A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
Robert Doucette: Nothing Sacred (detail) 2014, oil on panel
Pop Gallery, 125 Lincoln Ave., Suite 111, 505-820-0788 Geoffrey Gersten takes pop imagery and appropriations from well-known historic works of art and blends them in paintings that are darkly comic and surreal. Robert Doucette envisions offbeat characters inhabiting fantasy worlds where childlike wonder and adult themes converge. Decadence II, a show of their works, opens Friday, June 5. The reception is on Saturday, June 27 at 6 p.m.
Phil Lichtenhan: Nest 1149 2014, metal and ceramic
Lacuna Galleries, 124 W. Palace Ave., 505-467-8424 Wavelengths is a three-person exhibit of artworks suited for indoor or outdoor use. The exhibit includes sculpture made from layered Plexiglas by Sandra Duran Wilson, recycled metal and ceramic bird’s nests by Phil Lichtenhan, and painted and stainless steel works by Carlos Carulo. The show opens Friday, June 5, with a 5 p.m. reception.
Jane Cook: Retreating Light 2009, acrylic on canvas
New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road, 505 -795 -7570 The atmospheric, abstract paintings of Jane Cook capture a feeling of nature. “I choreograph color on the canvas,” she writes. “A painting is complete when it breathes, creating a space into which the eye can wander.” Her landscape-inspired works are on exhibit in Force of Nature, a solo show opening with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, June 5.
Erich Woll: New Normal 2010, blown glass
Blue Rain Gallery, 130-C Lincoln Ave., 505-954-9902 The second Invitational Glass Show, curated by gallery artist Preston Singletary, opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, June 5. The group exhibition features abstract and figurative sculptural works made with blown, carved, and kiln-formed glass. Participating artists include Erich Woll, Ben Cobb, Sasha Tepper-Stewart, and others.
Avital Sheffer: Kesher III 2013, glazed and stenciled earthenware
Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon Road, 505-995-8513 The gallery presents an exhibit of works by three ceramic artists who create vessel forms using a variety of techniques. Sheryl Zacharia crafts multi-patterned polychrome sculptural works; Lara Scobie fashions unconventional minimalist vessels; Avital Sheffer makes ornate vases, richly decorated in intricate designs. The show, Unconventional Con‘form’ity: 3 Contemporary Ceramic Approaches to the Vessel Form, opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, June 5.