Ex­hi­bi­tion­ism

A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOW­ING AROUND TOWN

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Stu­art Arends: Red Fighter 2015, oil, wax, and steel

James Kelly Con­tem­po­rary, 1611 Paseo de Per­alta, 505-989-1601 For more than 30 years, Stu­art Arends has ex­plored card­board boxes and other sim­ple ob­jects as sur­faces for paint­ing. His re­cent sculp­tural works make use of found ob­jects painted in oil and wax. Miles & Miles, his fifth solo show at the gallery, opens with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion on Fri­day, May 29.

Tim Rowan: #1474 2014, wood-fired ce­ramic

Wil­liam Sie­gal Gallery, 540 S. Guadalupe St., 505-820-3300 A Stone’s Throw, a show of works by Leopoldo Cus­pin­era Madri­gal and Tim Rowan, opens Fri­day, May 29, with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion. Madri­gal’s ab­stract land­scapes are made with tech­niques based on Ja­panese washi and Mex­i­can papel am­ate pa­per-mak­ing com­bined with the use of resins, oils, chalk, and other ma­te­ri­als. Rowan’s min­i­mal­ist wood-fired ce­ram­ics — unglazed sculp­tural ab­strac­tions — are dense, earthy forms that have a nat­u­ral, un­adorned beauty.

Sheila Miles: Tell Me What You Re­ally Think 2015, flash paint on board

Wheel­house Art, 418 Mon­tezuma Ave., 505-919-9553 Jane Shoen­feld’s ab­stract com­po­si­tions, in­spired by ob­ser­va­tions of na­ture, cap­ture a sense of move­ment such as the way a plant moves in the wind and the way that wa­ter swirls. She is in­flu­enced by the in­ter­ac­tion of light and shadow on a sunny day and how light il­lu­mi­nates dark places. Sheila Miles’ paint­ings are ren­dered in an au­to­matic or in­tu­itive style. Re­veal­ing Na­tures, a twop­er­son show of their works, opens with a 6 p.m. re­cep­tion on Fri­day, May 29. The artists give a free gallery talk on Sun­day, June 7 at 1 p.m.

Paul Reed: Barcelona #4 1965, acrylic on can­vas

David Richard Gallery, 544 S. Guadalupe St., 505-983-9555 Op In­fini­tum: “The Re­spon­sive Eye” Fifty Years Af­ter (Part II), Amer­i­can Op Art in the 1960s opens with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion on Fri­day, May 29. The ex­hibit is part of a se­ries that re­vis­its Wil­liam C. Seitz’s ac­claimed Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art ex­hibit The Re­spon­sive Eye. The show in­cludes works by Ju­lian Stanczak, Ernst Benkert, Ed Mieczkowski, and other artists who were in­cluded in Seitz’s orig­i­nal ex­hi­bi­tion. The se­ries re­con­sid­ers the his­toric con­text of the 1965 show and the en­dur­ing in­flu­ence of Op Art.

David Bradly: Har­vest Moon, Godzilla vs. Zo­zo­bra 2009, acrylic on can­vas

Mu­seum of In­dian Arts and Cul­ture, 710 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1250 Chippewa artist David Bradley’s In­dian Coun­try, a ret­ro­spec­tive ex­hibit of more than 30 works, con­tin­ues through Jan. 16, 2016. Bradley’s art touches on his­toric nar­ra­tives and con­tem­po­rary so­cial and po­lit­i­cal is­sues from a Na­tive per­spec­tive. Bradley is an iconoclast who in­fuses his com­po­si­tions with per­sonal bi­og­ra­phy, pop cul­ture ref­er­ences, and bit­ing satire. The show in­cludes paint­ings, sculp­ture, and mixed-me­dia works.

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