A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
Tanmaya Bingham: Dog and Dove Sparkles 2016, colored pencil and paint on panel
Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta, 505-954-5700 Heart & Soul, a fundraising exhibition featuring the artwork of Tanmaya Bingham, opens on Saturday, Dec. 10, with a reception at 2 p.m. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of the work supports the Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary, a rescue and adoption service for abused and neglected cats and dogs. Bingham, a skilled draftswoman and painter, creates surreal compositions with elements of fantasy and photorealism. Her animal portraits are visual metaphors for the human condition. Bingham, along with animals from the sanctuary, are present for the reception.
Christo: Wrapped Fountain 1975-2009, multimedia print, fabric, thread
Mill Contemporary, 702 1/2 Canyon Road, 505-983-6668 Known for their large-scale environmental art projects, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the collaborative team whose works are known under the name Christo, are given an exhibit at Mill Contemporary that covers the early concept art — in the form of limitededition collaged prints — for their larger works. The married duo were best known for monumental wrapped objects, including the Reichstag in Berlin, Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris, and the project Surrounded Islands in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Jeanne-Claude died in 2009. The show, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: revelation through concealment, opens Friday, Dec. 9, with a reception at 4 p.m.
“Round Up” cigar box label, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Loy Glenn Westfall Collection
New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., 505-476-5200 Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar — an exhibition drawn from the recent donation of historian Loy Glenn Westfall’s collection of historic cigar boxes — continues through Oct. 14, 2017, at the New Mexico History Museum. “The themes run from Western Americana to printing technology, advertising, popular culture, and Cuban-American relations, past and present,” writes Palace Press director and exhibit curator Tom Leech. The exhibition also features a 19th-century lithography press and an explanation of the printing process. Entrance is by museum admission.
Natalie Bieser: Disturbance 2016, watercolor on watercolor paper
Natalie Bieser Studio, 1225 Parkway Drive BraveART consulting presents Sierra Mountain Time, a pop-up exhibition of Natalie Bieser’s paintings. The show features Bieser’s watercolors from the 1980s as well as new works. “My cycle of painting begins as an urge ... I’m pulled by this language that travels through me,” she writes on her website (www.nataliebieser.com). “The wheel is closed, the cycle completed when the painting, drawing, collage or other is seen by another.” The opening reception is Friday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. The exhibit is on view from noon to 5 p.m on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11.
Barbara Van Cleve: Cow Country: Wet Spring Grass 2014, archival pigment print
Andrew Smith Gallery, 122 Grant Ave., 505-984-1234 The exhibition Pure Quill: Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve continues at Andrew Smith Gallery through Jan. 14, 2017. Van Cleve is a photographer of the American West, a descendant of pioneers who was raised on a historic Montana ranch. Her photographs capture all aspects of the ranching life, including cowboys, cattle women, and ranchers, as well as the landscapes they inhabit. A former resident of Santa Fe, Van Cleve has been exhibiting at Andrew Smith since 1985. The show includes photographs featured in a newly published monograph with which the exhibit shares its title.