A peek at what’s showing around town
Sharon Booma: Complex
and Subtle, 2009, oil and mixed media on panel. Sharon Booma’s deeply textured abstract mixed-media works are on view at LewAllen Galleries (129W. Palace Ave., 988-8997). The artist describes her process: “The very gesture of adding materials to the surface is very defining and a powerful movement. I feel various added elements keep the color shapes and movements in check.” Sharon Booma: Still Remained in Plain View opens with a 5:30 p.m. reception on Friday, March 5.
Susan Romaine: By Passed, 2009, oil on linen. Town and country, natural and man-made, abstract and representational— all take form in Landscape Patterns, a show of more than 20 paintings by gallery artists at Peterson-Cody Gallery. The exhibit opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, March 5. The gallery is at 130W. Palace Ave. (820-0010).
Brad Schwieger: Cut Vase, 2010, soda-fired stoneware. Brad Schwieger’s vase is reminiscent in form and decoration of Art Nouveau and Deco ceramics. The piece appears in the exhibit 2010 Summer Workshop Artists
Preview— along with the work, sculptural and functional, of the other artists who will be teaching at Santa Fe Clay Studios later this year. The show opens with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Santa Fe Clay (1615 Paseo de Peralta; 984-1122).
Concha [Ortiz y Pino de Kleven] tending to spring lambs on Agua Verde Ranch,
photographer unknown, circa 1950. The woman known almost universally as Concha seemed to have time for everyone and everything. Concha was born two years before New Mexico joined the union, and life of the woman who did so much to benefit the state is celebrated in a new exhibit of photographs and other items. Women of New Mexico:
Concha Ortiz y Pino de Kleven (1910-2006) is currently on view at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (750 Camino Lejo, off Museum Hill; 982-2226). Concha was a three-term state legislator and the first woman elected majority whip in a U.S. state legislature. Throughout her career, she promoted Hispanic culture, women’s rights, and education and was appointed to national boards by three presidents. Image courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA), Neg. No. 59021.
Kevin Gorges: Cinzia and
Bubba, 2008, oil on panel. Substitute an ermine for the pooch, and Kevin Gorges’ stylized portrait recalls Leonardo’s painting of Cecilia Gallerani. His rendering of an Arcadian landscape also has its roots in Renaissance painting. Gorges comes by these influences naturally: for several years, he taught at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Aura, a oneperson exhibit of his work, is on view at Sage Creek Gallery (200 Old Santa Fe Trail, 988-3444).