Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Installing Magnetic Drift in Axle Contemporary

Dara Mark and the truck
The Lady Minimalists had a great time installing our project in the truck.  Everything fit perfectly, with magnets holding the little paintings to the walls.

At the reception on Friday, September 6th, we had quite a crowd of friends and well-wishers who seemed to enjoy moving the pieces around.  By the end of the evening, our original installation was well-scrambled into multiple constellations made by our visitors.  The original order now exists only in the posters pasted to the outside of the truck.

We hope you have a chance to visit Axle at one of its many mobile locations during the month of September.  For a schedule, go to axle art.com, where you can also find photos of participants happily engaging with our project.
Diane McGregor with her grid of paintings, Signe Stuart's  paintings and Dara Mark's  grid

Diane McGregor and Janice Wall in the  cab of the truck

Shaun Gilmore

Danielle Shelley with her paintings
Janice Wall installing her work

Dara Mark installing her work

Friday, August 30, 2013

Magnetic Drift at Axle Contemporary

The Lady Minimalists will present a site-specific, interactive project at Axle Contemporary, a mobile gallery of contemporary art in Santa Fe.  We have created dozens of tiny works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, printed paper and other media.  Attached to the sides of the gallery space with magnets, the little "paintings" are moveable and interchangeable by viewers.  Above you can see some of our artworks in possible arrangements, as well as the outside of Axle's small but mighty gallery, which travels around town like a lending library taking art to the public.

We've named our project "Magnetic Drift" to suggest movement and possibility.  Drifting west at the rate of 55 miles a year, the magnetic north pole is  headed for Siberia, and from there, who knows?  Our exhibit will debut with each artist's works arranged together on the wall in a configuration of her choice.  Once the viewing public starts to play with the little art pieces....

The project opens its doors from 5 to 7:00 on Friday, September 6th, when the gallery will be parked at the Santa Fe  Railyard.  The exhibit will run through September in various sites around town.  In the spirit of play, we have priced our work extremely low to be affordable and collectible for all.  So if you are in Santa Fe on the 6th, come on by!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer News from the Lady Minimalists

Three of our members will be showing work in exhibitions this summer.  Currently at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, Signe Stuart  has installed a large work made of Tyvek, light and shadow.  The installation,  INSILENCE2, will be up until August 30th.  Signe calls it "an interactive space for introspection."   Read all about it and see some wonderful images on the Tyvek blog:  http://tyvek-blog.materialconcepts.com/2013/05/huge-tyvek-art-installation-by-signe-stuart.html

Shaun Gilmore and Janice Wall's show MOSTLYCLEARANDPARTLYCLOUDY: climate as metaphor will open at the Mesa Public Library Gallery in Los Alamos, New Mexico on July 3rd.  It will feature individual work by each artist.  The reception is on July 12th from 4:30 - 6:30 and there will be a gallery talk by the artists on July 26th at 3:00.  You are cordially invited to both events!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Dara Mark at Friesen Gallery

LMT Society member Dara Mark invites you to her show at Friesen Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho.  Her exhibit features watercolor abstractions from the last two years.  To view the work, go to friesengallery.com - a complete display of paintings in the show can be found under her name in the "Artists" section.  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Elemental New Mexico

One of our Lady Minimalists, Diane McGregor, is showing her work in Elemental New Mexico: The Desert in Form and Essence, at the Las Cruces Museum of Art in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Curated by Joy Miller, this intriguing exhibition features work from six New Mexico artists, and includes photography, painting, sculpture, and video. This show is a perfect venue for Diane's work, as the essence of the New Mexican desert is the primary inspiration for her grid paintings. If you find yourself in southern New Mexico, please stop in and enjoy the exhibition.  The show will be up through April 6th.