A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
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.