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Porcelain Sculpture by Zaytceva

Born and raised in Russia, Irina Zaytceva immigrated to the United States in 1990 with her ex- husband and 3 year old son. Her art work today still speaks of her Russian heritage and excellent art education, graduating from the prestigious Art Institute of Moscow with a B.A. and M.F.A. in Book Illustration. Soon after graduating Zaytceva began experimenting with the sculptural possibilities of ceramics combined with her paintings. Porcelain had a particular attraction for Irina because of its... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/17/11
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Janice Vitkovsky

        "The murrine technique is paramount to the execution of my work, allowing me to create intricate flowing patterns.  The glass is cut and layered into strips, fused, then stretched numerous times to create the patterns.  The glass is then fused again, carved and hand finished." JANE SAUER GALLERY presents Janice Vitkovsky, a minimalist glass artist from Australia. We are delighted to be exhibiting the first United States solo show of her artworks. Vitkovsky... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/24/11
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Josh Simpson

          The last thing I do before I go to bed is walk out to my studio to check the furnaces. Seeing an aurora borealis, or watching a thunderstorm develop down the valley, or just looking up at the sky on a perfect summer night inspires me to translate some of the wonder of the universe into my glass. That wonder comes out in my work, not in any purposeful way but slowly. My work evolves in such incremental steps that I often don't recognize the natural influences until someone... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 3/20/11
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Geoffrey Gorman

          Geoffrey Gorman, sculptor and art consultant, works with wooden twigs and other found objects to create whimsical, beautiful and antique looking sculpture pieces. Artist Statement A broken bent tree branch, bleached from sun and rain, makes me think of weathered bones: fingers, legs, backbone, and hip bone. Old stained strips of cloth act like bandages and clothing, hiding and holding it all together. Sculpted wax covers the frame and joints of wood. Found and lost... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/28/11
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Barbara Lee Smith

      Barbara Lee Smith has a distinguished career as a teacher, lecturer, published author, and curator. But foremost in her work life has always been her career as a studio artist. Smith’s travels to teach, which include the United States, Europe and Asia, inform both her landscape images and tool box of techniques. The surfaces of her pieces dance with active bits of color and shapes which dissolve into a whole. The mellow colors present as realism through a soft filter. Smith says about... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 12/27/10
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Art Dolls by Charla Khanna

        JANE SAUER GALLERY presents “Secular Santos,” an exhibition of “art dolls” by textile artist Charla Khanna of Taos, New Mexico. Being in a room of dolls made by Charla Khanna creates a world made from the heart. The dolls of Khanna are not saccharine or fluffy. “Doll making provides me with the best vehicle to express what I want to about life, people and ideas,” Khanna says. She takes issue with seeing her artworks as simply decorative “dolls” or anything ... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/29/10
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Mixed-media works

      Born in Denmark, Gugger Petter studied art in Copenhagen, Rome, Mexico City and Belgium. Before coming to the United States, she lived in Mexico for 11 years. During that time she was saddened by the daily appearance of stray dogs roaming the country. Nothing was ever done to assist these dogs or stop the continuous flow of stray dogs. In 1994 Petter decided to pay tribute to them by creating sculptures in bronze and mixed media. Since then she has given further voice to... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/23/10
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Native American Baskets

JANE SAUER GALLERY is proud to present “Out of Tradition” opening at Jane Sauer Gallery Friday, August 20th. All three of these extraordinarily talented women capture the richness of their Native cultures through their use of materials, techniques or both. The baskets they create elevate what began as a utilitarian container to fine art. Each has stretched the concept of traditional forms and images in ways new to them. They have acted fearlessly in... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/30/10
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Adrian Arleo

        JANE SAUER GALLERY is proud to present by Adrian Arleo. Arleo’s studio and the pieces she creates there, straddle the natural world and the world that man has constructed. Nature is invited in. The window sills are filled with treasures found on her property in rural Lolo, Montana situated at the base of the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness with Lolo Creek running through. Swallows nest in the eaves, her horse sneaks a look in the window of the studio, and a mouse is not... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/1/10
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Tom Morin

        JANE SAUER GALLERY proudly presents Tom Morin. He arrived in New Mexico with a rich history of his own in the arts. In 1960 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study art foundry casting in Florence, Italy. Upon his return, he began the first of what would become a long and illustrious academic teaching career. His first appointment was at the Rhode Island School of Design. While teaching sculpture at RISD, Tom’s iron cast sculpture “The Rub” was selected to be exhibited in the... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 6/21/10
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Toland Sand - Glass Sculpture

        JANE SAUER GALLERY is proud to present Toland Sand’s exhibit, "Orientations," a celebration of transparency, illusion, reflection, depth, color, and magic. These qualities are perfectly revealed in his use of Dichroic and optical glass. Sand’s approach to his work is one of exploration, trying to reveal an interior complexity within a simple and elegant sculptural form. The viewer moves to the interior of the piece and then back out to the skin of the form, attempting to take in... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/24/10
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Noel Hart's Glass Sculptures

        Jane Sauer Gallery is proud to present “ORNITHOLOGY ABSTRACTED,” a solo exhibition by Australian artist, Noel Hart. Noel’s deliciously colored glass vessels abound with abstract images stemming from the rich sub-tropical rainforest of Australia where he lives with his wife, Helene, and many more wild parrots than humans. Next to his house sits an aviary with open doors where wild birds may enter for food and water but are free to come and go. Two birds have become long term... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/26/10
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Houses of Worship: Architecture

        JANE SAUER GALLERY is proud to present “Architecture of Spirit,” a solo exhibition by Santa Fe artist Roberto Cardinale of his signature churches, missions, and synagogues. Cardinale’s houses of worship proclaim his love of ecclesiastical structures and admiration for the communities that built them. The soft, organic forms and layers of color and markings refer to spiritual beliefs and what they manifest over time. “I am so moved by the spirit of the structure... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 3/28/10
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Creatures of Curiosity

        Geoffrey Gorman’s work typically folds together history, real life experiences, and his own colorful imagination. He is always ready for an adventure and needs little encouragement to travel to unknown places, whether in his mind or in reality. "Creatures of Curiosity" is one of Gorman’s journeys and you are invited to come along. Whether it is a rabbit poised to spring, two birds huddled together, peering felines, quizzical canines, pondering armadillos, a miniature running... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/15/10
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Humorous, Poignant, Foreceful

      A space surrounded by Mary O’Shaughnessy’s female torsos fills the viewer with a flood of curiosity. Some images feel immediately familiar even though imaginary, distorted or otherwise manipulated. They are humorous, poignant, forceful and penetrating. This body of work, five years in the making, stems from O’Shaughnessy’s personal memories. Although personal, the memories share a universal root whether the viewer is male or female. O’Shaughnessy lays bare the internal guidance system... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 10/27/09
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New Work from Michael Bergt

    From Michael Bergt: I've always been fascinated with the figure beautifully rendered and by pattern and decoration. In my new work, I focus on these two interests: my figure studies are given a context within the designs found in erotic Japanese "Shunga" prints, Persian miniatures and the pattern traditions of Eastern Art: realism and pattern/Eastern and Western aesthetics. The history of art can be seen as an attempt to balance these two intentions: to create the illusion of three... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/31/09
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Glass Matrix

by E-Slant Team
Brent Kee Young’s innovative glass techniques beautifully express his conceptual thoughts and his object based designs.  His unique and technically complex structures are displayed in major museum collections around the world.  In his Matrix Series he flame works Corning Pyrex rods to create intricately layered glass webs.  The delicate luminosity of this work is truly exquisite.  Yet some of his greatest influence has occurred in universities.  He headed the establishment of the first glass... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/21/09
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