Beginnings May 3 to June 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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DREAMING, David A. Clark and presenting Yuri Fukuoka

March 1 – April 28, 2019, Reception Friday March 1 5:30-7:00 pm New work by David A. Clark represents unique and groundbreaking expressions using encaustic painterly printmaking involving beeswax, pigment and glue on exotic papers and calfskin.  Yuri Fukuoka our latest new artist believes happiness lives all around us.  In creating her beautiful dreams in […]

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Celebrations: OTA Contemporary

Celebrations: Kiyomi Baird, David A. Clark, Carlos Frias, H. Gomez Chavez, Wes Hunting, Robert Koch, Chad Manley, Mario Martinez, Ivan McLean, Kristina Varjan, Raul Villarreal, Jarica Walsh December 7 through January 27, 2019 Public Reception: Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 pm As we enter the annual holiday season, it seems timely to feature […]

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Steely Discipline: The Work of Hernan Gomez Chavez

Upon studying the sculpture of Hernan Gomez Chavez, one might easily wonder how such inherently physical work—geometric, meticulous configurations of welded steel—can simultaneously feel so effortless and ephemeral. For Gomez Chavez, it comes naturally: art-making involves both studious technique and intense, sometimes politically charged inspiration.  Gomez Chavez was born in Santa Fe, where his predilection […]

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Inter-woven: The multifaceted disciplines of Kristina Varjan 

Kristina Varjan considers herself a “movement artist,” which seems like a uniquely fitting moniker for someone engaged in dance, martial arts, and master basket-making. From early childhood, the New York City-born Varjan was drawn to a number of dance practices. Later in life, her deep affinity for physical expression manifested in an abiding love for […]

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Better Together: Connections II Presents Unexpected, Provocative Visual Dialogs

What does it mean to be connected? In a time when interactions on digital platforms often eclipse the real thing, the question of what it means to feel linked together—creatively or otherwise—becomes an intriguing one.

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