A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
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.