Ben Steele: Giddy Up 2016, oil on canvas, Etch-A-Sketch frame
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon Road, 505-986-1156 “Most artists, at any stage in their career, are constantly building on their past as they create their future work,” writes Ben Steele. “So, any given show, or routine day in the studio, for that matter — is a retrospective.” Steele infuses his paintings with imagery drawn from art history and pop culture iconography. His compositions mimic the look of coloring books, children’s drawings, and vintage advertisements. Ben Steele: A Retro Perspective opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, June 17.