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New Concept Gallery

  • New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM United States (map)

Kathleen Doyle Cook - Aaron Karp

Layered Abstractions

November 9, 2018 - January 5, 2019

New Concept Gallery welcomes you to our final show of 2018:  A two-artist exhibition of recent paintings by Santa Fe artist Kathleen Doyle Cook and Albuquerque artist Aaron Karp.   The show will open with an artist's reception from 5-7 PM on Friday, November 9, 2018.  The show will be on view through January 5, 2019, at the New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.


Doyle Cook’s work shows a transition from her sensory landscapes to latent message paintings which lead to pure non-figurative, Abstract Expressionism.  Inherent in all the works are sensuous surfaces created from the act of painting, evolving from color, composition and the energy produced by layers of media and brushwork.  These images invite an exploration of levels of awareness.
Doyle Cook moved to Santa Fe, NM in 2009. She has exhibited at MPG Gallery, Boston, Jon Barret Gray Fine Art Gallery, Manchester and Alper's Fine Art Gallery, Andover, MA, as well as at numerous juried exhibits. Her works are in various private and corporate collections throughout the country.


With a body of work spanning over 45 years, Aaron Karp has exhibited works in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the prestigious Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.  He is well known for his distinctive style of painting, which utilizes various systems of taping to develop fractured fields of color and space.  His works, with their complex layers of intricate geometric forms and vibrant color, invite viewers to lose themselves in the depths of Aaron’s vision.

When asked to describe his work, Aaron said, “Layering itself, I believe, makes up the central metaphor in my work - both literally and figuratively.  The process involved in making the paintings is intimately connected to their meaning.  The work is about concealing and revealing.  It is about the fracturing of color and space, about looking at and into something to extract information and meaning.”

Earlier Event: October 27
No Land - Strangers Collective
Later Event: November 16
Obscura Gallery