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Rhythm & Shape

Courtney Azzara & Ron Lopez

203

FINE ART

Early Modern to Contemporary


Rhythm & Shape Courtney Azzara & Ron Lopez Rhythm & Shape, a two person exhibition of distinctive paintings and sculpture. Courtney Azzara, originally from New York, now based in Los Angeles, creates her art with canvas, paint and thread. Excited by the way stitching is an unconventional entryway into the act of painting, this gives her work it’s own breath and unique rhythm. Ron Lopez, a long time Taos artist, creates three dimensional objects from steel and wood, as well as paintings. His work is a raw and brilliant birth of abstract forms and reflect the dynamic juxtaposition of lines and shape.

Artist's Reception: July 1st, 1 – 4 pm, Exhibition: July 1st - July 23 Gallery Open Daily by Appointment

1335 Gusdorf Rd . Suite i . Taos NM . 575.751.1262 . www.203FINEART.com


Courtney Azzara Courtney Azzara is an artist who was raised on Long Island, New York. She studied painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. It was there that she came in to her practice of using thread as a mark making medium in a minimal and abstract way. After receiving her BFA from Pratt in 2008 she remained in Brooklyn, working out of a studio in Bedford Stuyvesant and showing at a gallery space in Bushwick. In 2013 she was awarded an artist’s grant from the Vermont Studio Center for a month long residency in Johnson Vermont. Courtney currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


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Red Frame, 20 x 18", oil & cotton thread on canvas, 2012


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Ashes, 20 x 22.5", acrylic & cotton thread on paper, 2017


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Arms Up, 34 x 28", acrylic with cotton & silk thread on canvas, 2017


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Meadow, 16 x 16", acrylic & cotton thread on canvas, 2018


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Sink, 14 x 11", acrylic & cotton thread on canvas, 2017


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Nile Basket, 8 x 10", acrylic & cotton thread on canvas, 2018


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Helical Rising, 48 x 40", acrylic & metallic thread on linen, 2017


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Pebbles, 7.5 x 7.5", charcoal & watercolor on handmade paper, 2016


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Curtain, 36 x 28", oil on linen


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Peak, 7.5 x 7.5", charcoal & watercolor on handmade paper, 2016


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Some Like it Hot, 20 x 24", oil & silk thread on linen, 2013


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Five, 15.5 x 18", gesso & silk thread on unstretched canvas, 2013


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Blue Veil, 24 x 25", acrylic, cotton thread & canvas on linen, 2013


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Mask, 16 x 14", acrylic, charcoal & cotton thread on canvas, 2016


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Split, 20 x 23", oil & cotton thread on canvas, 2015


Ron Lopez The visual arts were an early refuge for Ron that offered inspiration, confidence, and a means of expression. Growing up in Raton, New Mexico he struggled in school, math and reading didn't come easily, but the arts seemed to come natural to him. With no formal arts education, Ron Lopez’s paintings and sculpture are a raw and brilliant birth of abstract forms. His sculptures are solid, made of steel and wood and reflect the dynamic juxtaposition of lines and shapes that so moved the abstract expressionists and before them, like Picasso. “I hope people will enjoy my work and not try to figure it out” Ron insists his work doesn’t have any agenda beyond sharing unadulterated emotions and child-like fascination with the world. As he describes his creative process, his Zen both amuses and intrigues. “I make a piece, and in a few days, when I come back to it, if it still excites me, I think, well it works. Then, I just keep going” Lopez is self-taught, but readily acknowledges his influences. Picasso and de Kooning’s transcendent aspects are inextricable from his artistic style. John Chamberlian’s work made from found car parts, and the similar works of Mark di Suvero, have clear parallels with his own sculpture. Ron’s foray into sculpture began with stone and wood. Eventually, he found perhaps his greatest influence in works of David Smith, which he remarked, “clarified my intent, at the time, and inspired me to start working with steel.” "People should just enjoy it. I want my work to give pleasure."


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Beginning, 57 H x 24 W x 16" D, steel


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Take Me to the River, 13.5 x 11.75", acrylic on board


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Rita of Taos, 39 H x 8.5 " W, wood


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This Land is Our Land, 36 x 30", acrylic on canvas


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Galaxy, 21 H x 15 W x 16" D, steel


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Kind of Blue, 30 x 30", acrylic on canvas


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Chevy, 15 H x 18 W x 15" D, steel


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Blue, 48 x 48", acrylic on canvas, 2014


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Gemini, 47 H x 9 W x 13.5" D, wood


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Water and the Moon, 12.5 x 10.5", acrylic on board


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Stars on the Mesa, 13 x 13", acrylic on board, 2015


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Lupe My Love, 27.5 H x 11.5 W x 14" D, wood


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Sunset, 36 x 30", acrylic on canvas


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Rohni, 31.5 H x 20 D x 10" W, wood


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Turn, 48 x 48", acrylic on canvas, 2018


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Magpie Blue, 17 H x 34 W x 5.5" D, wood


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Einstein, 24 H x 10" W, wood


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Crow, 27" H, steel


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Young Lupe, 24 H x 5" W, wood


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Radarhead, 56 H x 8 W x 9.5" D, wood


Located just 2 miles south of downtown Taos NM. We are a destination location, open by appointment, for a personalized art experience. Please call or email.

1335 Gusdorf RD . Suite i . Taos NM . 575.751.1262 . www.203FINEART.com

Rhythm & shape 2018  

Rhythm & Shape, a two person exhibition of distinctive paintings and sculpture. Courtney Azzara, an LA based artist, creates her art with ca...

Rhythm & shape 2018  

Rhythm & Shape, a two person exhibition of distinctive paintings and sculpture. Courtney Azzara, an LA based artist, creates her art with ca...