The art tour last night wasn’t quite the adventure as last week but it was filled with great art. Perry, Mack and I stopped at William Havu Gallery and Walker Fine Art in the Golden Triangle before meeting Paddy, Jacqueline and Jacqueline’s friend, Josh, at Space Gallery on Santa Fe. Bradly was sick in bed at Paddy’s house. As usual, Havu and Walker had great shows. I loved Laura Truitt’s paintings at Havu. The Ben Strawn paintings and Bill Vielehr metal pieces at Walker took top honors, in my opinion, for best art of the night.
The new show at Space did not disappoint. Jason Lee Gimbel, Mark Sink and William Stoehr works were simply stunning. The next stop was Access Gallery, where Tracy Tomko curated a show by a group of eight artists called The Institute For Non-Bizarre Treatment. Stops were also made in Sync, Core and Spark. Brenda LaBier had great photos in the new show at Sync. She’s also selling a book of her photos.
The final stop for the night was the Navajo Art District. There were two video installation at Pirate by Shannon W. Kelly. The images in his black and white films were mesmerizing. One had to take time to watch both films but it was time well spent. Stops were also made in Next, which had a photography exhibit, and Zip37, which still had their invitational group show up. Edge was closed by the time the tour arrived.
And that was it. A lot was packed into three and half house. Gallery stops were made in the Golden Triangle, Santa Fe Arts District and the Navajo Art District. Perry knew everyone and made many introductions. The tour did not include any bad singers, male strippers or a very late dinner. There’s always next time.