A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
Pard Morrison: Light breaker 2014, fired pigment on aluminum
James Kelly Contemporary, 1611 Paseo de Peralta, 505-989-1601 Some Ghost, an exhibit of sculpture by Pard Morrison, continues through March 21. Morrrison’s works — flat objects that can be hung on the wall — give the illusion of depth and dimensionality. In the pieces, hard edges and an assortment of colors delineate the rectangular forms so that some of them appear closer to the viewer while others seem to recede — an effect that challenges perspective.
Ernie Button: Aberlour 107 2009, inkjet print
Photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St., 505-988-5152 Photo-eye’s Group Show is a selection of works by the gallery’s artists that showcases the diversity of their styles and techniques. Included in the exhibit are Nick Brandt’s striking black-and-white portraits of African wildlife; Mitch Dobrowner’s dramatic storm pictures; and abstract photographs from Ernie Button’s Vanishing Spirits series. The show opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Jan. 30.
Steven Williams: Special 2014, gelatin silver print
Lew Allen Galleries, 1613 Paseo de Peralta, 505-988-3250 Legacy of Landscape is an exhibit of Steven Williams’ black-and-white photographs of Southwestern and Midwestern countrysides. Williams’ interest is in landscapes where human traces remain. The show opens on Friday, Jan. 30, with a 5 p.m. reception.
Tim Kenney: Aspen Breath 2015, oil on canvas
Palace Avenue Arts, Drury Plaza Hotel, 228 E. Palace Ave., 505-333-8354 Impressionist painter Tim Kenney works on his plein-air paintings at Ski Santa Fe, between the ticket office and the quad chairlift, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. The event, organized by Palace Avenue Arts, includes a chance to win a lift ticket and a night’s stay at the Drury Plaza Hotel. A reception follows the event at 5 p.m. at the Drury, where the completed works and other paintings by Kenney will be on view.
Georgia O’Keeffe: Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico/Out Back of Marie’s II 1930, oil on canvas mounted to board
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St., 505-946-1000 The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s Modernism Made in New Mexico exhibit shows works by 15 New Mexico modernists, including John Marin, Thomas Hart Benton, and Georgia O’Keeffe. “Though far from influential art centers like New York City, the sense of place found in this region dramatically changed the look of American art,” Robert Kret, the museum’s director, said. The show opens on Friday, Jan. 30; there is no reception. Entrance is by museum admission.