A peek at what’s showing around town
Juan Kelly: La Piragua, 2010, acrylic on canvas. Juan Kelly cites magic and movement and magic as the two themes that distinguish his art. Nüart Gallery (670 Canyon Road) presents Transfigurations, a solo exhibit of recent work by the artist. Call 988-3888.
George Catlin (17961872): Medecinman, 1848, lithograph with hand
color. William R. Talbot Fine Art features the work of George Catlin in Winter
Offerings, an exhibit of 19thand 20th-century regional art by Howard Cook, Mabel Dwight, Lucille Leggett, among others. The litho shown here is unique to the Swedish edition of Catlin’s North American Indians. The gallery is at 129 W. San Francisco St. (second floor); call 982-1559. David simpson: Tangerine, 2009, acrylic on canvas. Startling shifts of color transform David Simpson’s canvases as the viewer moves around the works and light hits them in different ways.
Interference Blues, a show of Simpson’s recent work, hangs at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art. The gallery is in the Railyard at 554 S. Guadalupe St.; call 989-8688.
mokha Laget: Bildung XXI, 2009, acrylic on canvas on oak board. In Crux, an exhibit of work by Mokha Laget, the artist examines the social, political, and religious significance of the ancient symbol. The show is on view at the Spector Ripps Project Space at the Center for Contemporary Arts (1050 Old Pecos Trail); call 982-1338. nicholas Wilton:
Cinnabar, 2010, mixed media on panel. Nicholas Wilton’s abstractions are based on his close observations of nature. The work of this gallery artist is on display at Selby Fleetwood (600 Canyon Road, 992-8877).