VOICES | a visual conversation

We’re launching our winter season with VOICES, a visual conversation between Kiyomi Baird, David A. Clark, Carlos Frias, Hernan Gomez Chavez, Mario Martinez, August Muth, Somers Randolph, and Nola Zirin.  VOICES a visual conversation will open on Friday, November 24, 2017.  We’ll have a festive open house from 10am to 5pm featuring hot cider and […]

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David A. Clark and the Arrow: Encaustic Monoprints in VOICES

The arrow has been a passion of David A. Clark for the last decade.  He embraces the often contradictory and endless meanings of the arrow in a fearless dance of materials and intention.  David A. Clark accepts the challenge of the encaustic medium to create monoprints that explore clarity and direction, mystery and uncertainty.  These […]

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Carlos Frias: Intuitive Abstractions

The dynamic shapes, wandering lines and brilliant color in Carlos Frias’ mixed media paintings are freeform and abstract; yet move with a connected pulse that ties them into singular, rhythmic compositions. The melodious quality of his work comes naturally for Frias, who is front man of the Latin jazz group Carlos Frias and Círculo Social. […]

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ENIGMA: Looking Closer at Nola Zirin’s Abstract Paintings

New York painter Nola Zirin’s abstract paintings are paired with August Muth’s holograms for ENIGMA, an exhibition that takes us on an intellectual quest exploring the mystifying relationship between light, space and time. For the show, Nola Zirin will present a series of 12×12” abstract paintings that interact with and inform each other through geometric […]

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Somers Randolph: The Story of a Shape

“I’ve developed my vocabulary of shapes from over forty years of carving,” says stone sculptor Somers Randolph. “I’ve got enough shapes in my brain that I’m never at a loss to come up with new ones.” While certain types of stone can dictate the outcome of their subtracted shape, Somers Randolph doesn’t let the logistics […]

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August Muth: Exploring the ENIGMA of Light through Holograms, part 2

Through holography, Santa Fe artist August Muth strives to reveal light’s natural abundance in hopes that the viewer will begin to acknowledge its power and appreciate its beauty in our daily life. The exquisite, iridescent colors in August Muth’s holograms cannot be mixed from pigments but are found only in the natural world, such as […]

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Recap: CALL/VoCA talk, Mario Martinez, with Steven O’Banion

As part of Joan Mitchell Foundation’s ongoing collaboration with Voices of Contemporary Art (VoCA), abstract painter and Yaqui Indian Mario Martinez sat down with Steven O’Banion, Director of Conservation at Glenstone, to discuss his life, work, and personal philosophy.   The talk began with a video of Yaqui Deer Dancers & Pascola Dancers. Mario Martinez, a member of the […]

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Creating a Living Legacy: Contemporary Native American Artist Mario Martinez (Pascua Yaqui) & The Joan Mitchell Foundation

On October 12th, Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) award recipient and OTA Contemporary Native American artist Mario Martinez will discuss his life, work and artistic philosophy at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. CALL is an initiative of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, which along with VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) […]

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ENIGMA: Nola Zirin’s Atmospheric Contemporary Paintings

New York painter Nola Zirin’s complex contemporary paintings draw the viewer into mysterious passageways and celestial voids. Sublime orbs of white light cut through layers of paint and mixed media, softening sharp angles and blurring precise lines to create broad spatial relationships between layers of geometric shapes. Nola Zirin’s paintings are atmospheric and mysterious, commenting […]

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August Muth: Exploring the ENIGMA of Light through Holograms, part 1

“Light is a mystery,” says Santa Fe artist August Muth. “When viewing my work, you enter a magical realm and engage in something that is very new and curious in terms of your insight.” Muth’s fascination with light began at 16 years old in his family’s garage where he made large, water-filled glass prisms that […]

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