A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
Peter Millett: Black Rock Wall 1 2016, bronze
Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 558 Canyon Road, 505-992-0711 Gebert Contemporary, 558 Canyon Road, 505-992-1100 Chiaroscuro and Gebert Contemporary present a joint summer exhibition of works by eight artists called Salon 7-15-16. Four artists are featured in each gallery for the exhibit. Chiaroscuro shows tapestries by Rebecca Bluestone, sculpture by Peter Millett, paintings by Chris Richter, and photographs by Renate Aller. Gebert shows paintings by Dara Mark, Udo Noger, John Nelson, and Keiko Sadkane. The show opens Friday, July 15, with a 5 p.m. reception.
Kathy Beekman: A Fine Day 2016, pastel on paper
Canyon Road Contemporary, 403 Canyon Road, 505-983-0433 The stunning pastels of Kathy Beekman are quiet and idyllic rural landscapes, often with a single focal point such as a tree, barn, or house, viewed from a distance. She’s been with Canyon Road Contemporary for a decade. The gallery commemorates the relationship with the exhibit On Time: Celebrating 10 Years With Kathy Beekman, opening Friday, July 15, with a reception at 5 p.m. The reception is followed by “Breakfast with Kathy” on Saturday, July 16, at 8:30 a.m., and an 11 a.m. art demonstration during which she will offer to make a commissioned painting.
Michael Billie: Five Brush Strokes 2016, encaustic and mixed media
Encaustic Art Institute, 632 Agua Fría St., 505-989-3283 Coinciding with the recent publication of Encaustic Art in the 21st Century by Ann Lee and Ashley Rooney, which traces the evolution and versatility of the ancient practice of working with encaustic wax, the institute presents an exhibition of the same name. It features 46 of the artists from the book. The show is a diverse selection of pieces by top artists working in the medium, many of whom will be present at the opening reception, which takes place on Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m.
Gretchen Ewert: Oryx Catching Rain 2016, terra cotta, cone 10 clay from Abiquiú
Patina Gallery, 131 W. Palace Ave., 505-986-3432 The paintings of Taos artist Gretchen Ewert are inspired by textile designs and have a simple, elemental appearance. Her hand-rubbed ceramic animal sculptures are hybrid forms of sculptural and functional aesthetics that recall folk and tribal arts. Her two- and threedimensional works are currently on view in the exhibit Touches of Grace. The gallery hosts a reception for Ewert on Friday, July 15, at 5 p.m.
Lino Tagliapietra: Dinosaur 2016, glass
Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon Road, 505-995-8513 Tansey Contemporary premieres 12 new works by Lino Tagliapietra, in a solo exhibition for the master glass artist who is now in his eighties. Each work is representative of a larger series given names such as Stromboli, Dinosaur, Africa, and London. Tagliapietra continues to explore complex techniques for producing elaborate colored patterns and designs in streamlined, stately, and organic forms. The reception is Friday, July 15, at 5 p.m.