A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
Herbert Bayer: Chromatic Amassment 1971, acrylic on canvas
Peyton Wright Gallery, 237 E. Palace Ave., 505-989-9888 The gallery presents Symphony of Color ,an exhibition of works by Peyton Wright estate artists Herbert Bayer, Oskar Fischinger, Sewell Sillman, James Hilleary, Vivian Springford, and Stanton Macdonald-Wright. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the citywide Summer of Color art campaign, and includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The show is on view through June.
Jeff Hand: Black Shoes 2015, watercolor
Somers Jewelry and Sculpture, 125 E. Palace Ave., Suite 137, 505-780-5611 Using felt and fur as well as mo traditional mediums, Jeff Hand creates vibrant, two- and three dimensional post-Pop artworks that reflect issues of contempo art and society. His exhibition SELF: Portrait of an Artist in His Middle Ages opens Friday, June 12, with a 5 p.m. reception.
Cissie Ludlow: Room 333, De Vargas Hotel Series 1984, archival pigment ink print
Phil Space, 1410 Second St., 505-983-7945 An exhibition of photographer Cissie Ludlow’s works, At Last, opens Tuesday, June 16, with a 5 p.m. reception. Ludlow’s photographs explore themes of motherhood and document punk fashions, location shots from cult film director John Waters’ movie sets, and the De Vargas Hotel (now the Hotel St. Francis). The retrospective show covers four decades in Ludlow’s career.
Bradford J. Salamon: Mercurochrome 2015, oil on canvas
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon Road, 505-986 -1156 Although he is known for his portraits of artists, musicians, and writers, Bradford J. Salamon’s new works are painterly compositions that include images of vintage objects such as antique radios, typewriters, medicine bottles, tins, furniture, and classic cars. “I will paint people forever, as they are always important to me,” he writes. “But my fascination with inanimate objects and the stories they tell bring me back to a different time when it makes me move into the mindset of a designer or inventor who thought with 1920 references. Old glass bottles, iconography, out-of-date sewing machines, their shapes, and how they work stimulate me to see the world with fresh perceptions.” An exhibit of his paintings opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, June 12.
Ruth Tatter: Ancient History: Crowned Crane and Dusky Seaside Sparrow 2015, watercolor
Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon Road, 505-982-4142 Ruth Tatter’s new watercolors of endangered species range from the figurative to the abstract as she incorporates patterns, lines, and colors derived from the appearance and habitats of the animals that inspire her work. Disappearing Act, an exhibit of her paintings, opens Friday, June 12, with a 5 p.m. reception.