A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
Alexandra Eldridge: Some Are Born to Sweet Delight 2015, mixed media on panel
Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon Road, 505-988-3888 Alexandra Eldridge explores the archetypal, the spiritual, and the mundane in a body of new works. She infuses the imagery of everyday objects with dreamlike surrealism. Her solo exhibition To Open the Eternal Worlds opens on Friday, July 17, with a 5 p.m. reception.
Claire McArdle: Francesca 2015, pink Portuguese marble
Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E. Palace Ave., 505-989-7900 Ellsworth Gallery presents Far Reaches, an exhibit of Claire McArdle’s classically inspired sculpture and evocative landscapes by Elise Ansel and Kathryn Stedham. “These three artists approach the terrain of timelessness and memory from contrasting but synergistic perspectives,” writes gallery owner Barry Ellsworth. The exhibit opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, July 17.
Britt Freda: Black and White Rhinos 2015, acrylic and graphite on panel
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon Road, 505-986 -1156 The mixed-media compositions of Britt Freda convey the artist’s reverence for the natural world. Freda creates images of wildlife and people by using gestural abstraction and repeated forms, combining linear drawing with painterly mark-making. LEARN, an exhibit of recent paintings based on endangered species, opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, July 17.
Hung Liu: Strings (Persephone) 2015, mixed media on panel
Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon Road, 505-986-9800 Chinese-born artist Hung Liu grew up under the regime of Mao Zedong and often incorporates references to Chinese history and personal biography into her mixed-media works, simultaneously obscuring and revealing imagery through her layering of materials and use of dripped paint. Migratory Seeds, a show of new works, opens Friday, July 17, with a 5 p.m. reception.
E. Martin Hennings (1886-1956): Indian Fisherman With Horse Hair circa 1940, oil on canvas
Owings Gallery, 120 E. Marcy St., 505-982-6244 Western Perspective: 100 Years of Western Painting continues through August 5. The exhibition includes works by artists such as E. Martin Hennings, Victor Higgins, and Joseph Henry Sharp, whose paintings explore the romanticized spirit of the West.