We were thrilled with the turn out last night for gallery stroll. Thank you for all of those who were able to join us and stayed for the curatorial discussion by Shalee Cooper on our Mandelman - Ribak exhibition, our rehang brings a new perspective to the work. Join us next gallery stroll, May 18th at 6:30pm, for a panel discussion which will give more insight into the history of their work. The exhibit will be on display through June 9th.
Modern West Fine Art is proud to be partnering with Rosenbergy & Co. Gallery in NYC and University New Mexico Foundation, who manage the Mandelman Ribak Collection, to host our first exhibition featuring works by Modernists artists. This important exhibition highlights works by Beatrice Mandelman & Louis Ribak. The two artists met in New York at a dance sponsored by the Artists Union and then married in 1942, and moved from NYC to Taos, New Mexico in 1944. The move to the West inspired a new palette and direction for the artists, not only in their surroundings, but also in their relationships with other esteemed artists. Taos matured into one of the epicenters for Modern artists including, Georgia Okeefe, Agnes Martin, Richard Diebenkorn, Mark Rothko, & Clyfford Still.
The West became a percolating center for artists and home to Bea and Louis where they founded their own school in 1947, the Taos Valley Art School. This exhibition consists of works by each artist emphasizing how they worked in cohesion, while establishing their own distinct voices. Their legacy & influence on each other and on other artists continues to impact the contemporary artists we feature in the gallery today. We are honored and thrilled to be sharing this important exhibition, and thank all who came to Gallery Stroll last night to celebrate in our opening this important exhibition. It will bee on display through June 9th.
Incredible turn out last night for our opening of "306 Hollywood" by Elan and Jonathan Bogarín. Be sure to mark your calendars for March 8, we will be screening their film "306 Hollywood" at the library and hosting an artist reception at the gallery afterwards for a q&a with the artists.
Thank you to everyone who attended our January Artist Reception with Nathan Florence. We had an incredible turn out and are thrilled to be exhibiting "Toward Home." The exhibition will be on display through March 10, 2018.
Our Modern West Holidays Exhibition featuring works by all of our represented artists offer a contemporary variety of mediums and formats with an emphasis on our small works. We would like to thank all of those who were able to attend last nights gallery stroll. If you haven't had a chance to see the works in person they will on display and available for purchase until January 5, 2018. You may also view the full selection from our Small Works 2017.
Thank you to everyone who attended our November Holiday Reception featuring works by all of our artists for our Modern West Holidays exhibition. We had an incredible turn out and are thrilled to be exhibiting the work through January 5, 2018.
Thank you to everyone who attended our October Artists Reception with Billy Schenck and Gary Ernest Smith. We had an incredible turn out and are thrilled to be exhibiting "The Legendary West" featuring new works by Billy Schenck, Ed Mell & Gary Ernest Smith. The exhibition will be on display through November 14, 2017.
Thank you to everyone who attended our September Gallery Stroll featuring March by Jann Haworth. Inspired by the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and her 2009 single frame comic strip featuring women of distinction, Mannequin Defectors, Haworth’s current body of work is an integration of her past concepts informing new ideas. Pushing the boundaries of the medium of discarded materials, she uses cardboard to echo the possibilities of protest. These mixed media pieces utilize peripheral and fringe materials and invite the viewer to reexamine the potential of artistic mediums and how it speaks to the subject matter. The exhibition will be on display through October 14, 2017.
Thank you to everyone who attended our July Gallery Stroll featuring our "Native Voices" Exhibition and our Contemporary Trading Post. This group show features works by our artists of American Indian descent including Shonto Begay, Nocona Burgess, Sheldon Harvey, Patrick Hubbell, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Petecia Le Fawnhawk, Courtney Leonard, Stanley Natchez, Ben Pease, Kevin Red Star, and Veloy Vigil.
In conjunction with Native Voices, our Contemporary Trading post highlights our handmade Mata Ortiz and Acoma pottery, kachinas, and jewelry. The exhibition will be on display through August 12, 2017.
Thank you to everyone who attended our June Gallery Stroll featuring new works by J. Vehar-Evanoff. Submerged Reflection is an abstracted painting series that foregrounds texture and weight making visible Evanoff's intricate process of layering and removing paint. The exhibition will be on display through July 15, 2017.
Thank you to all of those who attended Gallery Stroll! It was a fantastic turn out for our featured artists Petecia Le Fawnhawk and Eric Overton. During the event both artists took time to explain their process and answer questions. If you were unable to attend the exhibitions will be on display until June 10.
“Art Behind the Zion Curtain," was curated by Diane Stewart given the political climate over the past few months and the current discussion that is under way with our legislature the idea that our artists might interpret the cultures, customs and peculiar ways of Utah seemed topical and relevant. Invited artists were asked to take their personal spin on the themed exhibit. We were thrilled with the variety of works that our artists came up with. Please join us through May 13, Tuesday - Saturday 11-6 p.m. to view the exhibition.
Utah native, now a longtime resident of Los Angeles, artist Rebecca Campbell has been inspired to reexamine her roots to question how nostalgia, the western landscape, and the physical seduction of paint can shed light on our polarized political landscape, feminism, and the unavoidable reality of death. Last night we were honored to host an artist discussion & reception with Rebecca where she shared insights to her process and inspiration behind this bold body of work.
SELECT WORKS BY REBECCA CAMPBELL will be featured in the gallery through April 15th, 2017.
We want to thank everyone who came out last night for March's Gallery Stroll. We will be hosting featured artist Rebecca Campbell on March 30th, for an artist discussion. Campbell will speak on how she has been inspired to reexamine her roots to question how nostalgia, the western landscape, and the physical seduction of paint can shed light on our polarized political landscape, feminism, and the unavoidable reality of death. Mark your calendar and join us for an incredible experience that you will not want to miss!
Thank you to all of those who attended Gallery Stroll! It was a fantastic turn out for our featured artists Shonto Begay and Woody Shepherd. During the event both artists took time to explain their process and answer questions. If you were unable to attend the exhibitions will be on display until March 11.
Thank you to all of those who attended our first figure drawing class with represented artist Nathan Florence! It was a night full of fun and memories all while enjoying a glass of wine and learning the basics of drawing a live model. Florence instructed the participants on drawing, shared techniques on capturing gesture and personal characteristics of a live model. He provided different mediums for the class to use and encouraged the experimentation of them by the group!
If you are interested in joining our next class please email the gallery for additional details at email@example.com
Thank you to everyone who attended our January Gallery Stroll featuring new works by Nocona Burgess, "Legendary Plains." Burgess' creative, intricate, and unforgettable paintings embody the spirit of his Native ancestry. He incorporates layers of paint and builds up his body of work while also taking away paint in specific areas. His process speaks to his subject matter in a very contemporary way. The exhibition will be on display through February 11, 2017.
Thank you to everyone who attended our December Gallery Stroll for our annual Small Works Exhibition. With more than 70 pieces to select from, Small Works is defined by artwork no larger in dimension than 16 x 20 inches. This gives the artists an opportunity to create and display new work just in time for the holiday season. We had an incredible festive turn out and thank you for all of your support.
Stop by to see works by Shonto Begay, John Berry, Rudi Broschofsky, Paul Davis, Phil Epp, Sushe Felix, Tracy Felix, Nathan Florence, Dolan Geiman, Jann Haworth, Suzanne Hill, Patrick Hubbell, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Dick Jemison, Tom Judd, Kevin Kehoe, Dan Namingha, Arlo Namingha, Dave Newman, Ben Pease, Jody Plant, Kevin Red Star, Nate Ronniger, Tamara Ruiz, Billy Schenck, Ben Steele, Michael Swearngin, and John Vehar-Evanoff.
Thank you to everyone who attended our November Gallery Stroll Friday night. Local artist Ben Steele joined us to discuss his newest body of work, "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." Steele's new body of work combines a juxtaposition of fresh pop imagery with classical themes. His refined oil paintings transform well-known treasures into contemporary concept-driven works of art. Join us through January 14, 2017 to view the works in person.