Shelby House
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Shelby House

NANCY LEE ANDREWS | ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER

A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll, a coffee table book, reveals the intimate access to music royalty that was accorded Nancy Lee Andrews. The photographs, beginning in 1970, present assorted iconic images that have become an historical imprint of that era. Among legendary names pictured in this compilation besides Ringo are John Lennon, George Harrison, Keith Moon, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson and Gregg Allman, to name a few. Ringo Starr: Photographs followed in 2014. Andrews’ work is also shown in galleries all across the country.

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Art House
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Art House

Thoma Foundation – Earth Algorithms: Landscapes of the Digital Age

Earth Algorithms demonstrates how artists use new tools such as computational algorithms to engage the tradition of landscape art. Bringing together three artworks from South Korea, Japan, and Ethiopia, the exhibit is a case study of contemporary “natural resources” in today’s digital, globalized era, from bamboo and bottlecaps to internet jpegs. Artists Syōryū Honda, Lee Nam Lee, and Elias Sime rethink these materials as renewable technologies ripe for creative harvest in their landscape-inspired artworks. Using weaving, assemblage, and video, the artists propose a role of artistic intelligence to realize change in the world.

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Show Pony Gallery
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Show Pony Gallery

SACRAMENT OF TEARS:

-Opening incantations of spells for the benefit of mother earth by
The Treaty Of Iceberg and Sorcery
Saturday 8/24 6-9pm at Show Pony
a collective space for tears/grief/mourning/contemplation

-A three hour spell/prayer durational time-space—to be in tears and/or the witnessing of tears— to contemplate whatever is sad in you and/or witness the contemplation ——a place to be open to the expression of tears in yourself and/or others—a place to be open to the natural development of grief—a place to be open to whatever comes up in us as a result of feeling or witnessing tears.

-A place to honor the salt waters in ourselves with no need to process, explain or fix.

-A place/space to feel/ honor/hold our grief/mourning for damage to the earth beings, sky beings, water beings, air beings, animal beings, and all beings and all the ways we still don’t know how to take care of/ love ourselves and each other yet.

Come as you are and participate with us in the ways that feel authentic to you.

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LewAllen Galleries
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

LewAllen Galleries

Elements: David Ligare

The essence of foundational imagery and philosophy in cultures around the world is the balance between opposing forces. This is true in ancient Greece as well as in ancient China (yin-yang). For many years I have made paintings that illustrated this idea. Many of my earliest still lifes were about objects in opposition, for instance a rock and a leaf candles and a sponge. In his essay, “The Birth of Tragedy,” the German Philosopher, Frederic Nietzsche called this the “primal unity.” He used the example of the dichotomy between the Greek gods, Apollo and Dionysus as examples of these opposing forces, Apollo being the god of order and rationality and Dionysus, the god of wine and irrationality.

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galleryFRITZ
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

galleryFRITZ

Epochs: Frank Buffalo Hyde

Contemporary railyard art space, galleryFRITZ, is excited to announce Frank Buffalo Hyde’s upcoming solo show, Epochs, opening August 30 and running through September 22, 2019.

Buffalo Hyde’s current body of work is a culmination of 25 years of painting. Describing his new work as “liberated” from the self-imposed stylized confines of his earlier work, Buffalo Hyde says, he’s entering a different plane, where he’s now able to do more with his medium and process as a result of his maturity as an artist.

“You can’t create for this long and not have an idea where your work is going,” says Buffalo Hyde. “I finally feel like I’m fitting into my own shoes.”

Employing this newly embraced self-awareness, Buffalo Hyde takes special care to put thoughtful work into the world. His new show surveys pop imagery and iconography largely derived from decades of pop culture and social media, which he injects with poignant commentary underpinned by how the internet is now a standard reference. Stylistically, his use of bright colors and free-flowing abstract gestures juxtapose the charged elements from our everyday lives. Each individual work is a study within itself and yet informs the next into a delightfully cohesive foray into art and pop culture.

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LewAllen Galleries
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

LewAllen Galleries

From the Indian to the Mythic: Fritz Scholder

At the height of his fame in the early 1980s, Fritz Scholder departed from the subject matter that had made him famous—the ‘Indian Paintings,’ created from 1967-1980—to paint subject matter inspired by his own diverse personal interests in mythology, the occult, and dream imagery. This exhibition, entitled From the Indian to the Mythic, focuses on this lesser known, but crucial dimension of Scholder’s prolific career. Just in time for Zozobra, the show goes on view on Friday, August 30 with a reception from 5-7 pm and extends through October 19.

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Owen Contemporary
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Owen Contemporary

Meditations on Light: Pauline Ziegen and Jinni Thomas

The exhibition “Meditations on Light” showcases the work of two accomplished New Mexico artists whose work explores the beauty in art and nature. This show explores subtle tones and rich surfaces that inform each artist’s approach to painting.

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind.  Through techniques that develop concentration and clarity, one can start to see the true nature of things. With regular work and patience, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energized states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.

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Tai Modern
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Tai Modern

Monden Yuichi

Growing up, Monden Yuichi’s father, renowned bamboo artist Monden Kogyoku, discouraged him from pursuing a career as a bamboo artist because of the economic hardships of the life. Heeding his advice, Yuichi chose to become an engineer, but he continued to find himself drawn to bamboo.

According to Yuichi, “It was not until late one night in 1975, after my father was asleep, that I ventured alone into his studio and asked myself, “is it not a waste for me not to try expressing myself through bamboo?” That night, I started to teach myself how to work with bamboo. Later that year, I made my first simple bamboo basket… My only training was by examining my father’s work and experimenting with my own hands. Later, I felt a real need for more formal training to advance myself to a higher artistic level.”

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Meyer Gallery
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Meyer Gallery

Vessels: Aimee Erickson

This August, Meyer Gallery hosts its first solo exhibition for established artist Aimee Erickson whose still life, figurative and landscape paintings are grounded in realism but inspired by nature and human experience. For her upcoming show Erickson focuses predominately on figurative and still life painting styles, relating the two subjects through a unified aesthetic and common theme of “vessels.”

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Hecho a Mano Gallery
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Hecho a Mano Gallery

Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo, a Mexican artist of Zapotec descent, combined European painting styles and Mexican folk motifs in his paintings and prints. He is widely accepted today as one of the most important artists in Mexican art history.

This exhibition at Hecho a Mano consists of lithographs created between 1950 and 1980.

Tamayo admired the works of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse and developed a strong interest in pre-Columbian art while working at the National Museum of Archaeology in Mexico City. He reacted against the political overtones of the Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco; instead, he was concerned with form and symbolism, combining Mexican styles with Cubism and Surrealism. Due to this choice, he was seen by some as a “traitor” to the political cause, and he felt he could not freely express his art, so in 1926, he decided to leave Mexico and move to New York.

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LewAllen Galleries
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

LewAllen Galleries

Best in Show: Tom Palmore

Tom Palmore has enjoyed a much-admired career as an extraordinary hyperrealist painter for more than 45 years. His ultra-real renderings of animals in oil and acrylic offer a unique, and often comical, juxtaposition of technical literalism and surreal, imaginative context—questioning the established conventions of photography and painting, especially as evident in the portrait genre. In 2019, LewAllen Galleries is proud to present a first—an exhibition of Tom Palmore’s drawings, entitled Best in Show. The exhibit opens on Friday, August 30 with an artist reception on Saturday, August 31 from 5-7pm and runs through September 28.

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ViVO Contemporary
Sep
1
5:00 PM17:00

ViVO Contemporary

Insight and Out: Ilse Bolle

Ilse Bolle’s new fiber constructions are a fascinating combination of mixed media and sculpture. A clever interplay of traditional and unconventional materials present a refreshing illustration of conviviality in art and life.

Using paper she makes by hand, twigs she harvests from the local landscape and waxed linen thread, Bolle constructs a simple, strong sculptural form. Found pieces of rusted metal, ubiquitous in the arroyos around Santa Fe, are then added to the composition. The juxtaposition of natural and man-made elements creates a remarkably earthy, stable beauty. At the same time, Bolle’s work maintains an aesthetic that captures and releases an emotional reaction.

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Turner Carroll Gallery
Sep
6
5:00 PM17:00

Turner Carroll Gallery

Madonnas, Angels, and Candles: Georges Mazilu

Today, seemingly more so than ever before, we are witnessing the many faces history can bare. Truth no longer exists in a concrete manner as it once did. A veil of uncertainty cloaks fact- whether it be as personal as our memories or as collective as the current political climate around the globe.

In a mysteriously beautiful marriage of Northern Renaissance style painting and haunting surrealism, Georges Mazilu explores and reconciles with this past in faces- deconstructing how his Romanian childhood alongside the controversial “cultural colonization” of the Western Art world in Eastern Europe has influenced his unique and curious aesthetic and subject matter. Transcending time and circumstance, his practice provides a model for approaching the past in a way that constructs new futures. It’s something we can all learn and derive inspiration from, as change continues and tomorrow dawns.

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New Concept Gallery
Sep
6
5:00 PM17:00

New Concept Gallery

Cecilia Kirby Binkley and Julia Roberts

New Concept Gallery ushers in fall with a two-artist exhibit featuring the work of Santa Fe artists Cecilia Kirby Binkley and Julia Roberts.

CECILIA KIRBY BINKLEY
Cecilia Kirby Binkley’s plein air paintings are intuitive and exhilarating translations of nature and the landscapes of New Mexico and southern Colorado. She is compelled to paint by the desire to capture the expression, movement and color of the landscape. Binkley uses a small canvas to quickly encapsulate a natural scene, and then, if she finds the plein air piece sufficiently compelling, she may choose to revisit the scene in a larger studio painting. The smaller works become the inspirational foundation for her large canvases: However, the larger pieces are also largely created from her memories, not just of the scene, but also of the full experience of creating the plein air painting. Cecilia’s large works are rich in texture, formed by the application of heavy oil paint with a palette knife. If her paintings elicit joy and thoughtful response, Binkley knows that her work has been successful.

JULIA ROBERTS
For this years’ show, printmaker Julia Roberts has expanded on her “Aria” series of bold monotypes of imaginary southwestern landscapes, which debuted at her show in 2018. Before settling in Santa Fe in 2006, Julia lived in Europe for 16 years, producing her art in various ateliers and master classes in Paris and London. She spent many productive years working with master printmakers at the London Print Studio. Her masterfully executed hand-pulled prints show the influences of Asian and European printmaking methods, as well as the distinctive palette of her adopted home in the American Southwest.

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OTA Contemporary
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

OTA Contemporary

Spreading Happiness: Yuri Fukuoka

OTA Contemporary introduced Yuri Fukuoka, a young artist from Japan, last March in the exhibition DREAMING. Her exquisite porcelain ceramic work graced the gallery only a few weeks before they found homes here and in New York. We are pleased to have her back with new work of flowers, SPREADING HAPPINESS. Yuri believes happiness lives all around us. In creating her beautiful dreams in porcelain, she strives to communicate with all our senses the connections we have with the world around us.

At OTA Contemporary, the theme SPREADING HAPPINESS reflects our wishes that you will join us and like ripples in a pond spread her dreams of connectedness through beauty and joy.

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CCA -Center for Contemporary Arts
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

CCA -Center for Contemporary Arts

CCA – Turning 40

Surrounded by Judy Tuwaletstiwa's The Dream Life of Objects exhibition, guests will be invited to gather in CCA's Tank Garage for an intimate cocktail reception, gourmet buffet, lively entertainment, and a live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items such as a trip to Miami's Art Basel and a cruise to Alaska. The evening promises to be one of the most fun events of the Santa Fe social season. $150 per person; sponsorship opportunities available*.

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McCreery Jordan Fine Art
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

McCreery Jordan Fine Art

I’m Coming Out

McCreery Jordan’s upcoming show I’m Coming Out (September 13, 2019) will feature many new bas-relief paintings and three-dimensional sculptures.
Some of the faces, figures, ravens, and horses literally and physically come out of the paintings, while others are painted to appear to transcend the surface. Still, others are free-standing sculptures. Close inspection by the viewer is required to discern which are which.

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Meyer Gallery
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Meyer Gallery

Crafty B*tch: Natalie Featherston

Contemporary realist painter Natalie Featherston brings a unique voice to the traditional trompe l’oeil style, in which artists create illusions of three-dimensional objects or perspectives with hyperrealist imagery. Featherston modernizes this centuries-old style with witty narratives and contemporary themes, tricking the viewer into seeing crumpled paper or layered objects instead of a flat painted surface. For her upcoming solo show at Meyer Gallery, Featherston presents a series of trompe l’oeil paintings that depict intricate collages, which the artist first creates in her studio with found objects. The resulting “still life” paintings deceive the viewer, who must observe the work closely to confirm its two-dimensionality. “Crafty B*tch: Trompe L’oeil Paintings of Natalie Featherston,” opens with an Artist Reception on Friday, September 13th from 5-7pm.

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Keep Contemporary
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Keep Contemporary

Explosions in the Sky | Sergio Moyano

KEEP Contemporary Announces Exhibition for Legendary Abstract Painter Sergio Moyano
This fall, KEEP Contemporary presents a body of work by master
abstract artist Sergio Moyano with the solo exhibition, “Explosions in the Sky,” opening September
13th. Born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1934, Moyano is an established painter and printmaker who
studied at the National School of Fine Arts, the National Academy, and the Superior School of Art in
Buenos Aires. He has exhibited his work all over the world from Paris to Munich to New York City and
Santa Fe, his home since the 1970s. “Explosions in the Sky” features a series of Moyano’s abstract oil
and acrylic paintings that span decades of the artist’s long and fruitful career. Now 85 years old,
Moyano is no longer producing artwork, bringing significance to this exhibition as a celebration of his
life and legacy.

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Meyer Gallery
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Meyer Gallery

Anamnesis: Robert LaDuke

Robert LaDuke’s narrative paintings are a combination of dreams, childhood memories and everyday reality. Anamnesis, the title of his upcoming solo show at Meyer Gallery, is “the remembering of things from a supposed previous existence.” This idea is pertinent to LaDuke’s illustrative paintings, which are nostalgic and familiar yet often surreal and unpredictable. Anamnesis opens with an Artist Reception on Friday, September 27th from 5-7pm.

“I’m creating a past that looks somewhat convincing, but in reality never existed,” says LaDuke, whose visually realistic paintings reveal ambiguous narratives and underlying metaphors. “Something about building my own world appeals to me. I think it adds to the dream-like quality of the paintings.”

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form & concept
Aug
16
5:00 PM17:00

form & concept

Heidi Brandow | New Works

“I knew from an early age that our native identity is so rich that we shouldn’t just hold it to a specific ceremony or spiritual practice,” says Santa Fe artist Heidi Brandow. “In my eyes, art is a tool that helps mark history, time, place and memory. Who’s to say pop culture are not equally as important as star sticks?”

Hailing from a long line of Native Hawaiian singers, musicians and performers on her mother’s side and Diné storytellers and medicine people on her father’s side, her artistic career came naturally. Brandow draws inspiration from everyday life and international travels, distilling a myriad of cultural influences into powerful—yet playful—creations. By questioning authority and deconstructing mainstream assumptions of Native Amercans, Brandow’s work concerns discovering, defining, and redefining personal identity. 

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Blue Rain Gallery
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Rain Gallery

Group Exhibition During Blue Rain Gallery's Annual Celebration of Native American Art During Native Art Week

Featuring Artwork by Dan Friday, Jody Naranjo, Chris Pappan, Starr Hardridge, Thomas Breeze Marcus, Hyrum Joe, Lisa Holt & Harlan Reano, Maria Samora, and many more.



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New Mexico Museum of Art
Aug
9
5:30 PM17:30

New Mexico Museum of Art

Alcove 20/20.1

The first in the series, Alcoves 20/20 #1 will feature artists from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Roswell and Willard, New Mexico. Curator Merry Scully said of the series, “There are so many excellent artists who have made New Mexico their home. The Alcove series of exhibitions gives us a chance to focus in on a few of these artists and to generate conversation around their work.” This conversation will be made possible through the inclusion of a public reception and in gallery conversation with the artists.

Artists from across the state and in all stages of their careers have been included in the series. Such internationally recognized artists as Harmony Hammond and Susan York have exhibited works, as well as emerging artists, including Michael Borowski and Jared Weiss. The fast turnover and focus on what the artists are making at present resulted in many artists trying new things, and creating new works and installations specifically for their Alcove. In addition to the artists included in the exhibitions, dozens more were considered, and many visits to galleries and artists’ studios took place over the course of the past two years.

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GiacobbeFritz Fine Art
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

GiacobbeFritz Fine Art

TWO MAN SHOW | David Kammerzell & Charlie Meckel

     

“In this show we have paired David Kammerzell and Charlie Meckel... their unique take on the American West and the romantic hold it has on us, either through figure or landscape, is fresh and compelling and would make a wonderful addition to any collection.”     

by Deborah Fritz, Owner of Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, GF Contemporary, & galleryFRITZ

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Nuart Gallery
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

Nuart Gallery

Figurations 2019: A Group Exhibition of Four Figurative Painters

Join Nüart Gallery for an exhibition of work by four painters, each with a contemporary take on the ancient practice of figurative representation. Working in oil, acrylic, egg tempera, and color pencil, these artists portray the figure along a stunning spectrum of stylization and realism. This exhibit showcases: Erin Cone, John Tarahteeff, Matthias Brandes, and Michael Bergt– four of Nuart’s powerhouses, each a master of their craft with a unique vision and distinctive style. 

Erin Cone is known for her powerful but subtle and deeply complex narrative portraits. Using the story inherent in the pose, gesture, and expression of her figures, Cone refines the story by omitting and augmenting certain details. She deliberately incorporates visual glitches, leaving her figures with both a strong reality and ambiguity which highlights the artist’s selective perception and leaves wide-open space for the viewer’s own interpretation.

Michael Bergt creates contemporary paintings that draw from classical mythology and art history. Bergt is an internationally recognized figurative artist known for his mastery of a variety of media, from his egg tempera paintings and pencil drawings to bronze sculpture. Craft-oriented and methodical in his rendering, Michael Bergt utilizes ancient techniques and iconography to create vital work that continues a very old conversation within a modern context. 

John Tarahteeff is known for figurative paintings that often contrast his exquisitely-rendered natural settings with enigmatic but charged moments of narrative tension. Tarahteef’s masterful use of acrylic on canvas unfurls worlds of ethereal light and formal compositions with his subjects suspended in dramatic moments, their actions both inscrutable and deeply compelling.

Matthias Brandes paints worlds full of both levity and gravity, the common and the fantastic. He uses palette knife and oil to create works with textural, almost architectural surfaces. Born in Germany but residing in Italy for over a quarter century, Brandes’ paintings are full of elegant old-world structures that populate settings which play with scale and the laws of nature to create enchanting landscapes that feel both impossible yet familiar.

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Ellsworth Gallery
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

Ellsworth Gallery

Chaz John | Rez Dogs II

From the beginning of his 2018 artist’s residency with Ellsworth Gallery until now, Chaz John’s work has consistently toyed with the upending of established hierarchies -- whether animal or material -- to arrive at a place in which the rez dog reigns supreme, placed on a marble pedestal.

Rez Dogs II is Ellsworth’s second front-of-house exhibition for artist Chaz John -- and, like any sequel, it presents a rich and dynamic development in plot and theme. In addition to shifts in tonality and technique, John has increased the wide array of traditional media and approaches he employs. John’s work co-opts tropes of Western culture, often seen as empty symbols of class consumption, repurposing them in order to honor the rez dog. From the chiaroscuro and dynamism of his palette to the addition of gilded Rococo frames and ceramic figurines, John’s inspirations from the Western canon range from Caravaggio and through the Baroque, to the interior decoration of the landed gentry of British aristocracy.

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El Museo Cultural
Aug
8
to Aug 9

El Museo Cultural

Objects of Art Santa Fe Opening Night Party

Featuring 70+ exhibitors, with material ranging from contemporary to historic. The show will include paintings, sculpture, and fine art of all kinds, furniture, books, fashion, jewelry, textiles, and tribal, folk, American Indian, African, and Asian art – objects of art from around the world.

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Meyer Gallery
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Meyer Gallery

William Hook | Santa Fe Segue No. 2

William Hook has painted the American landscape for more than 35 years. Vivid color, textured surfaces and broad brushstrokes characterize his representational paintings of New Mexico and California landscapes. Over the past few years, however, Hook has expanded his artistic language to explore a modernist style, creating pieces that break down his representational works into abstract compositions. Hook unveiled his first modernist painting series for his 2018 solo show, “Santa Fe Segue.” This year, “Santa Fe Segue No. 2” represents the continued evolution of this style as William Hook presents abstract studies as well as larger works that directly respond to his representational pieces.

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OTA Contemporary
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

OTA Contemporary

OTA opens CONNECTIONS III with new work from Robert Koch and Ivan McLean and introduces Yoko Kubrick. Three sculptors, each with their own unique voice, connects with one another in a language of 3 dimensions. Using different materials, they invite us to experience the connections between them and us to experience and share.

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7 Arts Gallery
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

7 Arts Gallery

Robert Efroymson | Math to Metal: Geometry to Life

Efroymson’s work fuses the modern technologies of computer programming and 3-D printing with the ancient craft of lost wax casting. From simple geometry complex organic forms emerge, in Efroymson’s sculpture as they do in life. Solidly rooted, yet reaching upward, each speaks in its own voice.

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Foto Forum Santa Fe
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Foto Forum Santa Fe

A solo photography exhibition by Aydinaneth Ortiz titled Hogar

“In 2013, my life was forever changed when I lost my youngest brother, Geovany Ortiz, at the hands of my brother, Israel Ortiz, who suffers from schizophrenia. This tragic event shifted the focus of my art practice, and in an attempt to cope, I created an artist book titled La Condición de la Familia comprised of family photographs and my personal photo archive. The book, initially created to express my grief, has since allowed me to share my experience and connect with others who have also dealt with loss. Our grief was short-lived while we dealt with Israel’s rapidly declining mental health and substance abuse.” Aydinaneth Ortiz

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7 Arts Gallery
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

7 Arts Gallery

Melinda Silver | Uprooted

"Uprooted" is a painterly exploration of the act of leaving home, effectively begun at age 4 as the artist stared at Eulalie’s illustration of “My Bed is a Boat,” from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “A Child’s Garden of Verses.” A young girl’s small world expands as she travels on clouds of imagination. Contrast the immigrant experience - often a frantic flight to safety, with hopes of finding a new home in a strange country. Silver abstracts these thoughts through a multi-layered, mixed-media experience. Each layer, each dream, is destroyed or obscured as the painting travels forward. There is both hope and terror in this process, figuratively mirroring the immigrant experience, requiring the artist to face and embrace uncertainty and change. This series is dedicated to Silver’s grandparents, a few of the many whose own dreams and terrors took them traveling with uncertainty, fear, and hope to the United States of America.

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New Concept Gallery
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

New Concept Gallery

Jane Abrams | Feral Flora

New Concept Gallery is welcoming August with a solo exhibit featuring the lush botanical paintings of renowned artist Jane Abrams. Visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to meet Jane at the opening reception from 5-7 PM on Friday, August 2, 2019. The exhibit will be on view through the month of August 2019, at the New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.

Jane Abrams has lived and worked in the Village of Los Ranchos for over forty years, nestled in the north valley near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her colorful canvases are influenced by travels to the far corners of the globe, as well as by her walks along tree-lined acequias and verdant fields near her home.

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GVG Contemporary
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

GVG Contemporary

Co.elaboration

Co.elaboration shows new paintings, sculpture, and fine art furniture by husband-and-wife GVG Contemporary co-owners Blair Vaughn-Gruler and Ernst Gruler’s, who are celebrating 10 years running GVG together. “We’ve been collaborating for decades,” says Ernst Gruler, with a laugh. “This show is the elaboration of our collaboration.” Vaughn-Gruler will show a series of new process-based paintings composed of intricate and meditative loops, lines, marks, and layers of pale-toned oil paint. Gruler, an artist and designer, has a new line of furniture including Tree Lights as well as Tank Lamps, which, built from repurposed scrapyard steel parts along with fine Japanese paper, make for a strong counterpart to Vaughn-Gruler’s meditations.

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Sorrel Sky Gallery
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Sorrel Sky Gallery

Star Liana York | One-Woman Show

Since moving to the Southwest in 1985, Star Liana York has been creating a vast body of work that reflects her interest in the people, animals, environment and history of the region. A continuing source of inspiration for her bronze sculptures comes from exploring the native peoples of the Southwest and the mythology of ancient sacred sites. She is an avid horsewoman, riding daily on her ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico, where she finds inspiration surrounded by the vast open vistas.

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Mill Contemporary
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Mill Contemporary

John Chang and Melinda Cootsona

John Chang’s work expresses the duality of his Chinese and American experience by juxtaposing traditional and unconventional symbols and images through the application of mixed media. Deconstructed Chinese Calligraphy layered over segments of world history and references to modern pop-culture depict his personal transformation.

Melinda Cootsona

Melinda Lomax Cootsona is a native of Northern California. Born and raised near Stanford University, she has been greatly influenced by the Bay Area artistic tradition as well as the creative, entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley. Having painted for over 30 years, Melinda’s current work focuses on the strength of the female form. Her paintings are created with layers of oil paint and often cold wax, applied and then scraped away revealing figures that fill the canvas in varying poses of contemplation or reflection in abstracted surroundings. Whether in a soft or a harsh surrounding, the strength of the figure is primary.

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Owens Contemporary
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Owens Contemporary

Natural Beauty Group Exhibition | Martha Mans, Kurt Meer, Cap Pannell

Martha Mans, Kurt Meer and Cap Pannell are teamed together in this exhibition of landscapes that showcases their unique and contrasting interpretations of the natural world.

Martha Mans, creates expressive and energetic scenes of the southwest. With broad strokes and a palette knife, Mans depicts the rhythms of the land she dearly loves. Mans states “the evolution of my painting process has brought me to a point in which the subject, the texture of the oil medium and the physical application of the brushstrokes have become profoundly intertwined.”

For Kurt Meer, his paintings reflect a general sense of place, rather than a specific location. Water, sky and land are like mantras repeated over and over where the image of the landscape simply becomes a point of meditation. Kurt utilizes old masters techniques to create water scenes that possess a dream- like quality.

Cap Pannell interprets nature from his photographs and drawings to create the imagery for his oil paintings. Cap shares “It’s light that sparks my imagination. Light fascinates me. In my landscapes I tend to focus on the graphic quality of the scene and emphasize the light. I manipulate it to express a mood, a time of day, even a season of the year. As for my cloudscapes, they give me the opportunity to approach the abstract.”

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LewAllen Galleries
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

LewAllen Galleries

Pastoral Reflections: Wolf Kahn

A painter of the rural American landscape, Wolf Kahn is known today as one of its most poetic and fearless living interpreters. Manifesting an Abstract Expressionist enthusiasm for paint and gesture, his glowing landscapes evoke feelings of nostalgia.

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gallery FRITZ
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

gallery FRITZ

Paula Castillo | That Mountain Over There (Now I See Her)

I create both intimate and large scale sculptural installations in response to the tensions inherent in the production of ‘place’. Although I am a conceptual and socially engaged artist, I am ultimately a maker. With a straightforward fascination for ideas and objects that grow, transform, and reshape themselves, I create work with a quiet division between the hyper organized desire to dissolve into the world and the need to buttress margins. I am most well-known for my sculpture which utilizes both fabricated and carefully appropriated industrial steel bi-product scavenged from regional fabricators to ‘show and tell’ a piece of the suffocating dislocation of matter. I arrange and weld these modest forms to mimic the manic intensity with which we structure our world, i.e. the human agency to arrange and work nature/ culture.

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Tai Modern
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Tai Modern

Tanabe Chikuunsai IV

In the world of Japanese art, it’s hard to miss Tanabe Chikuunsai IV. From his colossal installations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museé Guimet to recent solo exhibitions in Paris and Belgium, Tanabe has emerged as a leader and representative for a younger generation of bamboo artists.

TAI Modern is pleased to present its upcoming exhibition Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, in which the artist will create a site-specific installation within the gallery’s walls over a two-week period prior to the exhibition’s opening reception.

“For this exhibition, I will create a conceptual bamboo art installation within a gallery space. Beginning in 2011, these large-scale spatial art installations are the basis of my current artistic activities. For installations, I use tiger bamboo with tiger-striped patterns that grow in Suzaki in Kochi prefecture. At the end of each exhibition, the installation is dismantled into raw material. The same material is then used for a different installation to be built in a new space. Although each installation is subsequently deconstructed, the same tiger bamboo is connected to each successive installation,” states the artist.

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Turner Carroll Gallery
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Turner Carroll Gallery

Hung Liu: Catchers


The exhibition showcases Liu’s most recent paintings, primarily of children, inspired by Dorothea Lange’s Dust Bowl-era photography. Liu’s paintings depict children growing up during hard times, struggling to safeguard the joy and innocence of childhood. Though barely able to care for themselves, these children find the compassion to care for each other and for animals. Liu’s exhibition title alludes to her memory of a book she read 50 years prior when she was a student in China–Catcher in the Rye. Like “Catcher” in Salinger’s novel, it is the idealistic child who tries to keep society from falling off the edge into oblivion, both literally and metaphorically.

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Nuart Gallery
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Nuart Gallery

Kevin Tolman

The exhibition “Sense of Place,” is comprised of paintings which are both poetic glimpses into real places, as well as abstract “places” in their own right. They hint at remnants of experiences and observations, but each also becomes a small world the viewer can wander into and explore. Kevin Tolman was most recently in Portugal, a place where he has spent a great deal of time over the years. Many of the paintings in this exhibition bear the imprint of Tolman's travels in that part of the world, and like the layering of the many cultures evident in the Portuguese landscape, the paintings in this body of work have a layered sense of place that possesses a strong sense of history and depth.

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Meyer Gallery
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Meyer Gallery

Milt Kobayashi

Milt Kobayashi’s contemporary figurative paintings blend the flat patterning and compositional design of Japanese prints with the techniques of American master painters. “Private portraits in public settings,” his work emphasizes aloof female figures in cafes or restaurants, divorced from their surroundings and absorbed in personal moments. Bright patterns, abstracted color fields and two-dimensional perspectives identify the New York artist’s unique aesthetic.

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