Art Santa Fe 2017 Show Catalog

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EXHI BI TI NG ARTI STS AMI R BAHAR |MARY TBARTON |CHRI STO BRAUN |ANN BUBI S |L OUI S CHRI STENSEN BOB COOK | DARA DANI EL | CECI L I A GARCI A AMARO | DR J ONES | J AN KNOX PETER MANGAN | COL I N MCCAL L UM | NI NA MI HM | DEBRA STEI DEL


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AMI R BAHAR Ami rBah ar ’ spower f u labs t r ac tpai n t i n gs or i gi n at ef r om apas tper v adedwi t hwar an dr ev ol u t i on i nh i sh ome c ou n t r y of I r an .Asay ou n gmangr owi n gu pi nas oc i et yen gu l f edi ns u f f er i n g,Bah arl ook ed t ot h es t ar sf ori n s pi r at i on ,t h es eemi n gl y i n f i n i t eu n i v er s egi v i n gh i ms ol ac e. Now,asapar tofBah ar ’ sc r eat i v epu r s u i t ,as t r on omi c alen l i gh t en men tan den du r i n gf or t i t u dear er eoc c u r r i n gt h emes . Epi t omi z i n gt h es et h emesi st h e pi ec e ‘ Gal ax y ’( 2016)wi t hadar kbac k gr ou n d r epr es en t i n gh i s des pon den tpas tan d t h enabl u r r i n gs pi r alofs t el l arc ol oran d h opeer u pt i n gi n t ot h ef or egr ou n d.

' GALAXY'( 2016) OI LON CANVAS 36x36I N /91. 5x91. 5 CM

MARY TBARTON

Mar yT .Bar t onh asbeenpai n t i n gf or ov er f i f t een y ear s . Her s u r r eal abs t r ac tpai n t i n gspr es en ta s t i r r i n g i mager y .T h ev i s i bl es at u r at i on of ‘ P u r aVi da’i ss al i en tan dabs or bi n g wh i l et h ef l owi n gdr i ppi n gt ec h n i qu e ev ok esa s u l t r i n es st h atc ompou n ds t h eps y c h edel i cper c ept i on .

' PURA VI DA'( 2016) AL COHOLI NK 23x19I N /58. 8x48 CM

Bah ar ’ si n t r i gu i n gc ombi n at i onofv i br an t c ol or s , emot i on al l yc h ar ged c ompos i t i on san dc u l t u r alu n der t on esmak esf or pas s i on at ean den er get i cwor k sofar t .


CHRI STO BRAUN Chr i s t o Br aun’ s moder n and l us t r ous wor ks capt ur e nat ur e’ s i nces s ant movement and pul s at i ng col or s .Hi sdynami c panel s ar e pai nt ed, s cul pt ur ali nvent i ons of pi gment ed s ynt het i c r es i ns on s t ai nl es ss t eeland wood.Hi s pr of ound s t yl ei nvol vesmul t i pl el ayer i ngst hatar e car ved ands andedawayatt or eveal an i r i des centi mager yf ul lof dept h and l uci di t y. W hi l e Br aun’ s wor ki s abs t r act ,i t s s ubt l er epr es ent at i onali mager yi ns pi r es a s ens at i on of movement ;r eveal i ng moment um bui l di ngwi t hi nt her ef l ect edl i ght .

' STUDY I N COPPER'( 2016) PI GEMENTED RESI N ON AL UMI NUM COMPOSI TE AND W OOD,36x48x2I N /91. 5x122x5 CM

ANN BUBI S An nBu bi s 'oi lpai n t i n gss peakt ot h e i mpor t an c e ofen v i r on men t al i s m as s h ec apt u r es t h ei n t r i c at e det ai l s , beau t yan df r agi l i t yoft h en at u r al wor l d.Sh es t ar t swi t hobs er v at i on al s t u di es t o r en der t h e i n t en s e l u mi n os i t yan dl i f e ofh ers u bj ec t s , t h eou t war di mageofi n war dt h i n gs . An n ’ sf l or al pi ec esar er emi n i s c en t of Geor gi aO’ Keef f e’ sc l os eu pf l ower wor k ss u c has‘ R edCan n a’( 1924) an d ‘ Abs t r ac t i on W h i t e R os e’ ( 1927) s h ar i n g appr ec i at i on f or c ompos i t i on , bol d c ol or s , an d s i mpl i s t i c ,n at u r albeau t y .

' PRECI OUS'( 2012) OI LON CANVAS 19x19I N /48x48 CM


ANN BUBI S ' STORI ES TOLD I N GOLD'( 2017) MI XED MEDI A ON W OOD 60x36I N /153x91 CM


L OUI S CHRI STENSEN L oui sChr i s t ens eni sdeepl yengr os s ed i n t he met aphys i cal ,s pi r i t ualand cr eat i ve s pher es of t he nat ur alwor l d. She expl or es mys t i cal concept s t hr ough t he deepes tl i mi t s oft he s ubcons ci ous and t heout s ki r t soft hedi vi ni t y.Thus ,herwor k r es embl espr ophet i c depi ct i onsand es ot er i ci mager y.Chr i s t ens en’ sus eofpecul i ar mat er i al ss uch as f l ower s , pl ant s , s t ones ,s and,t ext i l es ,and obj ect ss uch as gl as s es ,s hoes , cl ot hes and even s nakes ki n,keepst he audi ence al er tand engagedi nt heunr es t r ai nedexpr es s i on. ' DI VI NEPOWEREDI TI ON#4'( DET AI L)

' DI VI NEPOW ER EDI TI ON #4'( 2017) MI XED MEDI A ON CANVAS 31. 5x24I N /80x60 CM

BOB COOK BobCookappr oac h esf i n ear tph ot ogr aph yt h ewayapai n t erappr oac h esac an v as .Si mi l ar l y ,t h e dedi c at i ont os u bj ec t ,c ol or ,moodan df or m al lc omei n t opl ay .W i t hh i sl en sasabr u s h ,Cook f r amest h epi ec ewi t hh i ss et t i n gofc h oi c e,an dwh et h erbyc h an c eorc al c u l at edpl an n i n g,an ef f ec t i v es c en ei sc apt u r ed.Headj u s t sex pos u r easi fmi x i n gpai n t sonapal et t e,s et t i n gt h emood ofa pi ec e bys ei z i n gt h e war m oft h es et t i n gs u n ort h es h ade ofa r es t i n g meadow.T h e c ompr eh en s i v ec r eat i v epr oc es sCookappl i est oph ot ogr aph yi si n v i gor at i n g,c r eat i n gbr eat h t ak i n g wor k st h atman i pu l at el an ds c apest h ou ghc ompr es s i n gper s pec t i v eors t i t c h i n gt oget h ert er r ai n .

' DEATH VALLEY ARTI STPALETTE'( 2014) PHOTOGRAPHY ON DI BOND AL UMI NUM 18x72I N /46x183CM



DARA DANI EL Dar a Dani el ’ s r epr es ent at i onal pai nt i ngs evokeanendur i ngi mager yofpur i t yandf or t i t ude.Ther us t i cdet ai l si nDani el ' st ext ur ed compos i t i ons achi eve a vi nt age mani f es t at i on,r emi ni s centofa di s t antmemor yoran anci entengr avi ng on s t one.The i mage of t he hor s e has been r ever ed t hr oughout humanhi s t or y.Dani els eekst o bui l d ont hat t r adi t i on and add a capt i vat i ng,emot i onal el ementt hatt hevi ewercanr el at et o. Dani elal s o emphas i zest he us e ofcol ort o conveymood i na pi ece.Mor eover ,s heor ches t r at es an ar r ay ofvi s ualel ement st o achi eve a bal anced compos i t i on and br i ng l i f eandener gyi nt oeachpai nt i ng.

' I N A DREAM'( 2016) ACRYLI C ON CANVAS 36x24I N /91. 5x61CM

CECI LI A GARCI A AMARO Cec i l i a Gar c i a Amar oi sa Mex i c ans el f t au gh t pai n t erbor ni nGu adal aj ar a,J al i s c o.Sh ebegan h erc ar eeri nt h eear l y1980' sasDi r ec t oroft h e Di s ar t eGal l er yi nT i j u an a,Baj aCal i f or n i a.Du r i n g h er f or mat i v e y ear s , Cec i l i a wor k ed was f i gu r at i v e ar t i s twi t ha s pec i alpr ef er en c ef or l an ds c ape an dt h emes r el at ed t o mu s i c .T h e l y r i c alf or mat i onwasi n s pi r edbyT i j u an aB. C. ,a r egi ont h ath on or spai n t i n gs ,s on gsan dpoet r y .

' UNTI TLED'( 2014) MI XED MEDI A ON PAPER 32x46I N /81x117 CM

I n 2011,s h ei n au gu r at ed t h e Gar c Ă­ a Amar o Gal l er y ,dedi c at edex c l u s i v el yt ot h eex h i bi t i onof h erpai n t i n gsbu toc c as i on al l ys h ar i n gt h es pac e wi t hph ot ogr aph er s ,s c u l pt or san dmu s i c i an s . Cu r r en t l y ,h erpai n t i n gst r av er s ebet weenabs t r ac t ex pr es s i on i s m an dal lou tf r eedom ofex pr es s i on , bal an c i n gt h er i gorofc ompos i t i onwi t hc h an c e an dal way su s i n gc ol orasapr ot agon i s tel emen t .


DR J ONES D. R .J on esh asabol ds t y l et h ati sf u l lofmy s t i c i s m an d won der .Hi swor kc on t ai n sc ol l i di n gc u l t u r ali den t i t i es , mer gi n gi n t oah y br i dv oy ageofex pl or at i on .T h er ei san u n den i abl er ef er en c et ot h e gr eatSou t h wes toft h e Un i t ed St at es ,ex empl i f i ed t h r ou gh f r on t i err ef er en c es an d agr es t i ci mager y .YetJ on esal s o dr awson h i s appr ec i at i on of f abl ed an c i en t Nat i v e Amer i c an h er i t age.T h ec ombi n at i onoft h es et h emesc r eat esa s t i r r i n gu n der t on et oh i swor kt h atgi v esi tc on t ex tan d s i gn i f i c an c e;ac on n ec t i ont ot h ean c es t r alpas toft h e r egi on .

' SPI RI TOFTHEANCI ENTS'( 2014) ACRYLI C ON CANVAS 36x24I N /91x61CM

J AN KNOX J an Kn ox pai n t sh erl ov e ofNat u r e i n f l u en c ed by h er t r ai n i n g as a geol ogi s tan dh erman yt r av el s .Sh e c r eat es c on t empor ar y abs t r ac t i on si n v i br an tc ol or su s i n gwat er c ol or ,ac r y l i c , i n k an dc ol l age. Herc on t empor ar y abs t r ac t i on s ar e n on f i gu r at i v e an d n on r epr es en t at i on al . Sh e c r eat es s h apesorf or ms ,wi t hc ol oran dl i n ei n ac oh es i v e pr es en t at i on .T h e ar t wor k mayr ec al l n at u r al f or ms ,memor i esofa v i s i tt oa s pec i alpl ac eorc apt u r ean emot i onf r om i t smi xofs h apesort h e u s eofc ol or .

T h er e ar e obs er v abl e i n f l u en c es i n J on es ’ wor k , es pec i al l ywi t hr egar dst ot h es t r on g,br i gh t c ol or ss i mi l ar t ot h atoft h eF au v i s tar t i s t soft h eear l y20t hc en t u r ys u c h asAn dr éDer ai n .J on es 'c r eat i v edi r ec t i onh asal s obeen h eav i l y gu i ded by h i ss t u di es of 20t h c en t u r y Ex pr es s i on i s m.W i t hJ on es ’c u r r en twor k ,h i sgoali st o h on ort h eEx pr es s i on i s tt r adi t i onbydi s t or t i n gh i sown s u r r ou n di n gsoft h eAmer i c anSou t h wes tan d ev ok ea s t y l er i c hwi t hs y mbol i s m,c u r i os i t y ,an di n s pi r at i on .


PETER MANGAN Pet erMangani sas cul pt orwhowor ks pr i mar i l y wi t h gl as s and met al .The cont r as t i ngmedi umscapt ur et heal t er nat eendsoft heemot i onalandphys i cal s pect r um, r epr es ent i ng f r agi l i t y andf or t i t ude,t r ans par encyands ol i di t y.Amal gamat i ng t hi sdi chot omyi sa domi nant t heme i n Mangan’ s wor k whi chyi el dsanobs er vabl ecommuni cat i onofs el fexpr es s i on.W hi l eeach ofMangan’ ss cul pt ur es der i ve f r om abs t r act i onandi nt ui t i on,t heyar ef or t i f i ed t hr ough hi s car ef ul l y pl anned cr eat i vepr oces st oevokea conver s a t i on aboutl i f e’ sps ychos oci alexper i ences ,i nt er act i on wi t h t he nat ur al wor l dandper s onaldevel opment . ' BURNI NG BUSH'( 2016) STEEL,BRASS,COPPERAND GLASS 26x21x4I N /66x53x10CM

COLI N MCCALL UM Col i n Mc Cal l u m' s wor k per pet u at esanen er gi s i n gv i s u al s t i mu l at i onwi t hc ompl exi mager y an dc ol ou rc ombi n at i on s .Col i n wor k si ns er i est h at or i gi n at ef r om c on c ept sder i v edf r om t ec h n i qu e an d c ol or ex per i men t at i on . Wh i l ec on n ec t ed t h r ou gh t h e or i gi n alc on c eptoft h es er i es , eac hpi ec eofar ti si n depen den t an du n i qu e. Col i n h as s h own h i s wor k i n t er n at i on al l yt h r ou ghgr ou pan d i n di v i du al ex h i bi t i on s s i n c e 1979,af t ergr adu at i n gf r om t h e Camber wel l Sc h ool of Ar t , L on don . ' FL UX'( 2015) ACRYLI C ON CANVAS 47x47I N /120x120 CM


NI NA MI HM Ni n a Mi h mi sa mi x ed medi a ar t i s twh o’ swor k c h ar ac t er i z es t h ec h i c , boh emi an c u l t u r et h at u n der pi n st h eHi l lCou n t r yl i f es t y l e.Byc ombi n i n g l ay er i n gt ec h n i qu eswi t hs of t ,f emi n i n ei mager y , Mi h m weav es a pat c h wor k of poi s e an d peac ef u l n es s .Yett h er ei sal s oadeepi n t i mac yt o h erwor kt h atembr ac est h ewh i ms i c aln os t al gi aof ev er y dayr u r all i f e. Mi h m’ sl ay er i n gpr oc es si n c l u dest h eu s eofac r y l i c pai n t san dt or nc ol l agepaper swi t ht h egoalof bl en di n gt h emedi ai n t oa c oh es i v ec ompos i t i on . Wh i l et ex t u r ei sadomi n an tel emen tofh erwor k , Mi h mal s os eek st oman i pu l at et on ean ds h adi n gt o gi v et h ewor kl u mi n os i t y ,s oh erpai n t i n gsgl owwi t h t h ev i br an c eofl i f e.

' BACK TO THEHI LLCOUNTRY'( 2017) MI XED MEDI A ON CANVAS 24x18I N /61x46CM

Ni n a Mi h m’ s wor kc an be f ou n di n pr i v at e c ol l ec t i on si n bot ht h e USA an d Eu r ope.Sh e c u r r en t l ywor k sou t ofh erDr agon f l yR an c hSt u di oi n t h eh i l lc ou n t r yofT ex as ,j u s ts ou t h wes tofAu s t i n .

DEBRA STEI DEL Debr aSt ei del ’ swor ku s h er sar en ai s s an c eoft h eAr t Nou v eau per i od( 1890– 1910) ,agl i mps eoft h epas twh enar twas def i n ed by or gan i cf or ms ,f l owi n g c u r v at u r e, an d a ph i l os oph yofar t i s t i cl i ber t yi nc on j u n c t i onwi t ht h en at u r al en v i r on men t .W h i l e St ei delc on v er s esi nt h ef l or alpoet r y r emi n i s c en toft h eF r en c hv i s i on ar yÉmi l eGal l é,f ou n di nt h e c ompos i t i on ofh erf ol i age c ar v i n gsan d or n amen t all i ds ; Debr a’ swor kal s oc l ear l ys h ar esc h ar ac t er i s t i c swi t ht h atof Amer i c andes i gn erL ou i sComf or tT i f f an y .I twasT i f f an ywh o t r ademar k ed t h e wor d‘ F av r i l e, ’an ol dF r en c ht er m f or ‘ h an dmade’i n 1894,an et h osatt h ef or ef r on tofDebr a St ei del ’ sar t wor k . T h ec on v i c t i onofDebr aSt ei del ’ ss c u l pt u r ess peakt h r ou ght h e h ar mon i ou sbon d bet ween t h ef or m ofeac hv es s elan d i n t r i c ac yofeac hs c u l pt u r all i d.T h edef i n i n gi n f l u en c eofAr t Nou v eau u n dou bt edl yl i n ger si nt h e ex pr es s i on ofeac h St ei delmas t er pi ec e,y etper h apst h emos tf as c i n at i n gpar al l el bet weenDebr a’ smi x edmedi as c u l pt u r ean dt h ebr i l l i an c eof t h eNou v eaul egen dar i esi st h eu n c an n yr es embl an c et oR en é L al i qu e’ ss i n u ou sc r eat i v i t yan dar t i s t i cgen i u s .

' SHADOW DANCERS'( 2017) PORCELAI N AND GLASS 22x9x9I N /56x23x23 CM


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