ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/show en-us 40 Susan Contreras, Dallin Maybee, Andrea Peterson, Robb Rael, Ed Sandoval, Suzanne Wiggin, Lorenzo Chavez, Kay Walking Stick, Holly Wilson - Blue Rain Gallery - April 1st, 2013 - April 30th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Over our 20 years in business, Blue Rain Gallery has made it a point to keep track of artists whose artwork we admire and feel is of exceptional and unique quality, even though they are not currently on our permanent roster. As such, we decided to pursue our first Invitational Show of visiting artists, to be featured during the month of April 2013, with an artist reception on Friday, April 5th, from 5 to 7pm. <br /><br /> <br />True to the gallery’s vision of presenting diversity in the arts, this premier Invitational Show will debut nine artists, working across a variety of media including paintings, works on paper, and sculptures. Blue Rain Gallery is proud to introduce them each: Lorenzo Chavez (regional landscape pastels), Susan Contreras (figurative/allegorical paintings), Dallin Maybee (works on paper), Andrea Peterson (paintings), Robb Rael (figurative &amp; landscape gouaches), Ed Sandoval (regional landscape paintings), Kay Walkingstick (works on paper), Suzanne Wiggin (landscape paintings), and Holly Wilson (sculptures and mixed media). <br /> <br />These artists are dynamic and experienced, each one presenting a distinctly personal view of nature, the landscape, and humanity. It should come as no surprise that most of these artists have been well-recognized in their fields, their artwork having garnered long lists of awards and inclusions in prestigious museum exhibitions and permanent collections. <br /> <br />We invite you to discover these artists at our ground-breaking show here at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM this upcoming April.</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:52:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Billy Joe Miller - Center for Contemporary Art - March 9th, 2013 - April 14th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Collaborating with an array of musicians, Albuquerque-based artist Billy Joe Miller presents the second installment of a larger project that investigates the four seasons through sound and art. For Miller, spring is a time of urgent newness, raw beginnings, cycles, movement and wind. Through mixed media, a live concert and a special edition CD, <em>Revival</em> explores the many layers of vernal temperament. Musical collaborations with: A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Twig Palace, Jordan O'Jordan, Danny Paul Grody, Pillars and Tongues, Hedia and others.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 08:25:55 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Miguel Arzabe - Center for Contemporary Art - March 15th, 2013 - April 21st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Miguel Arzabe's</strong> work is an intimate exploration of deep influences arising from his Bolivian heritage, his ancestors, and their legends. <em>El otoño mío es tu primavera (my autumn is your spring)</em>combines new video and painting in an installation that references the spatial distance, the subjective understanding, and the unrelenting passage of time that exists between two homes in different hemispheres.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>On two occasions, CCA will screen two new films by Miguel Arzabe.</strong> Opening night: March 15, 6-8pm in the CCA Studio, April 21, 4pm: Join Miguel and his father as they discuss the process of making <em>Leyendas del Altiplano</em>, and share additional stories, legends, and family tales.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Full Moon Over Galisteo</strong>, 2012, is a quiet meditation on the struggle for connection and understanding. Filmed in the desert outside the village of Galisteo, home to Lucy Lippard, author of the influential compilation on conceptual art "The Dematerialization of the Art Object," this piece is an homage to new forms of art-making.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Leyendas del Altiplano</strong>, 2013, is a personal reinterpretation of an indigenous legend told to the artist's grandfather while working as a teacher in the Altiplano in the 1940s. He wrote and illustrated a compilation of these legends which provide the basis for this project. Featuring contributions from the artist's extended family and illustrations and photographs from Bolivian books, this short film tells the story of mountain gods who are tricked into bloody war over a beautiful woman.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 08:31:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list William Metcalf - Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard) - March 29th, 2013 - April 30th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;" class="pJustified">You are in a changed space. The intricately folded transparent planes of color could very well be drawn directly onto the gallery walls, erasing the notion of "a painting." The white of the walls ceases to appear flat while the drawings hover in the space in front of or sink into the depths of the wall itself. With utterly deceptive simplicity, William Metcalf's new series of works, Mindspace, defy the eye-triggering alternating shifts of perception within the viewer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="pJustified">The aptly named Mindspace pieces are a departure from Metcalf's earlier work using sculptural forms projecting from the wall to explore three-dimensionality and shifts in perspective. With this new series Metcalf has returned to the two-dimensional - but without sacrificing his exploration of perception-shifts. The pieces, graphite and acrylic on DiBond cut out to the shape of their drawn perimeters, are relentlessly flat in their form. However, the drawn geometrical shapes (interlocking, transparent planes) clearly suggest three-dimensionality, though without the use of perspective. The pieces present a sort of visual conundrum - simultaneously it is clear to us that the piece is entirely flat and yet the look of the lines and shapes imply three-dimensionality. The blinking shift which happens when the viewer looks at a piece, seeing flatness and then seeing depth, takes place entirely inside the mind of the viewer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="pJustified">For Metcalf, the questions which emerged and engaged artists from the Modernist era are essential principles which continue to inform and direct his work. Issues of non-objectivity, flatness, and figure-ground relationships form the architecture around which Metcalf has explored what he terms his, "career-long quest," to answer one question: "What else can I do with painting?" With the Mindspace paintings Metcalf has returned to drawing and to the conscious flatness which is quintessential to painting as a medium.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="pJustified">In fact it is a paradox of these works that the flatness actually works as a part of the shivering illusion of three-dimensionality. Standing in front of one of the Mindspace pieces, something relaxes in the eye and suddenly the flat drawn planes appear to unfold, to unpack themselves, accordioning out into space. But with another moment that illusion winks out of existence and the eye clearly sees flat lines on flat space. The viewer's mind is not allowed to rest comfortably in either position and this insistence is a key to what is so arresting about the pieces. As Metcalf says of his work, "the medium has always been the message." The sense of insistence in these works involves more than just the notion of space and surface, there is a demand inherent within the works themselves that the viewer sees and understands these pieces for exactly what they are, which is to say - paintings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="pJustified">Finally there is a fresh cleanness of line and form that defines these new works. The forms and colors are elegant, simple, and yet deeply alluring. Part of this may be linked to Metcalf's return to his early love, drawing, though he now uses an iPad to sketch, rather than a pad of paper. As Metcalf says, "There is a great deal of love inherent in the creation of an interesting line."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="pJustified">Just as the title suggests, Mindspace demands that viewers come ready to engage. Each piece, a small paradox of its own, offers the viewer the opportunity to explore not only line, color, surface, space - but to investigate the relationship between eye and mind, object and subject, art and perception.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:25:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Renate Aller, Daniel Brice, Katherine Chang Liu, Michele Mikesell, Colleen Drake, Bonnie Bishop - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art - March 28th, 2013 - April 27th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Our "Spring Thaw" group show will include new work by Renate Aller, Daniel Brice, Katherine Chang Liu, and Michele Mikesell, as well as work from a selection of guest artists.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chiaroscuro presents its fourth annual <em>Spring Thaw</em> group show, featuring an eclectic selection of new artwork from represented gallery artists and new guest artists. Work from represented artists includes wall sculpture by <strong>Chip Dunahugh</strong>, mixed media abstract paintings by <strong>Katherine Chang Liu</strong>, and several new figurative oil paintings by <strong>Michele Mikesell</strong> from her series <em>Freezing the Octopus</em>. <strong>Mikesell</strong> explains: "It is common practice in the Mediterranean to freeze an octopus prior to culinary preparation.  The act of freezing it breaks up the internal fibers and tenderizes it for consumption." <strong>Mikesell</strong> extends the metaphor by revisiting historical events and reinterpreting the imagery for the contemporary eye.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Furthermore, we are pleased to introduce two long time Santa Fe artists <strong>Colleen Drake</strong> and <strong>Bonnie Bishop</strong>. <strong>Drake</strong> debuts a grouping of powerful large-scale gestural abstractions in blue. We discovered this incredible body of work this winter and are pleased to be the first Santa Fe gallery to show the "blue paintings."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><strong>Bishop</strong> will present large-scale color photographs of her <em>Windows</em> series in which she seeks to convey "the mystery behind the parted curtain".  Taken during a recent visit to Kyoto, Japan, these subtle images come alive with multiple layers of color and texture, transcending the photographic medium to read as brilliant abstractions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:25:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Tom Martinelli - David Richard Gallery - March 29th, 2013 - May 4th, 2013 <p><em>Out of Register, 1993-1998</em>, the first solo exhibition for Tom Martinelli at David Richard Gallery, features a selection of paintings and works on paper created in New York from 1993 to 1998. This work is comprised of painted circles, or dots, of uniform size and regular all over grid patterns with many layers of color applied one on top of the other. While the pattern may suggest a rigid process, the layers of color are not entirely uniform and often outside of the grid, hence there is a blurring of the circular boundaries with subtle layers of more translucent colors out of registration. The process employed by the artist creates not only a series of striking patterns that appear black and white with optical effects from a distance, but also beautiful and interesting colors, both inside and outside the dots, and raised surfaces when viewed up close. There is something reductive and elegant about Martinelli’s paintings, a simple circular form repeated in a regular pattern, but through his painstaking process and passion for and control of color, he imbues them with a complexity that challenges the viewer, holding our attention and drawing us in closer to realize and experience the radiant color underneath the apparent black and white facades from a distance.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:41:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Phillis Ideal - David Richard Gallery - March 29th, 2013 - May 4th, 2013 <p><em>Overlap</em>, the first solo exhibition for Phillis Ideal at David Richard Gallery, features selections of recent abstract paintings from 2 distinct bodies of work. The first is playful, consisting of colorful gestural abstractions with bold rhythms and vigorous brush strokes in a range of sizes. The second is a smaller body of work, attenuated with respect to smaller dimensions, reductive color palette and fewer brush strokes. The paintings are minimal, evoking a calm with the artist’s predominate use of black, white and a range of greys as well as an emphasis on line and creating a meditative state.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:44:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Carol Brown Goldberg - David Richard Gallery - March 29th, 2013 - May 4th, 2013 <p>David Richard Gallery is pleased to present <em><strong>Color In Space</strong></em>, the gallery’s first solo exhibition for Washington D.C.-based artist, Carol Brown Goldberg.<br /><br />These recent paintings are astral-like, conflating lyrical abstraction with Op Art and hard-edged painting to create portals with a view of some great abyss or boundless space beyond. There is neither a predetermined horizontal nor vertical configuration to her paintings as they are “pure abstractions” according to Donald Kuspit in a recent essay he wrote discussing her artwork. Thus, they can be viewed in any orientation. Influenced by her teachers, mentors and peers of the Washington Color School, her paintings are necessarily about color and the manipulation of paint to create translucent veils and opaque structures that provide definition to the portals and allow a view on to something speeding away or towards us — perhaps a mass being pulled by a vacuum in space or a cosmic explosion with debris hurling toward us. Goldberg maintains a tension in these paintings between their vibrant, energetic and colorful presence and the void and emptiness from floating objects and no recognizable forms that makes them seem mystical and transcendent. The titles are personal to Goldberg and somewhat evocative, but ultimately, the viewer must craft a narrative from their own experience to complete the work for themselves.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:48:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list 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 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list 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 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list 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="http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/leibovitz/" 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="http://www.lensic.com/" title="">www.lensic.com</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 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Michellle Cooke - Harwood Museum of Art - September 24th, 2011 - April 4th <p>Michelle Cooke, one of the most important young contemporary Taos artists&rsquo; will be featured on the Harwood Museum of Art Curator&rsquo;s Wall. The Curator&rsquo;s wall features work selected by the curator based on the based on the artist&rsquo;s promise and the import of the work.</p> <p>Ms. Cooke lives and works in Arroyo Seco, NM and New York City, NY. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from Claremont Graduate University and a BFA from the Art Institute of Southern California. Her glass installations have been included in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions in the United States and Europe, with dozens of solo and group shows in New Mexico.</p> <p>Cooke&rsquo;s body of work comprises poetic, Minimalist drawings, avant - garde fashion, and found object sculpture, along with her signature glass installations. Cooke has moved gracefully through incarnations of a unique installation process, which has led to an unusual viewing experience. Carefully inserting each 2 x 2 thin, delicate, square piece of transparent glass, Cooke creates a combination of illusion, tension, danger, poetry and beauty.&nbsp; &ldquo;I find the recurring themes in my work to be those of fragility, transparency, balance, weightlessness, and gravity,&rdquo; she writes. &ldquo;Each work yields its meaning through the handling of the material. I prefer fragile materials used in unconventional ways. In my work with glass I&rsquo;ve focused on the inherent tension between its transparency as a light medium and its aggressiveness as a projecting grid.&rdquo;</p> <p>The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the development of studio glass in the United States. To celebrate this milestone and recognize talented artists, more than 140 glass demonstrations, lectures and exhibitions will take place in museums, galleries, art centers, universities and other venues across the country throughout 2012.</p> <p>Michelle Cooke&rsquo;s monumental <em>Poem, </em>2012, glasshas been selected partially in honor of the 50th anniversary. The efforts of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) to build awareness for glass art in local communities in America have resulted in glass exhibitions, reviews and publications benefiting the American glass artist and the institutions that promote them. <em>Jina Brenneman, Curator of collections and exihibtions</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:04:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Ronald Davis, Larry Bell, Ken Price, Susan Ressler, Tony Abetya, Peter Chinni, Johnnie Winona Ross - Harwood Museum of Art - July 7th, 2012 - July 7th, 2013 <div class="description page_content rich_text"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Highlights from the Harwood Museum of Art’s Collection of Contemporary Art </em>is the first installation in the newly re-purposed Joyce and Sherman Scott Gallery.  Previously utilized for temporary exhibitions, the Scott Gallery will now showcase work from the Harwood Museum of Art's renowned collection of work created after 1965.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“The Harwood Museum of Art has always been committed to celebrating both the rich cultural history of northern New Mexico, and the art of our time” says Susan Longhenry, Director of the Harwood Museum of Art. “We’re actively collecting contemporary art, and we’ve got some fantastic pieces that we can’t wait to share with our visitors.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of those works is Ronald Davis’ <em>Six-Ninths Red,</em> an important piece created in 1966 and recently acquired by the museum with funds provided in part by the <a href="http://harwoodmuseum.org/about/membership">Harwood Museum Alliance</a>. “The Harwood Museum Alliance supports the museum in so many ways, including the sponsorship of major acquisitions like this one,” says Longhenry. Additional support for the acquisition was provided by Gifford and Joanne Phillips. The installation also features work by Larry Bell, Ken Price, Susan Ressler, Tony Abetya, Peter Chinni, Johnnie Winona Ross, and other contemporary artists who have lived and worked in Taos.</p> </div> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:03:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Hank Saxe - Harwood Museum of Art - February 5th, 2013 - May 9th, 2013 Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:57:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list John DePuy - Harwood Museum of Art - February 9th, 2013 - May 5th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>“The land is my root and my being. Everything I am is the land and I spent 50 years interpreting it in painting and fighting lost causes.”</strong> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">                              John DePuy</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When John DePuy first moved to Taos, still under the influence of his teacher, Hans Hofmann, his painting was entirely abstract. Over time Hofmann's influence receded, but his advice to paint from nature remained. For DePuy, the influence of New Mexico on his art was "mainly the land" and the inspiration provided by Taos Pueblo Indians' connection with that land.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As stated by David Witt in <em>Taos Moderns</em>, "In DePuy's work, the purely surface qualities of the land are often eclipsed by the land's sheer power. Subtle graduations of color on walls or in the sky or on limitless plains form a shifting, lively backdrop for suns which shimmer and rivers which slide away and mesas which stand dark. DePuy wrote, 'This land speaks of another time sense than our Western-European lineal time.' The land DePuy began painting by the mid-1950s exists within spatial time, where moments do not proceed to any destination but repeat endlessly in the regular cycle of day, years, millennia, always returning, circular rather than linear.”</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 14:50:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Hank Saxe - Harwood Museum of Art - February 9th, 2013 - May 5th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Unbeknownst to the wider audience, Hank Saxe has been a dominant figure in the Taos Clay scene - having provided the means and technique for a better part of the anagama advent, an enigmatic process of clay that stems from a blend of wood kiln firing with erratic color and intricate texture compositions.  </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"Saxe appears to be the genius behind so many great ceramic artists," states Harwood Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Jina Brenneman."   "Jim Wagner, Lee Mullican, Lynda Benglis and Ken Price have all relied on Hank's technical skill and creative know- how." Saxe owns a ceramic atelier in Taos where such artists have witnessed his artistic and technical prowess.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Saxe himself describes anagamas as "finicky" and yet potent with "impurities" that are not as accessible through conventional firing techniques. Thus the aesthetic yields a process all its own, becoming a reinterpretation of sorts, reconciled under certain unforeseen volatile effects and shades. All in all, Saxe merely provides the scope for artists to explore their own creative sensibilities within his studio.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Saxe is known for public art, for ceramic work he produces for architecture. His mission statement: "Our sculpture uses combinations of architectural materials including cast concrete, high-fire glazed tile, and stone. It often appears to be abstract, but it has a traceable lineage to imagery and ideas that we glean from our research and discussions on what defines an area."</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">                        James Kent, Harwood Museum of Art Intern</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 14:58:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list