inter-related experiences including growing up Catholic and gay with pop icons, dolls and famous works of art. My work often displays an unsettling intersection of childhood and the adult world."-RD<br /> <br /> Gersten: My influences are as a "great cloud of witnesses," a family of historical personalities: surrealist imagery, the gem-like quality and intense beauty of Bosch's hell paintings. Andrew Wyeth's quiet despair, Caravaggio's dramatic entourage, Rogier van der Weyden's passion and tears; Leonardo da Vinci's excellence, Rembrandt's heartsick truth, Odd Nerdrum's strange mysteries; a dash of Philip C Curtis, Titian, Andrea Mantegna, and Albrecht Durer. Painting is who I am. There was always something in me that was going to grow into an artist, and I declare, it is an immense gift instilled within me by no other than Almighty God.-GG</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:58:40 +0000 Datus Myers, William Vincent Kirkpatrick, William Lumpkins, Beatrice Mandelman - Matthews Gallery - June 12th - June 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">New Mexico&rsquo;s endless vistas offer an opportunity and a challenge to artists. Matthews Gallery looks back at legendary artists&rsquo; attempts to capture and reimagine the High Desert horizon, from early Santa Fe and Taos art colonists including <strong><a href=";NewID=3780" target="_blank">Datus Myers</a></strong> and <strong><a href="" target="_blank">William Vincent Kirkpatrick</a></strong>, to modernists including <strong><a href="" target="_blank">William Lumpkins</a></strong> and <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Beatrice Mandelman</a></strong>, who evoked the spirit of the landscape through the language of abstraction.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">WIDENING THE HORIZON&nbsp;opens with a special reception on Friday, June 12&nbsp;from 5-7 pm. Learn more about this exhibition on the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Matthews Gallery blog</a></strong>.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:05:13 +0000 Tommy Macaione, John McHugh, Alfred Morang, Hilaire Hiler - Matthews Gallery - June 4th - June 10th <p style="text-align: justify;">This special exhibition features rare artifacts of legendary New Mexico artists alongside their work, giving visitors insight into the complex process of conceptualizing, mixing and applying color. Visitors will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view Tommy Macaione&rsquo;s paint palette,<a href="" target="_blank"> John McHugh</a>&rsquo;s brushes, <a href="" target="_blank">Alfred Morang</a>&rsquo;s notes on color, Hilaire Hiler&rsquo;s color wheel and other behind-the-scenes ephemera from Santa Fe private collections. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">THE ARTIST'S TOOLKIT&nbsp;opens with a special reception on Friday, June 5&nbsp;from 5-7 pm. Learn more about this exhibition on the <a href="" target="_blank">Matthews Gallery blog</a>.</p> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:03:16 +0000 Rick Stevens - Hunter Kirkland Contemporary - June 26th - July 19th Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:51 +0000