Ex­hi­bi­tion­ism

A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOW­ING AROUND TOWN

Pasatiempo - - ON THE COVER - by Michael Abatemarco

Erin Cur­rier: Rose Na­ma­ju­nas 2018, acrylic and mixed me­dia on panel

Blue Rain Gallery, 544 S. Guadalupe St., 505-954-9902 Erin Cur­rier pays homage to well-known clas­si­cal and mod­ernist com­po­si­tions but through con­tem­po­rary sub­ject mat­ter. She takes cues from Span­ish painter Diego Ve­lazquez’s Las Men­i­nas and fo­cuses on the Ja­panese con­cept of honkadori in her show at Blue Rain. The ex­hibit, cur­rently on view through Sept. 29, is also called Las Men­i­nas (or Ladies in Wait­ing) and con­tin­ues her ex­plo­ration of is­sues such as im­mi­grant rights, work­ers’ rights, and women’s rights. Her mixed-me­dia paint­ings re­flect time­less themes of mas­ter­pieces from the canon of art his­tory as they honor the strug­gles of indige­nous women and mi­nori­ties.

Karen Yank: Prov­i­dence 2018, steel

Turner Car­roll Gallery, 725 Canyon Road, 505-986-9800 Turner Car­roll and sculp­tor Karen Yank, in con­junc­tion with her forth­com­ing book Trav­els with Agnes, about her re­la­tion­ship with painter Agnes Martin (1912-2004), present Stu­dent and Men­tor, an ex­hibit that re­flects the aes­thetic re­la­tion­ship be­tween Yank’s works and those of Martin, who taught the sculp­tor dur­ing the last 17 years of her life. In par­tic­u­lar, the vis­ual ref­er­ence of the line and grid is a con­tin­uum be­tween their bod­ies of work. Yank met Martin in 1987 at Skowhe­gan School of Paint­ing and Sculp­ture in Maine. It was the be­gin­ning of her artis­tic ca­reer and the end of Martin’s teach­ing ca­reer. The re­cep­tion for Stu­dent and Men­tor is 5 p.m. on Fri­day, Sept. 21.

Eve­lyne Boren: Les Baux de Provence 2018, oil on can­vas

Acosta Strong, 640 Canyon Road, 505-982-2795 Eve­lyne Boren lived a sto­ried life be­fore turn­ing to paint­ing. As an aquatic diver and stunt dou­ble for movies, she swam with a killer whale on the set of Namu, the Killer Whale as well as work­ing on the sets for sev­eral James Bond films. While film­ing in the Ba­hamas in 1962, she was in­spired to pick up paint­ing, cre­at­ing lush, vi­brant, ex­pres­sive land­scapes. Eve­lyne Boren — A Ret­ro­spec­tive opens Fri­day, Sept. 21, with a re­cep­tion and book sign­ing at 5 p.m. A num­ber of lim­ited-edi­tion books ti­tled Eve­lyne Boren — Ret­ro­spec­tive, writ­ten by Suzanne Deats, and each one ac­com­pa­nied by an orig­i­nal 10-by-10-inch paint­ing by Boren, are avail­able.

Kenro Izu: Still Life #1180 2015, plat­inum/pal­la­dium print

Schein­baum & Russek Ltd., 812 Camino Acoma, 505-988-5116 Mar­ried pho­tog­ra­phers Kenro and Yu­miko Izu’s ex­hi­bi­tion In Har­mony con­tin­ues through Oct. 19. The premise of the show ex­plores the ways in which the artists’ in­di­vid­ual works re­flect their in­flu­ence on, and sup­port of, one an­other. In­cluded are se­lec­tions from Yu­miko Izo’s Res­o­nance and Icarus se­ries, which dis­play the ephemeral beauty of flora through the medium of plat­inum/pal­la­dium dark­room pho­tog­ra­phy. Kenro Izu’s new still-lifes fo­cus on forms of nat­u­ral beauty such as fruits and flow­ers and the hu­man-made beauty of sculp­tural ob­jects. The pho­tog­ra­phers’ re­spec­tive books Res­o­nance and Se­duc­tion are also avail­able. The gallery is open by ap­point­ment.

John Tarah­te­eff: Af­ter School 2018, acrylic on can­vas

Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon Road, 505-988-3888 The fig­u­ra­tive works of John Tarah­te­eff cre­ate psy­cho­log­i­cal ten­sion in nar­ra­tive paint­ings that tell an open-ended story. His works bor­der on the ar­che­typal, where styl­ized, dis­torted fig­ures ren­dered with an odd sense of pro­por­tion and scale pop­u­late clas­si­cal com­po­si­tions. El­e­ments of ab­sur­dity and sur­re­al­ity give his work the feel­ing of lay­ered sym­bol­ism. Place­holder, a show of Tarah­te­eff’s new works, opens with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion on Fri­day, Sept. 21.

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