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Earth Mixed Media With Oil On Panel 60 X 48 © Courtesy of the artist and Selby Fleetwood Gallery
New Works

600 Canyon Road
87501 Santa Fe
NM
US
July 17th, 2014 - July 31st, 2014
Opening: July 18th, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.selbyfleetwoodgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Eastside
EMAIL:  
art@selbyfleetwoodgallery.com
PHONE:  
505-992-8877
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Mon 10-5
TAGS:  
painting, mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

Christina Chalmers is a mixed media artist that works between and often integrates several media including painting, sculpture, video, photography, and installation in her nature inspired pieces. 

Christina Chalmers' art has the impact that can only come from wholeness. Each sumptuous work is immediately perceived as a precious object, yet there is a clean modern edge to its content and presenta­tion. They appear newly minted and full of mys­tery, a promise of secrets yet to be unlocked. She looks for the obscure footnote, the flash of insight that she can expand into a fully developed idea and transform into a work of art. Materials, techniques, and subjects are all grist for her mill.

Based on an admiration for precision, Olga Antonova’s still-life paintings narrate exacting color reflections and light distortions but sing due to their nuance and subtle humor. 

Antonova's admiration for precision is on full display with her new paintings.  Exacting color reflections and light distortions point us to the nuance and subtle humor she composes with interesting new and vintage cups, plates, bowls, glasses and teapots.  These arbitrary arrangements of objects she says serve "as a pretext for my execution and sensitivity to technical issues."  The relationship among Antonova's subjects is an aspect to consider as much as each item's precise details, reflections, cracks and tarnish.  Couples of delicate cups co-exist as a symmetrical pair, while outrageous groups of precariously stacked objects indicate a tenuous balance of interdependency or a lone cup sits on it's side or upside down.  Her work both invites and delights not just the eyes, but the mind and heart. 

Chalmers and Antonova are distinct and inspired artists in their own right and co-exists wonderfully together. 

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