Pasatiempo - - PASATIEMPO - by Michael Abatemarco

Ce­cil Tou­chon: post dog­ma­tist paint­ing #813 (de­tail) 2016, acrylic on birch panel

Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon Road, 505-988-3888 Merg­ing col­laged el­e­ments with paint, artist Ce­cil Tou­chon cre­ates Con­struc­tivist type ab­stract images in­spired by ty­pog­ra­phy. Tou­chon de­con­structs words and let­ters, re­duc­ing them to a fa­mil­iar but un­re­solved col­lec­tion of forms that sug­gest lan­guage. Be­fore the Be­gin­ning ,a show of new works by Tou­chon, opens Fri­day, May 27, with a re­cep­tion at 5 p.m.

Brad Over­ton: Lilith in Eden 2016, oil on panel

Blue Rain Gallery, 544 S. Guadalupe St., 505-954-9902 Blue Rain opens the ex­hibit Em­body­ing Myth Through Imag­i­na­tion: New Por­traits and Fig­ures by Brad Over­ton at their new Rai­l­yard lo­ca­tion. Over­ton’s paint­ings draw on myth and tra­di­tions in re­al­ist por­trai­ture. His sub­jects’ faces, heav­ily made up to re­sem­ble skulls, si­mul­ta­ne­ously re­pel and at­tract the viewer, call­ing to mind lush Baroque com­po­si­tions and the em­bed­ded me­mento moris of Re­nais­sance still lifes. The re­cep­tion is Fri­day, May 27, at 5 p.m

Mark Bowles: The Gate to Heaven 2016, acrylic on can­vas

Canyon Road Con­tem­po­rary Art, 403 Canyon Road, 505-983-0433 Pain­ter Mark Bowles is cre­at­ing a se­ries of new works specif­i­cally for his show Pas­sages: An In­tro­duc­tion to the Land­scapes by Mark Bowles. Us­ing el­e­ments of ab­strac­tion and un­com­mon color schemes, he makes paint­ings that shift in per­spec­tive and tone. Ac­cord­ing to Bowles, “We are al­ways in pas­sage. Ev­ery­thing is in con­stant move­ment in our lives. Al­though they are land­scapes, they rep­re­sent a gate­way to what will be.” The ex­hi­bi­tion re­cep­tion is Fri­day, May 27, at 5 p.m.

Ellen Fuller: Dog with Wall­pa­per (de­tail) 2005, acrylic on can­vas

Body of Santa Fe, 333 Cor­dova Rd., 505-986-0362 Santa Fe artist Ellen Fuller’s Na­ture Paint­ings are on view start­ing Thurs­day, June 2. Fuller’s close ob­ser­vances of na­ture in­clude stud­ies of an an­i­mal’s habi­tat, move­ments, bone struc­ture, and mus­cu­la­ture. She paints us­ing a mag­ni­fy­ing glass to achieve de­tailed, in­ti­mate rep­re­sen­ta­tions of her sub­jects. The re­cep­tion is at 6 p.m.

Tom Wal­dron: Ren­dezvous 2016, steel

Wl­liam Sie­gal Gallery, 540 S. Guadalupe St., 505-820-3300 The gallery presents Tom Wal­dron: Re­cent Sculp­ture, an ex­hi­bi­tion of works in steel with var­i­ous sizes and fin­ishes. The show in­cludes Wal­dron’s new dip­ty­chs, through which he ex­plores the di­a­logue cre­ated be­tween two in­ter­act­ing forms. Wal­dron, an ex­pert crafts­man and met­al­worker, is known for his stream­lined, ele­gant sculp­ture. The re­cep­tion is at 5 p.m. on Fri­day, May 27.

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