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A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOW­ING AROUND TOWN

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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.

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