Ex­hi­bi­tion­ism

A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOW­ING AROUND TOWN

Pasatiempo - - NEWS - by Michael Abatemarco

Lynn Boggess: 1 June 2016 2016, oil on can­vas

Evoke Con­tem­po­rary, 550 S. Guadalupe St., 505-995-9902 Lynn Boggess cre­ates dy­namic plein-air paint­ings that cap­ture the ar­rest­ing beauty of na­ture. His works are in­ti­mate and evoca­tive, full of en­ergy yet con­tem­pla­tive, and ren­dered with ab­stract tech­niques and an un­com­mon use of paint. An ex­hi­bi­tion of new works opens Fri­day, Aug. 26, with a re­cep­tion at 5 p.m.

Debra Bax­ter: Breast­plate (Re­veal) 2016, bronze, quartz crys­tal

Form & Con­cept, 435 S. Guadalupe St., 505-982-8111 In the con­tin­u­ing ex­hibit ReFash­ion, Form & Con­cept ex­plores the in­ter­sec­tion of conceptual art and wear­able fash­ions. Artists in­clude Debra Bax­ter, Angela Ellsworth, Jeanne Me­d­ina, Mark New­port, and more. The show is held in con­junc­tion with the Re­Form: Sub­ver­sive Fash­ion ex­hibit at Al­bu­querque’s Cen­tral Fea­tures Con­tem­po­rary Art gallery (514 Cen­tral Ave. SW, #2, 505-252-9983). “We’re ba­si­cally play­ing with peo­ple’s ex­pec­ta­tions of what fash­ion or wear­a­bil­ity is,” says Form & Con­cept di­rec­tor Frank Rose.

Melvin Detroit: Bolero 2016, acrylic on panel

Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Col­lege Visual Arts Gallery, 6401 Richards Ave., 505-428-1501 The Un­fold­ing of Ab­strac­tion is an ex­hibit of hard-edge geo­met­ric paint­ings by Santa Fe-based artist Melvin Detroit. The show, which com­prises im­agery Detroit is cre­at­ing as a 1-km paint­ing project on can­vas, has an in­ter­ac­tive com­po­nent: View­ers can see the work un­fold in the man­ner in which it was made by use of a rolling de­vice. There’s an open­ing re­cep­tion at 5 p.m. on Thurs­day, Sept. 1, and Detroit gives an artist talk on Thurs­day, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. The ex­hibit is on view through Oct. 22.

Ja­son Salavon: Episode 550 2016, archival inkjet on pa­per

Tai Modern, 1601 Paseo de Per­alta, 505-984-1387 New-me­dia artist Ja­son Salavon uses web data as his medium, com­pil­ing in­for­ma­tion and trans­form­ing it in ways that pro­vide fresh modes of see­ing and un­der­stand­ing con­tent with an aware­ness of, and ref­er­ences to, pop cul­ture and art his­tory. Ja­son Salavon: All the Ways, the Chicago-based artist’s third solo ex­hibit at Tai Modern, opens with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion on Fri­day, Aug. 26.

Holly Grimm: Voost Oa­sis 2016, acrylic on can­vas

Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E. Palace Ave., 505-989-7900 Ellsworth part­ners with the South­west As­so­ci­a­tion for In­dian Arts (SWAIA) for Cre­ative Na­tion, an ex­hibit of new works by con­tem­po­rary Na­tive Amer­i­can artists, in­clud­ing Holly Grimm (Diné), Court­ney M. Leonard (Shin­necock), and Ja­son Lu­jan (Chir­ic­ahua Apache). The group show in­cludes two- and three-di­men­sional pieces in a va­ri­ety of me­dia, such as paint­ing, lithog­ra­phy, and ce­ramic arts. Ellsworth is do­nat­ing 10 per­cent of net prof­its to SWAIA. The show opened in con­junc­tion with SWAIA’s an­nual In­dian Mar­ket on Aug. 19 and re­mains on view through Oct. 15.

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