A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
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.