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Pics From the Weekend

I’ve got nothing except for a few pics from the weekend.

Friday evening in the Golden Triangle.

Cuddle time with Ferdinand.

Detail of Peter Illig painting Shipwreck/Redemption. Painting is mixed media and neon lights measuring 108 x 72, priced at $3,500. Peter is represented by Walker Fine Art.

Mark Penner-Howell, Harbinger, acrylic and colored pencil on canvas, 72 x 60, $4,500. Mark is represented by Walker Fine Art.

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Scenes From Art Night

Perry and I hit the galleries last night. Stops were made at Havu in the Golden Triangle, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Michael Warren Contemporary and Sync on Santa Fe and Next, Pirate and Zip37 on Navajo. Havu’s offer is once again excellent but pricey. My favorite works were at Zip37.

I snapped this pic as we were leaving the Golden Triangle.

We hit the always reliable El Taco de Mexico for burritos, street tacos and Mexican Cokes. El Taco is not a glamorous place but the food is always good.

Zip37 is exhibiting great paintings by Ryan Talbot. The paintings are based on Ryan’s memories of storms in southern Colorado and playing in the rain puddles after the storm had passed. Ryan’s unique style makes the paintings fresh and exciting. It’s small show but definitely worth checking out.

Zip37, Ryan Talbot, Madison, oil on canvas, 24 x 36, $850

Zip37, Ryan Talbot, Jack, oil and mixed media on canvas, 24 X 36, NFS

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Saturday Night Art

Perry and I hit the galleries again on Saturday night. The first stop was Redline for Between the Medium: Seeing Photographically. The exhibit was curated by Mark Sink, the founder of Month Of Photography. The exhibit explores how artists are expanding the definition of photography by incorporating new technology and concepts. Local and national artists are included in the show.

Also opening at Redline was Every Breath We Drew, a solo show by Jess T. Dugan. Here’s a passage from the artist’s statement:

Every Breath We Drew explores the power of identity, desire, and connection through portraits of myself and others. Working within the framework of queer experience and from my actively constructed sense of masculinity, my portraits examine the intersection between private, individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. I photograph people in their homes, often in their bedrooms, using medium and large format cameras to create a deep, sustained engagement, resulting in an intimate and detailed portrait.

Exhibits at Redline rarely disappoint. These shows are no exception. They are well curated. Local museum curators, along with the fixtures of the local art scene, turned out for the event. The exhibits were highly praised by attendees. Give it a look if you’re local.

Permanent light installation at Redline entrance.

Stephen Batura, painting based on historical photograph

Catherine Fairchild, Portraits of Sticky Notes

Lars Anderson

After Redline, we stopped by Leon Gallery for the opening of SKINs. The exhibit is a solo show featuring photographs by Tya Alisa Anthony. This is a small but powerful show featuring stunning images. Tya, a young woman, is a shining star of the new generation of local artists. This is also a show to see.

Leon Gallery, Tya Alisa Anthony, Eleven, photograph, 48′ x 72″, $1,200

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Friends & Photos

Paddy, JP, Jacqueline and I hit the galleries last night. It’s Month of Photography here so most of the galleries are exhibiting photos.

The first stop was Walker Fine Art were we ran into Perry. There’s some tension between Perry and Paddy so it was bit uncomfortable (They are exchanging professional services. Perry thinks that $350 for cut and color is too much money.) Walker has some excellent photos. One can always see great work in this gallery.

The next stop was Michael Warren Contemporary. The guys hit it out of the park with their new exhibit. Dallas Parkins has a series of photographs of downed street signs. They make one wonder what happened. Kely McClung is exhibiting photos of buildings in downtown Chicago. The photos were taken in the back alleys. It looks as if Kely lays on the ground to photograph the buildings. The photos look like black and white but are actually color. They are simultaneously abstract and representational. They are simply stunning. This is a must see show.

MWC, Dallas Parkins, Sign Down Denver #9, photograph, 60″ x 40″, $2,700

MWC, Kely McClung, Falling Up- Chicago Alleys #42, photograph, 42″ x 42″, $1,750

MWC, additional Kely McClung photographs

Pirate, Craig Robb installation

Golden Triangle condominium building housing Walker Fine Art.

The night ended with another late dinner at Blackbird.

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Mask 6

I bought this mask in Todos Santos, Mexico a number of years ago. Todos Santos is on the Pacific side of the Baja and is better known as the home to the legendary Hotel California.

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Art & Socializing

Art night turned out to be more about socializing than seeing new offerings. Paddy, JP (the boyfriend) and I headed over to Santa Fe for the First Friday Art Walk. After a quick dinner at El Taco de Mexico, we headed to Mai Wyn Fine Art. We spent a good amount of time talking with Mai Wyn. She’s letting Paddy hold his birthday party at her gallery in a few weeks. It’s always a pleasure spending time with Mai Wyn. We also spent time at Artzer-Shaw talking with Matthew who recently made a custom coffee table for Paddy’s living room. Matthew is a very talented and creative woodworker. He’s also warm and welcoming.

The best art of the night was found at Rule and Artwork Network. Sadly, I didn’t take any pictures at Rule but I did snap a few at Artwork Network. Two paintings at Artwork Network were our favorites:

Silvana Ravena, Alpine Variations II, mixed media on paper, 36″ x 46″, $2,400

Silvana Ravena, Incursions to the Mind, encaustic on wood, 47″ x 63″, $5,300

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Void II

Charles Livingston is one of the treasures of the local art scene. His paintings, drawings and multi-media installations are always fresh and thought provoking. Charles is a member of Pirate: Contemporary Art.

Void II, 30″ x 37.5″, acrylic, pencil and mixed media on canvas

Charles also owns Apeiron Design which produces high-quality custom rugs.

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