ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/show en-us 40 Amir Espat - Matrix Fine Art - October 2nd - October 31st <p>Amir Espat was a Latin American artist who retired in Albuquerque, NM to pursue his original passion of expressing himself on canvas. Amir&rsquo;s interpretation of the world, including poverty, social injustice, suffering and pain could be seen through his art.</p> <p>Espat painted surreal imagery that included Latin American magical realism.</p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Exhibition dates:</strong> October 2 - 31, 2015</p> <p><strong>Sneak Preview:</strong> September 30 &ndash; October 1, 2015</p> <p><strong>First Friday Artscrawl Reception: </strong>Friday, October 2, 2015, 5 &ndash; 8 pm</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:52:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Krista Barrett - New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery - October 2nd - October 31st <p>Krista Barrett&rsquo;s layered, mixed media prints investigate portals and doors as a metaphor of transformation, change, new opportunities and beginnings. They celebrate that change is the only constant and is inevitable. It offers as many surprises as her subtly colored, detailed, one of a kind prints.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exhibition dates: </strong>October 2 - 31, 2015</p> <p><strong>Sneak Preview: </strong>September 30 &ndash; October 1, 2015</p> <p><strong>First Friday Artscrawl Reception: </strong>Friday, October 2, 2015, 5 &ndash; 8 pm</p> <p><em>Demonstration during the opening from 6:30 &ndash; 7:00 pm by Krista Barrett</em></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:48:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Sean Thomas - Modified Arts - August 21st - September 12th <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;presents a pair of solo exhibitions featuring the emotive yet playful sculpture of Tucson-based artist&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001PxfIVweFPPbOyJn8Tje08FCqRRD49nznmVMq_N1kSXuGN0tVxydvPUK3Nnnk_QUwrXOoq0_m7vClmBgBOV-sXPuNXEWwshkN8g5duyxm6HTpjEzuiCtpU1uSoa9ZFnbHgiRV2Zl6vOn10UT-5OA96JIDjprhqzqIdBCuSR1lt4oIaKRwenOfSg==&amp;c=YsGi3PtEJwHr1AgVfEK4Cv1rWFa-Dqzf2HeAM2U7lUrF_JXxOwYmyA==&amp;ch=tS9AOdjqQcYLi6OQoO3Wd2eABmOCve2E7eXdxwj4OkNTOMXJO92c9Q==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Joe Dal Pra</a>, and the return of the soft-focus expressionism&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001PxfIVweFPPbOyJn8Tje08FCqRRD49nznmVMq_N1kSXuGN0tVxydvPX8EXsTV_5bBDYG2R5l7sSbbYeEmEr3mxbu8z49CxiKXvDnr6HBfTPzi25JOGZqFw9DRiNUJHS9OSRdyx7gUQ_kECualjHk-lLZULW0zUGXbrBLFBAlkcYYxFCCP5ZB6mg==&amp;c=YsGi3PtEJwHr1AgVfEK4Cv1rWFa-Dqzf2HeAM2U7lUrF_JXxOwYmyA==&amp;ch=tS9AOdjqQcYLi6OQoO3Wd2eABmOCve2E7eXdxwj4OkNTOMXJO92c9Q==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Sean Thomas</a>.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Presented together for the first time, these two artists' differing styles and media meld in unexpected ways to produce a stark, thoughtful set of shows ready to draw in viewers. Where Dal Pra's dark, often disembodied sculptures encourage one to focus on what's present rather than what's not, Thomas' mixed-media paintings force the viewer to instead discern what is even being presented, digging through often-dark, flowing color spectra. Thomas frames scenes of urban decay and discarded playthings with sympathetic hues; while the scenes themselves would appear hopeless or isolated in real life, their pointed lack of hard edges leaves the landscapes and objects as places of unexpected beauty. For Dal Pra, monochromatic humans and machines meld into animals, pieces of technology, and plain pieces of metal. The specter of instability looms in all pieces, sometimes indicated through the chaos of war, the prospect of flight, or even a precarious construction.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>"New Order"</strong>&nbsp;represents&nbsp;<strong>Joe Dal Pra's</strong>&nbsp;first solo exhibition in nearly six years. The Tucson-based artist's sculptures and installations feature ceramic and steel processes, allowing for both mechanized and humanized visages to be presented with ease. Over his nearly three-decade career, the artist has showcased work across the US in galleries in&nbsp;<strong>Connecticut</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>DC</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>San Jose</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;New York</strong>, and more. Currently, Dal Pra is a fulltime art/sculpture faculty member at&nbsp;<strong>Pima Community College</strong>.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sean Thomas' "Fragment"</strong>&nbsp;represents a continuation of the artist's body of work from last year's exhibition at Modified Arts. The encaustic and painted works share the artist's penchant for building relationships-both between the viewer and piece, and between the object in the piece and its context. Thomas is represented by galleries across the east coast in&nbsp;<strong>Boston</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Middlebury, VT</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Pawtucket, RI</strong>, and is a graduate of&nbsp;<strong>Rhode Island School of Design</strong>. The artist has been based in Phoenix since 2013.</div> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:42:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Joe Dal Pra - Modified Arts - August 21st - September 12th <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Modified Arts</strong>&nbsp;presents a pair of solo exhibitions featuring the emotive yet playful sculpture of Tucson-based artist&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001PxfIVweFPPbOyJn8Tje08FCqRRD49nznmVMq_N1kSXuGN0tVxydvPUK3Nnnk_QUwrXOoq0_m7vClmBgBOV-sXPuNXEWwshkN8g5duyxm6HTpjEzuiCtpU1uSoa9ZFnbHgiRV2Zl6vOn10UT-5OA96JIDjprhqzqIdBCuSR1lt4oIaKRwenOfSg==&amp;c=YsGi3PtEJwHr1AgVfEK4Cv1rWFa-Dqzf2HeAM2U7lUrF_JXxOwYmyA==&amp;ch=tS9AOdjqQcYLi6OQoO3Wd2eABmOCve2E7eXdxwj4OkNTOMXJO92c9Q==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Joe Dal Pra</a>, and the return of the soft-focus expressionism&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001PxfIVweFPPbOyJn8Tje08FCqRRD49nznmVMq_N1kSXuGN0tVxydvPX8EXsTV_5bBDYG2R5l7sSbbYeEmEr3mxbu8z49CxiKXvDnr6HBfTPzi25JOGZqFw9DRiNUJHS9OSRdyx7gUQ_kECualjHk-lLZULW0zUGXbrBLFBAlkcYYxFCCP5ZB6mg==&amp;c=YsGi3PtEJwHr1AgVfEK4Cv1rWFa-Dqzf2HeAM2U7lUrF_JXxOwYmyA==&amp;ch=tS9AOdjqQcYLi6OQoO3Wd2eABmOCve2E7eXdxwj4OkNTOMXJO92c9Q==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Sean Thomas</a>.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Presented together for the first time, these two artists' differing styles and media meld in unexpected ways to produce a stark, thoughtful set of shows ready to draw in viewers. Where Dal Pra's dark, often disembodied sculptures encourage one to focus on what's present rather than what's not, Thomas' mixed-media paintings force the viewer to instead discern what is even being presented, digging through often-dark, flowing color spectra. Thomas frames scenes of urban decay and discarded playthings with sympathetic hues; while the scenes themselves would appear hopeless or isolated in real life, their pointed lack of hard edges leaves the landscapes and objects as places of unexpected beauty. For Dal Pra, monochromatic humans and machines meld into animals, pieces of technology, and plain pieces of metal. The specter of instability looms in all pieces, sometimes indicated through the chaos of war, the prospect of flight, or even a precarious construction.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>"New Order"</strong>&nbsp;represents&nbsp;<strong>Joe Dal Pra's</strong>&nbsp;first solo exhibition in nearly six years. The Tucson-based artist's sculptures and installations feature ceramic and steel processes, allowing for both mechanized and humanized visages to be presented with ease. Over his nearly three-decade career, the artist has showcased work across the US in galleries in&nbsp;<strong>Connecticut</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>DC</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>San Jose</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;New York</strong>, and more. Currently, Dal Pra is a fulltime art/sculpture faculty member at&nbsp;<strong>Pima Community College</strong>.</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sean Thomas' "Fragment"</strong>&nbsp;represents a continuation of the artist's body of work from last year's exhibition at Modified Arts. The encaustic and painted works share the artist's penchant for building relationships-both between the viewer and piece, and between the object in the piece and its context. Thomas is represented by galleries across the east coast in&nbsp;<strong>Boston</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Middlebury, VT</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Pawtucket, RI</strong>, and is a graduate of&nbsp;<strong>Rhode Island School of Design</strong>. The artist has been based in Phoenix since 2013.</div> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:41:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list Kent Williams - EVOKE Contemporary - September 25th - September 25th <div> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">KENT WILLIAMS presents BONES WITH FLESH, his 3rd solo exhibition with EVOKE Contemporary.&nbsp; Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter with an ever-growing and enthusiastic following.&nbsp; His language is contemporary figurative paintings with subjects infused with serenity, self-consciousness and smoldering sensuality.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial;">His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork.</span>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Williams&rsquo; approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense with narratives that gravitate towards ambiguity, suggestion and mystery. Whether through multi-figured compositional complexity and suggestive narrative or with the straightforward lone human form, there is often an autobiographical narrative at play in his work. Favorite models, friends, and the artist himself all play a role in the human story of his paintings. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">About EVOKE Contemporary: 
</span></p> </div> <div> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">EVOKE Contemporary showcases provocative and compelling representational contemporary art of international acclaim.&nbsp; The gallery is known for its strong focus on figuration with wide diversity ranging from hyperrealism to abstract expressionism.&nbsp; All events open on the Last Friday of each month along with the celebrated Last Friday Art Walks in the Railyard Arts District.</span></p> </div> <div> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">EVOKE Contemporary is located at 550 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Telephone 505.995.9902. For more information, visit the EVOKE Contemporary website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.evokecontemporary.com/" rel="nofollow">www.evokecontemporary.com</a>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 19:28:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sfe/Events/list