Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Alcoves at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Continuing the story from our last blog post, here is Shaun Gilmore's installation at the New Mexico Museum of Art.  Shaun is one of five featured artists in this exhibition, which also - by luck and affinity - features Signe Stuart and Dara Mark.  The other artists are Mira Burack of Cerrillos and Kelly Eckel from Albuquerque.  The show opened on October 15th and runs through December 4th.

Of this show, Jon Carver writes in VAS: "visual wonder is thematic in Alcoves 16/17....opening centers, empty spaces and strong subtleties are the hallmarks of the show."

You are invited to a conversation with the artists on Friday, November 4th at 5:30 in the Museum of Art.

More images from the show, including a close-up of one of Signe's paper pieces:

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A Visit to Shaun Gilmore's Studio

new paper mache sculpture with older work in the studio

Walking into Shaun's large, light-filled studio one is greeted by a cheerful crowd of new sculptures. She has been working on an exciting body of work that challenges balance, line and space.  The pieces, deliberately a little clumsy or quirky, are made with paper-mache on wire armatures and seem to be always on the verge of falling - or dancing.

As you can see, some of the work is installed on the wall, some hangs and floats like mutant space ships, others rise from the table.  All have a very lively, whimsical presence.

Shaun's home and studio are just outside the village of Galisteo, New Mexico, where she has lived with her husband, photographer Nick Merrick, for many years.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Dara Mark at Gebert Contemporary

Dara is showing three of her newest paintings from the River/Flow/Chart series at Gebert Contemporary in a show titled Salon 6 - 15 - 16.   Her work is watercolor on Yupo, a translucent synthetic paper that she layers and sews onto a white mat.  Other artists featured in this show are Udo Noger, Keiko Sadakane and John Nelson.  Gebert is at 558 Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the exhibit runs through August 6th.    You are invited!

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Lady Minimalists Go To Roswell

Signe's exhibition, "Fifteen," opened at the Roswell Museum and Art Center on Friday, October 2nd, and we went down to attend.  The show is beautifully curated to display her sensibility and attention to materials, which have remained constant over more than five decades.   There's a fine catalogue with an essay by curator Sara Woodbury to accompany the show, which will be up until March 20th.  Go see it!

Shaun and Janice at the opening reception
Signe's reception begins
"Wall" - paper and gesso

Signe with Sara Woodbury before the reception
Dara and Shaun at the Roswell Museum
installation view
installation view

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Signe Stuart Retrospective

Signe will be honored with a career retrospective at the Roswell Museum.  We are excited for her and of course all of us will drive down for the opening.  Signe has been making art for a lifetime, and in the 20 years I've personally known her, has gone though several changes as she continually searches through new visual territory.  She has experimented with materials from sewn canvas to plastic food trays, created small wall pieces and room-sized installations, and always kept her vision clear and uncompromised.   Please join us, join her, for what promises to be a fascinating and beautiful show.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jill Christian at the New Mexico Museum of Art

There is still time to see Lady Minimalist Jill Christian's paintings in the Art on the Edge exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art.  The show, which runs through August 16th, features the work of seven regional artists selected by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Our exhibit is up in the elegant SMINK gallery/design showroom on Dragon Street.  We're thrilled to be showing in Dallas and hope that if you are in the area, you will come by and see our work on view.  Or head over to to see images.

All  six Lady Minimalists were on hand for the opening reception.  We spent a busy few days visiting museums in Dallas and Fort Worth and being wined and dined by the ever-generous Smink sisters.  Our palettes, both oral and visual,  are delightfully sated as we head back to our individual studios.  Thank-you Jennifer, Autumn and Dawn!