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Bo th Holly Roberts and Wanxin Zhang reconstruct reality by repurposing it. Ro berts\, one of New Mexico&rsquo\;s most influential contemporary artists\, photographs nature and elements of our physical world.  \;She doesn&rsq uo\;t re-present the imagery she photographs\; she constructs entirely new images using magnified tiny areas of texture. While her images are undeniab ly residential in her personal interior world\, they evoke &ldquo\;memory&r dquo\; or &ldquo\;connection&rdquo\; in all of us\, because we recognize so mething familiar in them. Sometimes a tiny swath of a hair becomes an enlar ged mass of texture in a bold\, large\, Roberts image. While we don&rsquo\; t immediately identify what part of nature the textured area represents in reality\, it speaks to us of humanity and a richness we all share.

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The terra cotta warriors found in Xian\, buried near Qin Shi Huang\, the fi rst Emperor of China\, largely influence Zhang\, a Chinese artist. As a cer amicist\, when he first saw these warriors that protected the burial site o f the emperor\, he was struck by the individuality displayed in every singl e sculpture. The fact that artists took such great care to give different h uman attributes to each warrior\, lent reverence to their task. Zhang sees his &ldquo\;warriors&rdquo\; as all of us&mdash\;contemporary man and woman . He imbues each of his &ldquo\;warriors&rdquo\; with symbols indicating co ntemporary life\, such as spectacles\, binoculars\, and skateboards. He use s the same techniques with his clay and glazes\, as the artist&rsquo\;s mil lennia ago\, thereby referencing the past while making a statement about co ntemporary life.

DTEND:20160619 DTSTAMP:20160528T001143 DTSTART:20160531 GEO:35.680759;-105.925165 LOCATION:Turner Carroll Gallery\,725 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Holly Roberts and Wanxin Zhang: Reconstruction\, Holly Roberts\, Wa nxin Zhang UID:419344 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20160603T190000 DTSTAMP:20160528T001143 DTSTART:20160603T170000 GEO:35.680759;-105.925165 LOCATION:Turner Carroll Gallery\,725 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, NM 87501 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Holly Roberts and Wanxin Zhang: Reconstruction\, Holly Roberts\, Wa nxin Zhang UID:419345 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR