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James Kelly Contemporary is pl eased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Stuart Arends. This will be his fourth solo show with the gallery.

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Arends’ newest body of work\, the Stormy Monday series\, is a continuation of the artist’s 30-year investigation of the box-form.

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The series focuses on boxes and rectangles t hat are intimate in scale\, and constructed of corrugated plastic\, wood an d oil paint. The walls of the forms are translucent\, allowing for the subt le blocks of color to emerge from within. The strategic application of addi tional color to the surface of the works results in works that are both mys terious and direct. Because the surfaces are not pristine\, the artist’s ha nd is very apparent in these new works. 

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“The objects I make are intended to exist in the world of real things u nencumbered by any specific narrative\, dogma or ideology.  They are meant to function only as a stimulus for a potential exchange of energy between a person who makes something and a person who comes into contact with it.   This exchange can result in a meaningful experience that is not literal or definable\, but sensual\, and felt\, and touches us in the place that defin es us as human beings.”

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“My pieces al l come out of and deal with the traditional painting issues of color\, ligh t (implied vs. actual)\, scale\, illusional vs. "real" space\, and painting as objects\, etc. The Stormy Monday series utilize real space by us ing a translucent plastic box that is painted on both the outside and insid e. So rather than using paint to arrive at traditional "picture space"\, th e Stormy Monday series approach traditional painting concerns in rea l space.”   

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Stuart Arends\, March 2013

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 Arends graduated in 1981 from the MFA program at the Otis Art Instit ute\, Los Angeles.  His work has been exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and Europe and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Amer ican Art\, New York\, NY\; the Villa Panza\, Varese\, Italy\; the Albright- Knox Art Gallery\, Buffalo\, NY\; the Corcoran Gallery of Art\, Washington\ , D.C.\; and The New Mexico Museum of Art\, Santa Fe\, NM.

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DTEND:20130511 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130329 GEO:35.6820351;-105.9499386 LOCATION:James Kelly Contemporary\,1611 Paseo de Peralta \nSanta Fe\, NM 87 501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Stormy Monday\, Stuart Arends UID:267756 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130329T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130329T170000 GEO:35.6820351;-105.9499386 LOCATION:James Kelly Contemporary\,1611 Paseo de Peralta \nSanta Fe\, NM 87 501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Stormy Monday\, Stuart Arends UID:267757 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The multidisciplinary show wil l feature work that explores weight and tension. Artwork that visually conv eys these aspects emotionally\, physically\, allegorically and philosophica lly through content or materials will be included. Merriam Webster defines “gravity” as: dignity or sobriety of bearing\, a serious situation or probl em\, and the gravitational attraction of the mass of the earth\, the moon\, or a planet for bodies at or near its surface\, a fundamental physical for ce that is
 responsible for interactions which occur because of mass betwee n particles\, between aggregations of matter. “The Sky is Falling” brings t ogether artwork by twelve diverse artists\, who currently or formerly lived and worked in Phoenix. The work in this exhibition explores the presence a nd the feeling of abstract and intangible forms of gravity- i.e.\, philosop hical\, spiritual\, political\, psychological\, etc.- which are conveyed ph ysically by transmission into image or object. The Sky is Falling surveys p hotography\, painting\, sculptural works and works on paper that provides a spectrum of our visual storytelling of the “gravitas” sensed in life\, out side of the surface of our physicality.

DTEND:20130511 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130419 GEO:33.458481;-112.06822 LOCATION:Modified Arts\,407 E. Roosevelt St. \nPhoenix\, 85004 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Sky Is Falling: A Group Exhibition about the Gravity of Things\ , Logan Bellew\, Eric Cox\, Sean Deckert\, Daniel Funkhouser\, Dayvid Lemmo n\, Christina Mesiti\, Seneca Beth Miller\, John Randall Nelson\, Crystal P helps\, Lara Plecas\, B Spiderman\, Brandon Sullivan UID:271394 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130419T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130419T170000 GEO:33.458481;-112.06822 LOCATION:Modified Arts\,407 E. Roosevelt St. \nPhoenix\, 85004 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Sky Is Falling: A Group Exhibition about the Gravity of Things\ , Logan Bellew\, Eric Cox\, Sean Deckert\, Daniel Funkhouser\, Dayvid Lemmo n\, Christina Mesiti\, Seneca Beth Miller\, John Randall Nelson\, Crystal P helps\, Lara Plecas\, B Spiderman\, Brandon Sullivan UID:271395 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Thicker Than Water is an exhibition featuring the work of four lens-based artists addressing the complexities of family\, biography and community that intersect through bl ood and memory.

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The exhibition is sup ported by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

DTEND:20130512 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130119 GEO:35.6865845;-105.9369237 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Native Arts\,108 Cathedral Place \nSanta Fe \, NM 87101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Thicker Than Water\, Brenda Croft\, Tom Jones\, Greg Staats\, Anna Tsouhlarakis UID:249662 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130118T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130118T170000 GEO:35.6865845;-105.9369237 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Native Arts\,108 Cathedral Place \nSanta Fe \, NM 87101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Thicker Than Water\, Brenda Croft\, Tom Jones\, Greg Staats\, Anna Tsouhlarakis UID:249663 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Summer Bu rial features mixed media works by New York City based artist Jason Lu jan that reference and appropriates Eastern visualities to comment on Nativ e American allegories and contemporary realities.

DTEND:20130512 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130119 GEO:35.6865845;-105.9369237 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Native Arts\,108 Cathedral Place \nSanta Fe \, NM 87101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Summer Burial UID:249666 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130118T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130118T170000 GEO:35.6865845;-105.9369237 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Native Arts\,108 Cathedral Place \nSanta Fe \, NM 87101 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Summer Burial UID:249667 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

May 10\, artist reception for Quick Draw Artists\, "Passport to the Arts" featuring Axton\, McCuan\, Dawson and Davenport.

May 11\, "Passport to the Arts"\, Canyon Road celebration including Quick Draw from 11am to 12:30pm\, with a cocktail party and live auction at Venta na at 4pm.

DTEND:20130512 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130510 GEO:35.6826859;-105.932557 LOCATION:Ventana Fine Art\,400 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Passport to the Arts\, John Axton\, Jennifer Davenport\, Doug Dawso n\, Barry McCuan UID:271405 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130510T193000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130510T170000 GEO:35.6826859;-105.932557 LOCATION:Ventana Fine Art\,400 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Passport to the Arts\, John Axton\, Jennifer Davenport\, Doug Dawso n\, Barry McCuan UID:271406 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Eight Modern is pleased to ann ounce its upcoming exhibition\, Nancy Youdelman: Dogs Are Forever.\n

Youdelman’s third solo show at Eight M odern reflects the continued refinement of her unique\, highly memorable me thod and style. Youdelman’s mixed media sculptures and reliefs use vintage clothing as the foundation for sculptures incorporating vintage snapshots\,   love letters\, buttons\, pins\, and organic elements such as leaves\, twi gs and flowers. The artist continues to add depth to her already significan t legacy as a pioneering feminist artist through her accessible\, honest ex ploration of the personal objects that interconnect touchstone themes like love\, mortality and femininity.

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Some of the work in Youdelman’s latest exhibition was inspired by a collection of 300 vintage photos the artist bought on eBay in 2007\, after receiving a Gottlieb Foundation grant. Tuffy is the [One] I Love–a small dress embedded with multicolored buttons and faded images of a girl and her dog—w as inspired by some of these photos: “Taken in the early 1950s\, they are o f a young girl\, Sally (written on the back) and her dog Tuffy. On the back of a photo of her dog\, she wrote\, “Tuffy is the I love”\, forgetting to add the word “one”.  So poignant\, this really grabbed me.  I n my mind’s eye\, I could see dearly loved dogs from my own childhood. … Tuffy and Dogs Are Forever give homage to all my beloved pets.”

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The artist has long been fascinated by  anonymous subjects whose letters\, pictures and other artifacts inspire her art. In describing her fascination with these relics\, Youdelman refer ences a quote from Diane Arbus on photographs: “They are proof that somethi ng was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is b oggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there lo oking at you.”

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Youdelman is an art le cturer at Fresno State\, where in 1970 she was one of the 15 founding stude nts in the nation’s first feminist art program\, which was led by Judy Chic ago and continues to be recognized as a formative moment in American art hi story. Thereafter\, Youdelman participated in other leading-edge feminist a rt collectives such as Womanhouse\, Double X and The Woman’s Building\, thr ough which she honed her skills in “female technologies” such as sewing\, f ashion and performance.

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“Throughout ( Youdelman’s work)\, the cumulative debris of lived experience – buttons\, j ewelry\, photos\, letters\, dried flowers\, among an assortment of other me mentos – reflect the contingencies of recollection and desire\,” Alex Ross of Visual Art Source writes. “Operating at the intersections between precio usness and potency\, beauty and banality\, individual experience and cultur al memory\, Youdelman’s assemblages assert points at which the weathered an d degraded emerge as the foundations for a strikingly expressive and contin uously singular artistic practice.”

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Y oudelman studied Theatrical Costume &\; Make-up\, Art and English Litera ture at Fresno State before earning a B.F.A. from Cal Arts and an M.F.A. fr om UCLA. She has taught at colleges throughout California\, has written for and edited art magazines and books\, been a mainstay in the Southern Calif ornia art scene and even served as artistic consultant for a Rolling Stones concert. She has been honored with numerous awards\, including grants from the Pollock-Krasner and Gottlieb Foundations.

DTEND:20130518 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130412 GEO:35.683162;-105.930986 LOCATION:Eight Modern\,231 Delgado Street \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dogs Are Forever\, Nancy Youdelman UID:268664 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130412T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130412T170000 GEO:35.683162;-105.930986 LOCATION:Eight Modern\,231 Delgado Street \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Dogs Are Forever\, Nancy Youdelman UID:269069 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Featuring paintings\, drawings\, sculptures\, graphic design s\, photography\, and metals/jewelry words by BFA students of the New Mexic o State University Art Department

DTEND:20130518 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130510 GEO:32.3128;-106.78 LOCATION:Las Cruces Museum of Art\,491 North Main Street \nLas Cruces \, NM 88001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts NMSU UID:274118 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130510T163000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130510T090000 GEO:32.3128;-106.78 LOCATION:Las Cruces Museum of Art\,491 North Main Street \nLas Cruces \, NM 88001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts NMSU UID:274119 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In its 13th iteration\, Collec t 10 invites artists to get lucky. 81 New Mexico artists have contributed a re work for exhibition that fits within a 10" x 10" x 10" space with more t han 130 pieces on display. On opening night a People's Choice award of $300 goes to a lucky artist. A solo show in the spector ripps project space is the prize for the Curator's Choice. All works are for sale\, benef itting CCA and the artists!

DTEND:20130519 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130426 GEO:35.673356;-105.936476 LOCATION:Center for Contemporary Art\,1050 Old Pecos Trail \nSanta Fe\, NM 87505 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Collect 10/Lucky 13 UID:274112 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970\, is an investigation of the development of conceptual and related avant-garde acti vities among artists living in California in the late 1960s and early 70s. State of Mind identifies and investigates the West Coast art world ’s significant contribution to Conceptual art\, video\, performance\, and i nstallation. This exhibition features approximately 150 works by 60 artists in a range of media including video\, film\, photography\, installation\, drawing and painting as well as performance documentation and ephemera.

This exhibition is curated by Constance M. Lewallen\, adjunct curator at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Karen Moss\, a djunct curator at Orange County Museum of Art. It is co-organized by the Or ange County Museum of Art and the University of California\, Berkeley Art M useum and Pacific Film Archive. State of Mind is circulated by iCI Independent Curators International.

DTEND:20130519 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130223 GEO:35.681729;-105.9494488 LOCATION:SITE Santa Fe\,1606 Paseo de Peralta \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 UID:252759 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130222T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130222T100000 GEO:35.681729;-105.9494488 LOCATION:SITE Santa Fe\,1606 Paseo de Peralta \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 UID:252760 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative is a concentrated retrospective of the work of American perf ormance artist Linda Mary Montano (b. 1942). This exhibition will consider the breadth of the artist’s practice through a careful selection of works f rom 1969-present. In a career spanning over forty years\, Montano has creat ed works in a variety of forms that explore the interaction between art and life. At the heart of her practice is the belief that the strategies emplo yed in the creation of and engagement with art\, such as focused attention\ , openness\, and awareness\, can enhance the quality of one’s life\, if tur ned toward everyday activities. Similarly\, the experiences of one’s life c an enrich one’s art. This exhibition is curated by Janet Dees\, SITE’s Assi stant Curator\, in collaboration with the artist.

This will be the first exhibition to consider the breadth of the artist’s practice from 1969-present. State of Mind includes documentation of early Monta no performances\, when she was living in California. In a career spanning o ver forty years\, she has created works in a variety of forms that explore the possibility of eliminating the distinction between art and life. At the heart of her practice is the belief that the strategies employed in the cr eation of and engagement with art\, such as focused attention\, openness\, and awareness\, can enhance the quality of life\, if turned toward everyday activities. This exhibition is curated by Janet Dees\, SITE‘s Assistant Cu rator.

DTEND:20130519 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130223 GEO:35.681729;-105.9494488 LOCATION:SITE Santa Fe\,1606 Paseo de Peralta \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative\, Linda Mary Montano UID:252761 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130222T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130222T100000 GEO:35.681729;-105.9494488 LOCATION:SITE Santa Fe\,1606 Paseo de Peralta \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative\, Linda Mary Montano UID:252762 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Mungo Thomson: Time\, Peop le\, Money\, Crickets will consist of a selection of nine works in a r ange of media including film\, video\, artist’s books\, and installations b y this California-based artist whose conceptually-inclined practice stands in dialogue with the work of many of the artists included in State of M ind. In a career spanning over fifteen years\, Thomson (b. 1969) has c reated works that are infused with wit as well as art historical and intell ectual rigor. The exhibition is curated by Irene Hofmann\, SITE’s Phillips Director &\; Chief Curator.

A lively array of public progra ms will accompany these exhibitions.

DTEND:20130519 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130223 GEO:35.681729;-105.9494488 LOCATION:SITE Santa Fe\,1606 Paseo de Peralta \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mungo Thomson: Time\, People\, Money\, Crickets\, Mungo Thompson UID:252764 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130222T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130222T100000 GEO:35.681729;-105.9494488 LOCATION:SITE Santa Fe\,1606 Paseo de Peralta \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mungo Thomson: Time\, People\, Money\, Crickets\, Mungo Thompson UID:252765 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

“My introductory solo exhibiti on is a little like a tasting menu. I’m presenting small intimate groupings of a lot of different glasswork I have created using my kiln-formed techni que. I’ll be showing my cubes\, eclipse/moon pieces\, vessel pieces\, wall pieces\, and sculptural works.

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When ice melts it implies heat is present . That’s evocative of my work\, the appearance of solid ice pulling apart i n the melting process. A reflection of nature’s organic patterns: a balance of simple geometry and pure chance. The interplay of color\, shape and mov ement speaks to the raw yet unpredictability of nature.”

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Karla Winterowd makes the point that “Karen Bexfieldhas a unique\, clear vision about her work. Her sculptures are delicate in appearance but strong in form\, they c apture life’s spontaneity.”

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Karen Bexfield is the 2013 American Style NICHE Award winner in the category of cast and slumped glass.

DTEND:20130523 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130510 GEO:35.681099;-105.926165 LOCATION:Winterowd Fine Art\,701 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Thaw:glass reimagined \, Karen Bexfield UID:272783 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130510T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130510T170000 GEO:35.681099;-105.926165 LOCATION:Winterowd Fine Art\,701 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Thaw:glass reimagined \, Karen Bexfield UID:274130 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:\n\n\n\n\n\n
Join us in our new location - the first ga llery on Canyon Road at the corner of Canyon Road and Paseo de Peralta. We' ll also be celebrating our second anniversary.

This will be a fu n group show. You'll enjoy the amazing work of our current gallery artists as well as see the work of newly added artists. Our new location is in a ch arming Santa Fe style building\, at one time a home. Thick walls\, ceiling beams with decorative korbels\, and lovely wood floors are some of the wond erful architectural elements of this space. Add to that an amazing bricked outdoor area with sculpture and flowers - who could ask for more?!

Don't miss this event!!
DTEND:20130524 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130524 GEO:35.6835909;-105.9338379 LOCATION:Pippin Contemporary\,200 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gallery Relocation and 2nd Anniversary Group Show\, Andrea Maguire\ , Eva Carter\, Jim LaPaso\, Nic Noblique\, Troy Pillow\, Greg Reiche\, Aaro n David Smith\, Alan Soffer\, Thoryn Ziemba\, Jay Etkin\, Sandra Duran Wils on\, Suzanne Wallace Mears\, JEFF SCHALLER\, ROSE MASTERPOL\, Aleta Pippin\ , Guilloume\, Jakki Kauffman UID:270398 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130524T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130524T170000 GEO:35.6835909;-105.9338379 LOCATION:Pippin Contemporary\,200 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Gallery Relocation and 2nd Anniversary Group Show\, Eva Carter\, Sa ndra Duran Wilson\, Jay Etkin\, Guilloume\, Jakki Kauffman\, Jim LaPaso\, A ndrea Maguire\, ROSE MASTERPOL\, Suzanne Wallace Mears\, Nic Noblique\, Tro y Pillow\, Aleta Pippin\, Greg Reiche\, JEFF SCHALLER\, Aaron David Smith\, Alan Soffer\, Thoryn Ziemba UID:270399 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of European artists who focus on light \, line and color. European Perspectives\, The Radiant Line includes geomet ric compositions as well as neon and color planes that illuminate the lands cape or color field. The opening is Friday\, April 26th at the gallery\, 43 5 South Guadalupe Street\, across from the rail station\, from 5:00‐7:00 pm to coincide with the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk.

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François Morellet\, France

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Although we think of Agnes Martin as the purveyor of th e grid in the American art world\, François Morellet introduced his first g rid‐based paintings in 1950. These works developed into “grillages\,” steel grids overlaid on canvas. This geometric parameter has been the basis of h is work since then and informs his more recent paintings 10 Hybrid Red and White Lines A\, and Pi &\; Plis (yellow). A vertical and horizontal grid establishes the cube with intersecting lines\, defining triangles\, square s and various parallelograms highlighted in monochrome. His use of mathemat ical concepts establishes a reference point for understanding how his work creates an optical experience. In 2009\, the Louvre Museum commissioned Fra nçois Morellet to create new oculi windows for the interior Lefuel Staircas e. In this permanent installation\, Morellet superimposed the reversed desi gn of the existing grid against the old outline of the oculus so that the o ld shape is contained within the new. He has extended this notion of the gr id to his sculpture in neon\, which gives the eye an electric jolt. With La mentable\, it is as if a portion of the grid was peeled directly off the pa inting 10 Hybrid Red and White Lines A\, illuminated and then hung from a p oint in space\, allowing the lines to form a new shape.

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Olivier Mosset\, Switzerland

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Monochromatic painting has been a cornerstone of the avant‐garde since Kazimir Malevich\, the Russian Supremacist\, presented the first whi te on white painting in 1918 in Moscow. Just three years earlier\, Malevich painted “Black Square on a White Field” which set the framework of geometr ic abstraction for the 20th Century. When another Russian\, Alexandr Rodche nko\, known as a Constructivist\, exhibited three monochromatic paintings i n 1921\, each one in a primary color\, he announced the death of painting. While this historical statement was dramatic\, painting lives on and the mo nochromatic genre has grown to monumental proportions.

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Olivier Mosset (Whitney Biennial\, 2008) explores the mon ochrome idiom with his Over Easy diptych of an eggshell white square over a yoke yellow square which evokes his title directly. In his Untitled Sans ( Without)\, tiny green squares resonate on a pink ground\, eliciting a charg ed response. There are many interpretations of the monochrome: the painting as an object that represents nothing but itself or the painting as an infi nite space filled with emotion that one can enter into. No matter how one i nterprets the monochrome\, it is here to stay.

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Gregoire Cheneau\, France and Miquel Mont\, Spain

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Gregoire Cheneau’s argentic photo series of the Pari s Metro give us an interior view of the subterranean world\; in Metro # 2 t he assemblage of people on the platform define the edge of a black and whit e space with a yellow and orange backdrop. A similar composition is created in Miquel Mont’s woodcut and lithograph II in which a soft black landscape is framed\, so to speak\, by blocks of color in yellow and orange. In both landscapes\, the use of monochromatic rectangles offsets the black and the white foreground. One wonders whether the use of color is an emotional fil ter informing the viewer of what the landscape reveals.

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Ruth Gschwendtner‐Wölfe\, Austria

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The numinous light that Ruth Gschwendtner‐Wölfe brings to h er digital images makes us pause and ask “what am I looking at?” According to the artist\, these are “found moments” that exist briefly and then are l ost in time. Our minds attempt to organize and interpret the image yet in t he blink of an eye we are transported to the unknown. Transforming percepti on is a theme which Gschwendtner‐Wölfe has pursued in her collaborative boo k\, The Learning Eye\, Contributions to visual literacy (Sehen ist Lernbar) . The process of learning how to see and educating the eye and brain follow s in the tradition of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky\, building from their scholarly approaches to understanding how we interpret objects and light. Whether we are seeing an object that is actual or an illusion created by li ght\, we are left to wonder what is “real.”

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Diana Blok\, Holland and Pieter Bijwaard\, Holland

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Diana Blok’s collaborative effort with Pieter Bijwaard presents the viewer with two paired images in a single frame. The viewer i s prompted to reflect on the meaning of the first photographic image by exa mining a second\, constructed or painted image. This is similar to seeing b oth sides of the coin at once. Blok explains: “I feel that photography is a great paradox. When I make a portrait it is like saying: I AM/ YOU ARE and on the other side\, on a mystical level\, I am searching for I AM NOT – so it is as if through one way I find the other.” Between the two artists\, t here is a sense of shared mystery.

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To ny Soulie\, France

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Known for his phot o‐paintings based on large‐scale black and white photographs taken during h is travels across the world\, Tony Soulie states “I often look for specific famous places\, trying to find the primitive spirit (the original core) in their architectural buildings of light.” This primitive spirit may reside in a building\, place or geological form. In work from his most recent seri es that references the American landscape\, the artist has taken a photo of a Chicago underpass below the Chicago ‘L\,’ the second‐oldest rapid transi t system in the Americas. He presents us with imagery that urges us to deci pher the signs and ideograms of the place.

DTEND:20130524 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130426 GEO:35.683666;-105.9459679 LOCATION:Zane Bennett Contemporary Art\,435 S Guadalupe \nSanta Fe\, NM 875 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:European Perspectives: The Radiant Lines\, Francois Morellet\, Greg oire Cheneau\, Diana Blok and Pieter Bijwaard\, Olivier Mosset\, Ruth Gschw endtner‐Wölfe\, Miguel Mont\, Tony Soulie UID:272701 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130426T190000 DTSTAMP:20140724T042457 DTSTART:20130426T170000 GEO:35.683666;-105.9459679 LOCATION:Zane Bennett Contemporary Art\,435 S Guadalupe \nSanta Fe\, NM 875 01 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:European Perspectives: The Radiant Lines\, Diana Blok and Pieter Bi jwaard\, Gregoire Cheneau\, Ruth Gschwendtner‐Wölfe\, Miguel Mont\, Francoi s Morellet\, Olivier Mosset\, Tony Soulie UID:272702 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR