ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 - Canyon Road Contemporary Art - February 1st, 2013 - March 1st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Collaborate with Us! Plus, free chocolate!!</b><br /><br /> For the Entire Month of February, 2013, we will host a collaborative public art event called, <b>“The Heart Collective”</b>. <br />We want <b>YOU</b> to come in and write a sentence about YOUR greatest moment of Love directly onto an original 36” x 36” acrylic painting of a heart, titled, “The Heart Collective: 2013” by Tanner Lawley!<br /> The resulting piece will be personal recollections by the public around the artist’s expressionistic painting, on the same canvas!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The finished painting will be available in March for purchase, along with 30"x30" limited edition giclees on canvas. In addition to the collaboration, the local chocolatier, C.G. Higgins, will offer a $60 gift certificate to one winning participant in “The Heart Collective”, to be announced on March 1st, 2013.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:03:13 +0000 Michelle Blade - Center for Contemporary Art - January 18th, 2013 - February 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">San Francisco-based artist <strong>Michelle Blade</strong> has made one painting a day for the entirety of 2012. As a daily meditation on her relationship with painting and with the apocalyptic Mayan prophecies surrounding 2012, Blade's work investigates themes of ritual and prophecy, the real and unreal, as well as a universal yearning to connect with the unfamiliar. Blade's solo exhibition <em>Making Light of It</em> features the debut of all 366 apocalypse paintings, alongside new sculptural works, as a triumphant New Year proclamation.</p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:04:14 +0000 - Center for Contemporary Art - January 18th, 2013 - February 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Warriors: A Love Story</em> is an evening-length multimedia performance by <strong>ARCOS Dance</strong> exploring humanity's potential for acts of profound destruction and creation. The show is inspired by the lives of J. Glenn Gray, a Colorado philosophy professor and WWII veteran whose book on modern battle remains highly relevant to this day, and his wife Ursula, a German survivor of the Allied bombing of Dresden, whose passion throughout her life was dance. The visceral, athletic choreography of <strong>Curtis Uhlemann</strong> and <strong>Erica Gionfriddo</strong>, and an original script, music, and video by <strong>Eliot Gray Fisher</strong>, grandson of J. Glenn and Ursula, chronicle the search for understanding the complexity of a history that we must not forget.</p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:06:28 +0000 Natalie Smith - Center for Contemporary Art - February 1st, 2013 - March 10th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring new work by Albuquerque-based artist <strong>Natalie Smith</strong>, <em>Alone Together</em> is an exploration of the relationships between people and objects and between objects themselves. Non-traditional textile-like paintings are collaged, arranged, and grouped on the wall. Their sculptural presentation calls into question the intuitive process of collecting, combining, displaying, and organizing, the activities and patterns that make up the fabric of our lives.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 09:32:35 +0000 Ronald Davis - Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard) - January 25th, 2013 - February 25th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">An exhibition of new work<b><i> </i></b>by <b>Ronald Davis, <i>Pixel Dust Renderings 2012,</i></b><i> </i>will open at <b>Charlotte Jackson Fine Art</b> on <b>January 25 </b>and extend through <b>February 25.</b>  An <b>Opening</b> <b>Reception</b> will be held on <b>Friday, January 25 </b>from <b>5-7 p.m.</b>  The gallery is located in the <b>Railyard Arts District</b> at<b> 554 South Guadalupe Street.</b> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the late 1980’s Ronald Davis was one of the very first to create 3-D digital artworks, guaranteeing his place as an innovator in the field of computer-aided fine art. The depicted deep space in his work is inspired by the Renaissance perspective of Paolo Uccello and the perspective studies of Duchamp, the galactic drips and splatters of Jackson Pollock, the striated canyons of Clyfford Still, and the push-pull of Hans Hoffman. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artworks in the <i>Pixel Dust Renderings</i> series were conceived and executed from mid-2011 through 2012. “Pixel Dust” is the artist’s term for a concept of his medium: Particles of light energy (photons) rendered in a composition and viewed at the speed of light on electronic devices. They are virtual three-dimensional graphics – not photographs – created using software and hardware similar to that used by Pixar 3-D animators. Each original image is modeled in Maxon Cinema 4D and rendered using VRAYforC4D Rendersystem running on a Mac Pro 8-core Intel Xeon processor (2008). Adobe Photoshop CS6 is used in post-production. The image is then heat-fused in a photographic dye-sublimation print process onto prepared aluminum using 125-year archival pigments, and set into one inch-deep mounting frames. </p> <p>Davis has been exhibiting his work since 1963 and has had over 65 one-man shows and countless group exhibitions in major galleries and museums worldwide. He continues to live and work at his studio near Taos, New Mexico.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:45:25 +0000 Eric Zammitt - David Richard Gallery - December 28th, 2012 - February 9th, 2013 <p><em>Material Distillation</em>, Eric Zammitt’s first solo exhibition at David Richard Gallery, includes a selection of paintings and sculptures made of acrylic plastic. More specifically, they are comprised of thousands of individual square pieces of cut acrylic plastic in various combinations and arrays that, when assembled and polished, create spectacular geometric patterns, rhythms and abstract imagery. Beyond the physicality and process of Zammitt’s paintings and sculptures, his art making practice is more about color, light and energy, not only from formal perspectives, but to evoke a sense of nature and one’s emotions and spirituality.<br /><br />Eric Zammitt has had many solo exhibitions and his work included in numerous group exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Riverside, Houston, Santa Fe and Pusan, Korea. His artwork is in many private and public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA. Recently, he completed a commission of a permanent four-story window installation created for Community Redevelopment Agency with Meta Housing Corporation for the Adams/Central Mixed Use Development, Los Angeles, CA. His exhibitions have been reviewed in the <em>Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Coagula Art Journal</em> and <em>THE Magazine</em>.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:55:45 +0000 Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg - David Richard Gallery - December 28th, 2012 - February 9th, 2013 <p>David Richard Gallery is pleased to debut in the US, exciting new sculptures created by Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, the husband and wife team from Europe. Their newest sculptures are mobiles made of blown and cold-worked, cut glass suspended from metal rods that turn effortlessly along the long axis and the perpendicular side axes. The spherical, elliptical and torpedo shapes of the individual glass elements harken back modernist tendencies and astral representations of orbiting planets and the cosmos. The artists uniquely combine the Swedish method of layering colors of glass with battuto, the Muranese technique of deeply cutting into the glass, revealing not only the colors beneath, but bringing each piece to life by increasing the transparency of the medium and harnessing the surrounding light.  The exhibition will also feature new &lt;I&gt;Guardian&lt;/i&gt; sculptures, boat sculptures and vessels.<br /><br />In the past fourteen months, Baldwin and Guggisberg concluded two major museum exhibitions spanning multiple decades of their artwork with a focus on their latest endeavors, <em>A Journey of Beginnings - Glass by Monica Guggisberg and Philip Baldwin</em>. The presentations were at the Musée Ariana in Geneva, Switzerland and the second, which featured one of their newest mobile sculptures and just closed December 2, 2012 was at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. Many of the artworks from these exhibitions will be included in this exhibition at David Richard Gallery.<br /><br />Artwork of Baldwin and Guggisberg is included in the permanent collections of over 31 museums throughout the US, Europe and Middle East, including American Craft Museum (New York), Musée Ariana (Genève), Musée des arts décoratifs (Paris), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, VA), Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), Denver Art Museum, Die Neue Sammlung (München), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), Houston Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), Indianapolis Museum of Art, Museo del vetro (Murano), Swiss National Collection of Applied Art and The Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH). The couple has had numerous solo exhibitions and their art has been included in many group shows and art fair presentations throughout the world during their prestigious career. They live and work in Paris, France and regularly travel to Murano, Italy to perform the battuto technique and complete the creation of their spectacular sculptures.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:00:16 +0000 Wall Batterton - David Richard Gallery - December 28th, 2012 - February 9th, 2013 <p>Aluminum paint on canvas and paper supports featuring his famous drips. Reductive palettes and compositions, yet with impasto drips and painterly touch, a bit of humor in imagery and titles.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:03:31 +0000 Georgia O'Keeffe - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - May 11th, 2012 - May 5th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">“When I got to New Mexico that was mine. As soon as I saw it, that was my country. It fitted to me exactly.”<br />- Georgia O’Keeffe 1977<br /><br /> The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is delighted to present “Georgia O’Keeffe and The Faraway: Nature and<br />Image,” which opens on May 11, 2012. This exhibition is the first to demonstrate how the beauty and elegance of O’Keeffe’s paintings were prompted by the intimacy of her ongoing experiences with the Southwest’s natural forms, especially because of the camping trips she made to remote areas.<br /><br />The exhibition will be on view until May 5, 2013, and includes drawings and paintings inspired by the beauty of the painted desert surrounding O’Keeffe’s house at Ghost Ranch, which she purchased in 1940, and by the camping and rafting trips she made. Highlights of the exhibition include O’Keeffe’s paintings, photographs made by others of places she camped, and a recently made photographic panorama of the “Black Place” that establishes a context for the exhibition’s reconstruction of a site where O’Keeffe and her friend Maria Chabot camped in 1944. This includes the tent the two pitched, their lanterns, camping stools, and cooking equipment from the camping gear Chabot bequeathed to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum at her death, in 2001.<br /><br />“O’Keeffe had been passionate about nature since childhood, but living amidst the astonishing beauty of the Ghost Ranch landscape, and making camping and rafting trips in the Southwest allowed her to form an immediate and personal relationship with the area through which she realized her independent spirit and sense of adventure,” said Barbara Buhler Lynes, Curator, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.<br /><br />As O’Keeffe herself pointed out, in 1943, “Such a beautiful–untouched lonely feeling place – such a fine part of what I call the ‘faraway.’ It is a place I have painted before but I wanted to do again - and even now I must do again.”<br /><br /><br /></p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 01:50:02 +0000 Group Show - James Kelly Contemporary - December 28th, 2012 - March 2nd, 2013 Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:32:17 +0000 Nolan Winkler, Brian Kluge, Anthony Hall, Diane McGregor, Bill Gilbert, Michael Berman - Las Cruces Museum of Art - February 1st, 2013 - April 6th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Works by multiple artists whose works are influenced by the elements of the New Mexico landscape- earth, sky, water, etc. Exhibiting artists are Nolan Winkler, Brian Kluge, Anthony Hall, Diane McGregor, Bill Gilbert and Michael Berman.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:22:25 +0000 Group Show - LewAllen Galleries (Railyard) - November 23rd, 2012 - March 27th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">LewAllen's Winter Group Show, on view at our Railyard gallery, features seasonally appropriate work from some of the gallery's most popular artists. A variety of mediums-including oil, acrylic, and egg tempura on canvas, blown and sculpted glass, and sculpture-offer a glimpse of LewAllen's extensive fine art offerings.</span></p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:23:07 +0000 Phillip Peterson - Matrix Fine Art - February 1st, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p>Now almost 80 years of age, Phil Peterson will show selected paintings and prints from the 1950s to the present. He grew up near the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Hanford Atomic Project</span> in Washington State overlooking an ever expanding forest of power lines, huge towers and fences with barbed wire over the top.</p> <p> </p> <p>It is no surprise that this view found its way into his images. Phil Peterson’s work, although essentially abstract, has always been rife with fences and rows of power poles that buzzed in the night. Those shapes are still in his work – marching across the landscape.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:34:14 +0000 Ann Morton - Modified Arts - January 18th, 2013 - February 10th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Living by sheer circumstance through events large and small, over time we envelope ourselves with the shroud of our cultural influences.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thru the filter of my own experience as a white female born in1950′s America, I explore themes of assumed entitlements, homogenization, marginalization, and human obsolescence – social divides we’ve come to accept as normal cultural paradigms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In questioning this acceptance, I recognize the insignificant – marginalized found objects and disenfranchised people. Driven by a desire to make right, the exhibition reflects my own handwork, but also orchestrates handwork of homeless individuals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this inaugural season, and after our experience of last 4 years of a historic administration, this show presents an examination of our place in history, our sense of lost entitlement and contemplates how we’ve become a product of our society’s headlines.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The work in this exhibition exploits traditional fiber techniques as conceptual tools for aesthetic, social<br /> communication to examine a society of which we are all a part – as bystanders, participants, victims and perpetrators.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:20:37 +0000 Sid Avery - Monroe Gallery of Photography - February 1st, 2013 - March 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Monroe Gallery of Photography, 112 Don Gaspar, is pleased to announce a major exhibition of photographs by Sid Avery, concurrent with the publication of the new book of the same title. Sid Avery: The Art of the Hollywood Snapshot opens with a public reception on Friday, February 1, from 5 - 7 PM. The exhibition will continue through March 24. <br /><br /> James Dean on the set of Rebel Without a Cause; Audrey Hepburn on her bike with her pet dog in tow; Marlon Brando taking out the garbage; Rock Hudson emerging from the shower; Elizabeth Taylor soaking up the sun. These are just a few of the myriad of iconic images for which Sid Avery is responsible. <br /><br /> The renowned photographer was one of the greatest names working in Hollywood from the 1940s to 1960s and became known for his candid portraits of the stars. He made history as the only photographer to shoot both the original 1960 cast of Ocean's Eleven and the 2001 remake, recreating his iconic group shot around the pool table. Avery was also responsible for establishing the Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive. This exhibition been produced in association with the photographer's son, Ron, with full access granted to the depths of the archive and includes many rare prints signed by Sid Avery. This complete anthology of Avery's work includes outtakes and contact sheets, with over half of the material never-before-seen, and is presented concurrent with the publication of a sumptuous new book that is a long overdue tribute to his prolific talent. The book is available from the gallery.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:41:42 +0000 Brenda Croft, Tom Jones, Greg Staats, Anna Tsouhlarakis - Museum of Contemporary Native Arts - January 19th, 2013 - May 12th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Thicker Than Water</em> is an exhibition featuring the work of four lens-based artists addressing the complexities of family, biography and community that intersect through blood and memory.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is supported by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 04:45:59 +0000