Above: William Georgenes, Return of the Pigs, mixed media, 11 x 9 x 9"
William Georgenes 5. Gallery PREVIEWS 2351 Fox Rd #700 5pointgallery.com January 12–February 14 Reception January 12, 5 pm 5. Gallery celebrates the life and career of William Georgenes, who passed away in December. Born in Boston in the 1920s, Georgenes was orphaned at a young age. He was an artist from the beginning, and worked his way through the Massachusetts School of Art, earning a BFA, continuing on to a MFA at the Yale School of Art, where he studied with Josef Albers. He taught art at universities throughout New England, and worked as an art restorer at Harvard’s Fogg Museum. Georgenes moved to Santa Fe in 1988. He is best known for his large abstract paintings, filled with patterns formed from multicolored dots, and for his assemblages. The assemblages are carefully arranged conglomerations of toys, arranged to form pattern and texture, finished with metallic paint. His prodigious work ethic kept Georgenes working long hours in the studio until the end of his life.—Lisa Van Sickle
Garlic NO LAND 54 1/2 E San Francisco #7 strangerscollective.com January 13–March 10 Reception January 13, 6–9 pm Liz Brindley defines herself as a farmer, artist, writer, art educator, printmaker, and community organizer. Her two-month residency at NO LAND will tie together the threads of these interests. After graduating from Minnesota’s St. Olaf College with an art degree, Brindley moved to Santa Fe and found work at various farms and at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, developing an appreciation for garlic, among other crops. Over the weeks of her residency, Brindley will show drawings, prints, and a mural. She will lead a printmaking workshop using vegetables, and hold a workshop on making paper from garlic skins. Other events will center on both art and food, with the goal of opening an “honest dialogue about local agriculture, food justice, and creativity.”—LVS
Above: Liz Brindley, Carrot, digital image
Voices OTA Contemporary 203 Canyon otacontemporary.com Through January 25 OTA Contemporary presents a group show including the work of Kiyomi Baird, Jacob Burmood, David Clark, Carlos Frias, Hernan Gomez Chavez, Mario Martinez, August Muth, Somers Randolph, and Nola Zirin. The work is varied. Randolph sculpts sinuous shapes from stone; Muth creates holographs; Frias, Martinez (Pasqua Yaqui Tribe), and Zirin are all abstract painters—although the work of each is distinct—and Baird’s oil paintings reflect metaphysical concerns and her Japanese heritage. One of Canyon Road’s newest galleries, OTA Contemporary opened earlier in 2017 with a view to “inspire curiosity and human passions.” The work they exhibit is decidedly contemporary. Voices will be the first time Jacob Burmood, sculptor, and David Clark, who works in encaustic monotypes, have shown in Santa Fe.—LVS Left: Kiyomi Baird, Warrior, oil on board, 48 x 36 x 1 1/2" January 4, 2018 NOW 11