Oil of Joy 2011

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Abundance of Peace, 2011 Oil On Canvas 18 X 24 © Louisa McElwain
The Throne of The Ancient Days, 2011 Oil On Canvas 54 X 72 © Louisa McElwain
Rock of My Strength, 2011 Oil On Canvas 44 X 44 © Louisa McElwain
Espiritu, 2011 Oil On Canvas 20 X 24 © Louisa McElwain
Meander Moonset, 2011 Oil On Canvas 36 X 72 © Louisa McElwain
Transfiguration, 2011 Oil On Canvas 54 X 54 © Louisa McElwain
I'm Still Standing, 2011 Oil On Canvas 44 X 44 © Louisa McElwain
Halidom, 2011 Oil On Canvas 12 X 36 © Louisa McElwain
A Voice in the Desert, 2011 Oil On Canvas 24 X 30 © Louisa McElwain
Oil of Joy 2011

550 South Guadalupe Street
87501 Santa Fe
New Mexico
August 5th, 2011 - August 31st, 2011
Opening: August 5th, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Guadalupe, Railyard
505 995 9902
Mon-Sat 10-5
louisa mcelwain, New Mexico, Abiquiu, santa fe, august painting landscape


EVOKE Contemporary unveils the new work of Louisa McElwain in “oil of joy”. The show is scheduled to open in Santa Fe on Friday, August 5th, 2011 and will run through Tuesday, August 30, 2011. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, August 5th from 5 – 7pm and the public is invited! 

Louisa McElwain adores summer storms, especially the way the light changes and the clouds dance across the horizon ahead of the rain. Living in the country, 20 miles outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Louisa is in tune with the changing weather. If it looks like “one of those days,” she is quick to pack up her pick-up truck and head out to find that “power spot” for what she likes to call “a dialogue with nature.” Once there, she moves quickly, stapling a large canvas to a makeshift easel mounted on the back of the pick-up. The tailgate provides a table for all of her paint – large globs squeezed in strict order from dozens of tubes. With palette knives and masonry trowels of all sizes, including some attached with duck tape to long sticks, she goes to work.

Do not miss this exciting show of new work by Louisa McElwain.  It is a great display revealing a season of exhilarating and highly potent exhibitions of masterful and internationally recognized talent at EVOKE Contemporary!

About EVOKE Contemporary 

EVOKE Contemporary is committed to promoting compelling and provocative contemporary artists of international acclaim that present extraordinary and noteworthy contributions to the arts. The lofty contemporary gallery space, which ironically resides in an historic 1800’s building has become host to many unusual and stimulating art events such as three course wine dinners with painting demonstrations to nuevo tango night. EVOKE Contemporary participates in First Friday Openings + Artwalks in the GALA Arts District each month year round.


EVOKE Contemporary is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Telephone 505.995.9902. For more information, visit the EVOKE Contemporary website at