Jane Abrams - Searching for Beyul

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JANE ABRAMS

Searching for BEYUL


JANE ABRAMS Searching for BEYUL

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 - OCTOBER 2, 2021

New Concept Gallery


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ew Concept Gallery is delighted to invite you to experience Searching for Beyul, a solo exhibit showcasing the talent of renowned New Mexico artist Jane Abrams. The show will also see the debut of Abrams’ book, Searching for Beyul, which presents over six dozen examples of her work spanning her artistic career, with representative pieces from every major period. In the introduction to her book, Abrams writes, “Ancient Sanskrit texts tell of hidden lands high in the Himalayas, abounding in vegetation and wildlife found nowhere else on earth. The ancient words tell of wild rivers encircling mountain peaks and majestic waterfalls that guard the entrance to what is believed to be the mythical place of ‘Beyul’, a Tibetan word referring to a place where the physical and spiritual worlds mingle. As I venture beyond my studio, whether the destination is the jungles of Costa Rica, forests of Maine or the fields and acequias near my home in New Mexico, I think of the hidden places spoken of in the historic writings. I observe the plants where I am as though they were the mythical residents of Beyul. My continuing thoughts of ‘Beyul’ over the years have spawned an ongoing group of paintings depicting larger than life plants and the magical places they inhabit. My intent is for the paintings to be that place where the physical and spiritual worlds mingle.” Abrams’ 2021 exhibition will feature several of her most recent paintings, as well as significant works from her Asia and Mexico & Central America series.



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ANCIENT GARDENS RAKTA Oil on linen 80” x 72” 1995

$28,000


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VOLCAN IRAZU

Oil on handmade paper 18” x 18”, framed to 26” x 26” 2003

$3,200



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CHOCOLATE LILY Oil on linen 48” x 49” 2021

$10,500


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GLADIUS II

Oil on handmade paper 18” x 18”, framed to 26” x 26” 2018

$3,200



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THE ALCHEMIST Oil on linen 58” x 52” 2000

$15,000


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ZINGIBER

Oil on handmade paper 18” x 18”, framed to 26” x 26” 2003

$3,200



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GUADALUPE TRAIL VINE

Oil on handmade paper 18” x 18”, framed to 26” x 26” 2018

$3,200



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CORAZÓN Oil on linen 56” x 42” 1991

$12,000


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LAGO ATITLÁN Oil on linen 48” x 86” 1991

$21,000


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GLADIUS I

Oil on handmade paper 18” x 18”, framed to 26” x 26” 2017

$3,200

Not visible in installation image



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RED THISTLE TAPESTRY Oil on linen 23” x 21” 2016

$3,500


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RUBY FOREST Oil on linen 56” x 42” 2018-2019

$12,000


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DATURA VARIATION Oil on linen 23” x 21” 2020

$3,500



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AMARANTH Oil on linen 40” x 36” 2019

$7,200


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AUGUST NIGHTSHADE

Oil on handmade paper 18” x 18”, framed to 26” x 26” 2017

$3,200



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LIGHTNING POND Oil on linen 52” x 58” 2007

$15,000


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CHINA SUN Oil on linen 58” x 52” 2021

$15,000



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BLUE IRIS

Oil on handmade paper 18” x 18”, framed to 26” x 26” 2020

$3,200


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WHITE IRIS Oil on linen 40” x 40” 2021

$8,000


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FIRE & ICE

Oil on linen 40” X 36” 2021

$7,200

Bonus painting


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Prices are valid until 12/31/2021


New Concept Gallery 610 CANYON 610 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.795.7570 . newconceptgallery.com