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Doll with Red, 2011 Mixed Media 10 X 8 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
HOLLY ROBERTS

435 S Guadalupe
Santa Fe, NM 87501
June 24th, 2011 - July 22nd, 2011
Opening: June 24th, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.zanebennettgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Guadalupe, Railyard
EMAIL:  
megh@zanebennettgallery.com
PHONE:  
505.982.8111
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-5 or by appointment.

DESCRIPTION

ZANE BENNETT CONTEMPORARY ART IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:

A SPECIAL EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY HOLLY ROBERTS

We would like to welcome Santa Fe‐based sculptor, Colette Hosmer to our gallery. We are proud to be representing her innovative work, which offers a fresh perspective on the interaction between humankind and the animal world. Currently, the gallery is previewing several of her pieces; however, Hosmer will have a solo exhibition from Friday, June 24 through Friday, July 22. Showing at the same time will be an exhibition of new works by artist Holly Roberts, involving a distinctive combination of painting and photo collage. The opening reception will take place on Friday, June 24 at the gallery from 5:00‐7:00pm. More information on the artists and their works can be found in the following text

ABOUT HOLLY ROBERTS

Roberts was born in Boulder, Colorado and now resides in Corrales, New Mexico. Her studies took her to Mexico and Ecuador before she received her BA at the University of New Mexico and her MFA from Arizona State University. Since 1980, she has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. Several awards for photography have been given to Roberts including the National Endowment for the Arts Grant and the Ferguson Grant. Roberts’ work is included in many renowned collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Citicorp Group, and the Phoenix Arts Commission..

ABOUT HER WORK
Holly Roberts, known for her innovative combination of paint and photography, will be presenting new work which pushes the limits of her mixed media approach. In 2010, Roberts began to experiment with photographs printed on clear ink‐jet transparencies. By laying them over her lush abstract surfaces, she has been able to combine the photograph with her paintings in a way that allows the painting below to help describe the photograph on top.
With this new approach, she continues to explore her world of quirky narrative. She allows us to follow the stories that develop from her mix of paint and photographic imagery, combined and recombined in ways that help us see the world in a slightly different way. Her narratives are ironically elegant, ironic because of the mundane sources of materials that make the images, and elegant because of the unexpected beauty she has found in the photographic remains used in each piece.