A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
Deanne Richards: Big Seed 2014, photocollage
Downtown Subscription, 376 Garcia St., 505-983-3085 Deanne Richards’ exhibit of photocollage compositions continues through Feb. 28. Her artwork is a surreal blend of fantasy and reality in which human and animal forms merge. Richards combines elements of her original photography, digitally manipulating them for a painterly feel.
Claire McArdle: Torso Malibu 2014, marble
Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E. Palace Ave., 505-989-7900 Ellsworth’s invitational exhibit On the Brink opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Feb. 6. The show includes new pieces by gallery artists Kathryn Stedham, Elise Ansel, Timothy Nero as well as emerging and established guest artists Claire McArdle, Caitlin Shepherd, and Chris Syrette. Works in the mediums of painting, sculpture, assemblage, and video are represented.
Mary Colter: blanket box circa 1929
New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., 505-476-5200 Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy continues as a section of the New Mexico History Museum’s long-term exhibit Telling New Mexico: Stories From Then and Now . Known for its Harvey Girls, waitresses employed at the Harvey House chain of restaurants and hotels, the company has a rich heritage of historic establishments and ties to the tourism industry in New Mexico. The display includes objects such as furniture, antique signs, and a portrait of founder Fred Harvey as well as an interactive station with excerpts from the interviews Katrina Parks conducted for her 2013 documentary, The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound .
Lily Schlien: Firebird 2012, hand-colored woodcut
Back Street Bistro, 513 Camino de los Marquez 505-982-3500 Lily Schlien’s exhibit Trabajo continues through Feb. 21. Its three dozen woodcuts, linocuts, and monoprints made between 2006 and the present boldly juxtapose avian and floral imagery.
Robert Highsmith: Coming Around the Mountain 2014, watercolor
Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon Road, 505-982-4142 My Southwest , new watercolors by painter Robert Highsmith, a 2011 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Feb. 6. Highsmith’s paintings of canyonlands, railroad scenes, and adobe buildings capture the enchantment of Southwestern landscapes.