Gena Fowler: All New You (Be­cause You’re a Project) 2014, ce­ramic

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Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E. Palace Ave., 505-989-7900 Peter Har­ring­ton’s paint­ings of sym­met­ric con­fla­tions of pago­das and other Bud­dhist tem­ples and iconog­ra­phy with cacti, vin­tage cars, cross sec­tions of trees, jet planes, and flow­ers have a quirky edge but also sug­gest the trans­parency of the phys­i­cal realm of ex­is­tence, open to the tran­scen­dent realm of the spirit. “Years spent liv­ing in Zen monas­tic com­mu­ni­ties and soli­tary re­treats in the wilder­ness have also lent a cer­tain feel­ing of re­lat­ed­ness to the nat­u­ral world, and my paint­ings have been marked by these ex­pe­ri­ences,” he states. Har­ring­ton joins ce­ramist Gena Fowler for Up in My Grill: Ex­plo­rations in Sub­lime Ir­rev­er­ence ,a two-per­son show that opens Fri­day, Oct. 5. Fowler in­vests her sculp­tures, mod­eled on com­monly avail­able prod­ucts, with a biting com­men­tary on con­sumerism in the era of self-care. “Each prod­uct has been in­spired by a need for some­thing that does not ex­ist in the real world, ”she states. The re­cep­tion for Up in My Grill is at 5 p.m.

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