Turquoise Dream – Cody Hooper Solo Exhibition
After almost a decade in New Mexico, prominent local artist Cody Hooper announces that next year, he’ll embark on new beginnings with a move back to his home state of Texas. While his work will continue to be represented at Pippin Contemporary, Hooper’s October exhibition will serve as a final farewell to his Santa Fe friends and collectors. For “Turquoise Dream,” Hooper presents a body of work that reflects on the life, love and endless inspiration he found as a New Mexico painter. Please join us on October 18th at Pippin Contemporary for the opening reception celebrating Hooper’s success in the southwest and his ongoing artistic journey. Live music and libations.
October’s Platform event, ReMatriate, honors the strength of Indigenous women who are leading within their communities and creating opportunities and tools that support Indigenous peoples and other women in reclaiming or rematriating ancestral traditions of female leadership. Through art, education, and conversation, this event will give space and voice to the visibility, representation, and wellness of Indigenous women.
Grabados Oaxaqueños features six contemporary printmakers from Oaxaca City working in relief printing, lithography, and serigraphy. Alfonso Barrera, Alberto Cruz, Mirel Fraga, Daniel Hernández, Miguel Martinez, and Gabriela Morac are all a part of a vibrant movement of printmaking.
wall street in black and white consists of photographs and text by photographer Jim Costanzo who participated in the Occupy movement.
This show along with his accompanying self published book of the same name is the culmination of his Occupy experience.
Jim Costanzo lives in New York City and teaches at Pratt University.
POP UP PRINT SALE
Organized by SFAI Alumni Fellow, E. Oscar Maynard, local printmakers and artists will be selling their print works at SFAI on Sunday, November 17, Noon — 5pm.
Support New Mexico-based artists and get your holiday gifts at the same time — letterpress posters, holiday cards, handmade prints, original works, affordable gifts — all one-of-a-kind and custom-printed!
This event is free and open to the public. 10% of sales support SFAI programming.
Jacob Pfeiffer: Mixing Metaphors
For his solo exhibition, “Mixing Metaphors,” Wisconsin artist Jacob Pfeiffer layers visual puns, idiomatic expressions and humorous wordplay into his tightly rendered still life paintings. Accurate and purposeful compositions reveal bold colors, seemingly tangible textures and juxtaposed patterns while the artist invites the viewer to decipher his mixed messages or underlying narratives. Lighthearted in his approach, Pfeiffer catches our eye with a playful puzzle and then draws us deeper with his technical skill and masterful realism. His paintings evoke laughter, lingering contemplation, awe or even initial confusion.
At the Edge: A Two Person Exhibition
Stephen Pentak and Amy Van Winkle. Each artist utilizes a linear aspect within their paintings to signify the separation of color and elements. At the edge of representation and abstraction, the methodical repetition of these ideas recall a sense of place and harmony.
Stephen Pentak’s paintings are based on drawings inspired by nature but drafted with a conscious mind to the abstract. He is informed by his surroundings but holds fast to his freedom to create and invent space. Each of his paintings emphasizes a downward view at the edge of water...and a strong edge between the reflected landscape and sky. This persistent image is a means to discovery, to exploring light and mastering the balance between representation and invention.
Readings | Elizabeth Leggett , Lee Moyer, Sienna Luna, and Reiko Murakami Rice
group exhibition of four artists whose work has been inspired by the guiding wisdom, karmic narrative and spiritual symbolism of Tarot cards. Featured artists include guest curator and illustrator Elizabeth Leggett along with other notable illustrators and painters including Lee Moyer, Sienna Luna, and Reiko Murakami Rice. Exhibiting artists blend themes from Tarot with ideas from short stories, speculative fiction and fantasy writing in their own unique interpretation of the show’s theme.
Diego Romero vs The End of Art
Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) presents the largest assemblage of his work, exploring his reflections on Native identity and history. Romero’s personal style combines Cochiti pottery techniques with graphic art influences, which together, create a narrative combating an allusive villain, the End of Art.
ON THE ROAD WITH JANIS JOPLIN:
PHOTOGRAPHS BY HER ROAD MANAGER, JOHN BYRNE COOKE
Cooke’s photographs reveal his unique perspective of these luminaries of folk and rock, shown both in performance and in private moments offstage, including a photograph of Joplin two days before Cooke found her dead from a fatal heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. In recent years, Cooke’s photographs have appeared in books, magazines and television documentaries. His work offers a new archive of affectionate and revealing images from the fabled Sixties. Cooke died in September 2017.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will screen rarely seen short films of Janis Joplin. While traveling as her road manager, Cooke filmed Joplin and her band members on Fuji Single-8 film. This film has color superior to Kodak Super-8 and is undimmed by the passage of 40 years. His footage provides a unique and intimate view of Joplin offstage as well as on.
Alberto Galvez is known for his stunning monumental oil paintings of faces that seem at once timeless and contemporary. Employing Renaissance painting techniques, Galvez glazes translucent colors in fine layers over monochromatic lower registers which gives his work a classical nature and ethereal glow. In his paintings, centuries of time and the western art historical tradition conflate, leaving the viewer to ponder if they are classical women transposed into a modern context, modern women infused with the souls of ancient muses, or if they have been lifted out to time altogether and speak directly to something more fundamental.
Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist
Pelton made significant contributions to 20th-century abstraction, but her work has been overlooked in critical art circles in favor of artists like O'Keeffe and Hartley. This traveling exhibit of more than 40 works reflect on Pelton's enigmatic practices, such as numerology and yoga, which were hardly known when she began painting.
Danny Lyon: Thirty Photographs (1962-1980)
Obscura Gallery is honored to present an exhibition of the newly published limited edition portfolio by one of the most influential documentary photographers of his generation: Danny Lyon: Thirty Photographs (1962-1980). This collection features many of the New Mexico photographer Danny Lyon’s most iconic images. Published in August 2019, the portfolio, limited to an edition of 10, was compiled by Terry Etherton of Etherton Gallery in Tucson, Arizona, spotlighting his 40-year association with Lyon. Obscura Gallery’s show is one of the first exhibitions to partner with Etherton Gallery for this newly compiled portfolio, offering for sale the full portfolio as well as individual modern prints.
Igor Melnikov: Soulscapes
Igor Melnikov’s art defies easy classification. The Russian-born artist resists labels like Figure Painter or Symbolist, insisting that his depictions of physical objects serve as realistic presentations of ideas, rather than coded iconography. His subdued paintings, with their detailed depictions of people and things, are not the work of a stereotypical contemporary Conceptual artist either. Instead, Melnikov places himself in a more ambiguous territory: somewhere between traditional and conceptual, paying homage to both the technical mastery of Old Masters and the psychological subjectivity of more modern artists.
From Taos and Beyond: The Art and Odyssey of Hans Paap
A premier exhibition of paintings by world traveler and gifted artist Paap (1890-1976) features his distinctive and far-reaching achievements in portraiture and landscape paintings from the Southwestern United States, Europe, South America and beyond.
Ancestral Transmissions | Joel Nakamura
International Award winning artist Joel Nakamura is known for his unique style: a blend of folk art and sophisticated iconography rendered in a neo-primitive technique. He is chosen for many of his commissions for his knowledge of tribal art, mythology, and for his ability to convey stories and information in an intricate and engaging manner.
Nakamura's ability to render humanity in such primal, edgy hues has captured the attention of clients like Time Magazine, US News & World Report, and the Los Angeles Times. His paintings have enlivened the pages of many other books and publications, as well as the 2002 Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies programs. Nakamura has been profiled in Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, Confetti and Southwest Art magazines. He is proud to be the recipient of over two hundred awards of excellence.
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.”
Let Yourself Be Huge: The Works of Anastasio Wrobel
Wrobel writes of the mixed media pieces on board, canvas, and paper:
“Painting lines is a habit to indulge. It is a way to meditate, a way to record and pass the time, ingest news, listen to music, respond to reading, gardening, partying, existing – A way to log and associate reactions and experience. The finale of those experiences is deployed in my compositions. Bursts of color, drips, and pockets of jarring vibration are what I focus on.
Using quick hyphenated marks acts like excessive punctuation throughout the work. I’m hoping to emphasize a feeling or idea very quickly. These marks are a reference for headlines and anecdotes, memes and conversations that are somehow all connected – the end equates their significance. My consumption is rapid and I don’t always want to relive all of it. It’s imprinted in me and I want it to be outside of me.
Contemporary Visions – Group Exhibition
Elizabeth Hahn, Suzanne Wallace Mears, Gina Rossi
Contemporary Visions celebrates the Susan Wallace Mear‘s luminous glass sculpture, Gina Rossi‘s imaginative landscape paintings, and Elizabeth Hahn‘s whimsical realism in this dynamic visual experience conveying the powerful emotional impact of color through art.
Exhibition runs 9/18 – 10/2.
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.
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.
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.
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*.
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.