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!