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Art for a Silent Planet: Blaustein, Elder, and Long

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Ore (Arsenic), 2011 Acrylic on Panel 24 In. X 24 In. © courtesy the artist and the Harwood Museum of Art
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Lode, 2011 Acrylic on Panel 46 X 60" © Courtesy of the Artist and Harwood Museum of Art
Art for a Silent Planet: Blaustein, Elder, and Long

238 Ledoux Street
Taos, New Mexico 87571
February 22nd, 2014 - May 4th, 2014
Opening: February 20th, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.harwoodmuseum.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Taos
EMAIL:  
jina@unm.edu
PHONE:  
15757589826110
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5

DESCRIPTION

The conceptual development for Art for a Silent Planet:  Blaustein, Elder and Long was inspired by the Harwood Museum of Art's decision to serve as a  spring 2014 venue for the internationally recognized traveling exhibition Ken Price:  Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper 1962-2010.  

The Harwood's Curatorial team saw this traveling exhibition as an opportunity to expose our local talent to a larger audience.  And, so, three mid - career artists working and living in Northern New Mexico were invited to exhibit their most recent work in the Peter and Madeleine Martin Gallery while the Ken Price exhibition is exhibited in the Mandelman-Ribak Gallery.

As typically happens when fooling with the Art Gods, a pattern emerged. The recent work of Jonathan Blaustein, Nina Elder and Debbie Long all demonstrates a quiet heaving- or an aesthetic longing for recognition of our new landscape. This work demonstrates a new trend in how artists are "visually talking" about planet earth and regional landscapes.   And these artists all visually submit a silent, objective, and dispassionate plea for environmental introspection.