OTA ASKS KIYOMI BAIRD

   HAS YOUR VISION CHANGED SINCE YOU OPENED OTA CONTEMPORARY? 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.  OTA seeks to encourage dialogue among multiple artistic […]

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

  Gakushi Yamamoto has been intrigued with “Konseki”,  the idea of emphemoral 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 “A Chair is a Chair is a Mystery”.  This concept is expressed […]

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Wes Hunting: Looking Back, Moving Forward

I never had an early interest in glass in particular but always had an interest in creativity. Sometimes, I’m not too sure where it’s going; but for me, it’s all about being able to make  what I want, when I want, and keep it moving until I can no longer do so. I took the […]

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Made in Taos by Juniper Manley

MADE IN TAOS by Juniper Manley Taos may have its place in the history of art, but it is easy not to see the many creative people working in shops tucked in adobe corners or in studios surrounded by sagebrush and sunsets. Chad Manley, who has lived and worked in Taos since 2000, has been […]

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OTA interviews Chad Manley featured in Beginnings III

1.What inspires/drives you in your creative pursuit? Curiosity is first and foremost the engine that drives all good things in my life. Out of curiosity is formed the desire for diversified problem-solving in my creative work. Diversified problem-solving in any field of work or endeavor is really all anyone can ask for. For me the […]

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Beginnings May 3 to July 28

BEGINNINGS III Featuring Wes Hunting and Chad Manley May 3 – July 28, 2019 Public Reception, Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:00 pm We are proud to present a mini retrospective of work by Wes Hunting highlighting examples of his work from past series to current new work. This exhibition exemplifies how artists keep dreaming […]

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Ivan McLean’s Maquettes have arrived at OTA!

All of you have already seen Ivan McLean’s work adorning OTA:CURVES, FLY FISHING and ODYSSEUS. Now Come see Ivan McLean’s Maquettes: #1, #2, #3 and #4… You will believe again that you can fly following your dreams. Be the first to choose one to take home.

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Mario Martinez: Recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Creating a Living Legacy

Can you share what has changed for you as a result of being a part of the CALL program? The biggest change is that for me, the Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL award began the process of me being more confident in myself and my art. Now I truly believe it’s a new age and that […]

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OTA INTERVIEWS DAVID A. CLARK FEATURED IN DREAMING.

OTA is pleased to talk with David A. Clark whose work is featured in DREAMING, March 1 – April 28, 2019. 1.  What inspires or drives you in your creative pursuit? Work starts with a feeling or an abstract idea that searches for form. At that point when the idea is in its infancy I’ll start thinking […]

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DREAMING

DREAMING opened at OTA Contemporary on Friday, March 1st, featuring David A. Clark and introducing Yuri Fukuoka. The guests were curious about DREAMING and how we all need to keep listening to and following our dreams.  Seeing how this inspiration transformed David A Clark’s Ancient Histories is mesmerizing.  David creates unique and groundbreaking expressions using painterly encaustic printmaking […]

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