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 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 Judy Chicago - David Richard Gallery - February 15th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <p>David Richard Gallery is pleased to present, <em>Woven and Stitched</em>, a solo exhibition of selected textiles by artist <strong>Judy Chicago</strong> that were created from 1983 through 2000 and part of <em>Birth Project</em> and <em>Resolutions for the Millennium: A Stitch In Time</em>. These works examine not only birth, but how we can live as human beings in a global community by taking a new look at old proverbs and words of wisdom—a thought provoking collection of powerful images and texts.<br /><br />Chicago’s feminist work, writing, teaching and artistic practice has elevated women and their voices in the arts, and culturally as well. She celebrates through her textile work those art-making practices that are frequently misunderstood and considered craft, low art or feminine domestic activities by incorporating them in her monumental projects that examine and critique topics of global importance, such as creation, human rights and dignity. She frequently utilizes weaving, embroidery, appliqué, quilting, beading and other textile practices in her major theme-based projects, including <em>The Dinner Party, Birth Project, PowerPlay, Holocaust Project</em> and <em>Resolutions for the Millennium: A Stitch In Time</em>. Emphasizing participation and collaboration in the art-making practice imbues her protest-based artwork with solidarity. Chicago’s artwork is strategic with a long-term view and life-long commitment to creating and implementing change, not for only women, but for everyone who feels as though they are powerless and in the category of “other”.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:30:32 +0000 June Wayne - David Richard Gallery - February 15th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <p>David Richard Gallery is pleased to present, <em><strong>The Tapestries: Forces of Nature and Beyond</strong></em>, a solo exhibition celebrating the glorious tapestries and life of the multi-media artist <strong>June Wayne</strong>. The gallery exclusively represents and will offer for sale for the first time in several decades the 16 hand-woven tapestries produced from 1970 through 1974 in France by the legendary artist June Wayne. The tapestries were based upon lithographs produced by Wayne, featuring her contemporary images in a historic medium and artistic practice. Centered around three technology-based themes of interest to Wayne: waves, DNA and the cosmos, the tapestries were most recently exhibited in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago, J<em>une Wayne's Narrative Tapestries: Tidal Waves, DNA, and the Cosmos</em>, November 3, 2010–May 15, 2011.<br /><br />June Wayne was a painter, lithographer, writer and filmmaker. She was best known for establishing the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in the early 1960s and reviving lithography in the US as a critical form of art making. Wayne always pushed the edges of the envelope and loved to explore alternative materials, supports and artistic practices that had been overlooked, forgotten or not critically considered by others.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:35:00 +0000 Paul Reed - David Richard Gallery - February 15th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013 <p>The newest work by Paul Reed, the Washington D.C.-based artist and founding member of the Washington Color School, goes back to his roots of stain painting in the 1960s. The work consists of bright acrylic paint on fast-drying muslin, unstretched and designed to be hung in windows backlit with sunlight like a stained glass window. Reed’s work changes about every decade, with these stained and unstretched paintings the latest in his six decade-long history of studying color through the interplay between surface and light.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:38:30 +0000 Group Show - Eight Modern - February 10th, 2013 - April 6th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Eight Modern is pleased to announce the exhibition <i>Year of the Snake</i>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In honor of the Chinese New Year, <i>Year of the Snake</i> celebrates the snake, whether literally, linearly, or through associations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Chinese New Year, which fell on February 10 this year, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. The snake is the sixth of the twelve animals that make up the Chinese zodiac.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Within the Chinese zodiac, the time in the cycle in which a person is born is seen as influencing their personality and events in their life. A person born in the year of the snake is said to be intelligent, rational, ambitious and good with money, but also jealous and materialistic.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition, however, takes as its focus not the zodiacal, but the visual qualities of the snake. The creature’s undulating body is evoked through meandering serpentine lines, the texture of reptilian flesh, the habitats in which it lurks, and its phallic associations.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fourteen artists are featured in this exhibition, including Alexander Calder, Ming Fay, Tony Fitzpatrick, Flor Garduño, Fay Ku, Katherine Lee, David X Levine, Robert Mangold, Siobhan McBride, René Peña, Clayton Porter, Erika Wanenmacher and Todd Ryan White.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:25:18 +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 Annie Leibovitz - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - February 15th, 2013 - May 5th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this exhibition charts a new direction for one of America’s best-known living photographers; unlike her staged and carefully lit portraits made on assignment for magazines and advertising clients, the photographs in this exhibition were taken simply because Leibovitz was moved by the subject. She made two separate trips to New Mexico to photograph O’Keeffe’s home in Abiquiu, the landscape at The Ghost Ranch and the “Black Place,” and in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum vault.<br /><br /> The photographs, while not containing people, are in a certain sense portraits of subjects that have shaped Leibovitz’s distinctly American view of her cultural inheritance. Visiting the homes of iconic figures, including O’Keeffe, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Pete Seeger and Elvis Presley, as well as places such as Niagara Falls, Walden Pond, Old Faithful and the Yosemite Valley, she let her instincts and intuitions guide her to related subjects—hence the title “Pilgrimage.” The images speak in a commonplace language to the photographer’s curiosity about the world she inherited, spanning landscapes both dramatic and quiet, interiors of living rooms and bedrooms, and objects that are talismans of past lives. <br /><br /> The exhibition, which includes photographs taken between April 2009 and May 2011, is making a national tour to 8 museums (a full list and dates can be found <a href="" title="">here</a>), which opened in January 2012 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. <br /><br /> “Annie Leibovitz’s <em>Pilgrimage</em> is much like Georgia O’Keeffe’s work in that it captures a place in time with such evocative power and emotion that you cannot help but feel the connection, the deep sense of place,” said Rob Kret, Director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. “We are honored to have her work here and feel that it truly commemorates and compliments the ongoing ‘Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image’ exhibition with paintings and photographs of O’Keeffe’s most beloved and inspiring locations in the Southwest.”<br /><br /> “From the beginning, when I was watching my children stand mesmerized over Niagara Falls, this project was an exercise in renewal,” said Leibovitz. “It taught me to see again.”<br /><br />  “Pilgrimage” is an evocative and deeply personal statement by a photographer whose career now spans more than 40 years, encompassing a broad range of subject matter, history and stylistic influences. Together the pictures show Leibovitz at the height of her powers, unfettered by the demands of her career and pondering how photographs, including her own, shape a narrative of history that informs the present.
<br /><br /> <strong>THE LECTURE: </strong>Leibovitz will discuss her work Tuesday, February 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe. Tickets will be available at <a href="" title=""></a> or<br /><br /> <strong>THE BOOK:</strong> The accompanying book, published by Random House, which includes photographs, also includes an introduction by noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. <em>Pilgrimage </em>is available for purchase ($50) at bookstores nationwide and the museum’s store.
 <br /><br /></p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 06:48:46 +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 Geoffrey Gersten - Modified Arts - February 15th, 2013 - March 7th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Modified Arts is proud to present the work of Geoffrey Gersten, an American Surrealist. Though he is a Phoenix native, his paintings often draw from rural, Midwestern themes. Gersten’s work is approachable and new, often taking familiar settings and pushing them further to create tension in imagery and prompt self-reflection. He has a rare gift for creating depth within his work, often leaving viewers haunted by a more complex story beyond his blissful surface characters.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“The Days We Left Behind” is a solo exhibition featuring 13 of Gersten’s original works.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibit focuses on the chaos and spontaneous upheaval that accompany personal and societal conflict. The included works draw inspiration from iconic events in American history with details of the World Wars, the atomic bomb, and even President Obama. The work elegantly layers tumultuous settings with the internal struggles of its characters and masterfully juxtaposes images of childhood serenity and war. The power of this exhibit stems from the delicate combination of beauty, destruction, and hope… seemingly disparate themes forming an intrigue that is uniquely Gersten.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition opens Third Friday February 15th and will hang thru March 9th<br /> Art Detour: March 2 and 3, 2013</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:57:18 +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