Kristina Varjan

OTA Asks Kristina Varjan

1. WHAT INSPIRES/DRIVES YOU IN YOUR CREATIVE PURSUIT? The unknown!!!  The unknown inspires me to begin the process of creating a work of art.   I am never sure where the process will take me or how the work will unfold.  I draw inspiration from artists past and present whose work moved me to express […]

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OTA waves goodbye to Ivan McLean’s Flying Fish

OTA waves goodbye to Ivan McLean’s FLYING FISH who gave to thousands a curiosity, joy and smiles.  FLYING FISH, memorialized by so many with selfies, posts and reposts on social media, experienced a cult popularity in Santa Fe and will now be dearly missed.  FLYING FISH has a happy new home with an art collector […]

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OTA Asks Yoko Kubrick

   1.   What inspires/drives you in your creative pursuit? I am inspired by the forms found in nature, particularly plant life, water movement, seashells, land and formations.  I am also inspired by the stories of classical and comparative mythology.  I love how nature is anthropomorphized in mythology.  The angry seas, the turbulent storms, natural […]

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OTA ASKS Robert Koch

1.  What inspires/drives you in your creative pursuit? Most of my work starts out as an abstraction of something in nature and then the process takes over and decides what direction the piece will take and that often leads to the inspiration for the next piece. 2.  Was there anyone pivotal in your becoming an […]

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CONNECTIONS III, August 1 – October 27, 2019

There are four words that resonate with me:  CONNECTIONS because we are all connected on this planet, in this universe, and to each other;  CELEBRATIONS because life gives us joy from her beauty,  we stay connected with that beauty and have cause to celebrate;  DREAMING because we need to keep dreaming in order to grow; […]

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OTA News: Mario Martinez, Raul Villarreal, Kristina Varjan, and Jarica Walsh

Mario Martinez,  Congratulations!   Your invitation to participate in the upcoming exhibition “Stretching the Canvas:  Eighty Years of Native Painting,” opening this fall at the National Museum of the American Indian-New York on November 16, 2019 is incredible!  We are so proud of you and having you part of OTA. “Dear Mr. Martinez, we want […]

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In Her Own Words, The Magical World of Diane Price

  Where others may find the paint laden brush a path to expression, my path is to create art from an array of found objects. Not just any objects, but quirky things that make us ask questions while we take in their unexpected harmonies. I buy very little that is “new” beyond adhesives, hardware and […]

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Magical World of Diane Price

Today, more than ever, we need to seek and explore magic. At OTA Contemporary, we invite you to discover the magic in Diane Price’s  lyrical assemblages. In looking at her work you see the influence of “wabi sabi” which embraces the beauty of the imperfect, transient and worn from found objects

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OTA ASKS KIYOMI BAIRD

I feel even more strongly about the vision of OTA. OTA is an art space that inspires curiosity and human passions through art. OTA provides a unique and welcoming space for showing and connecting with contemporary art.  

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“A Chair is a Mystery” Gakushi Yamamoto and Mai Morita

Gakushi Yamamoto has been intrigued with “Konseki”, the idea of ephemeral energy traces. For example, when a person rises from a chair they leave behind an impression in the chair and the chair becomes the perfect vehicle for instantiating this phenomenon, thus

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