Read Lockhart Gallery

Western Art Collector - - CITY FOCUS TAOS -

The Read Lockhart Gallery's de­but in Taos in the fall of 2017 opened like a breeze of fresh air, clear­ing away cob­webs and dust. The for­lorn space at 107 Paseo del Pue­blo Norte (just a few doors south of the Taos Inn) took on a new glow of ex­cite­ment. This is a re­fresh­ing new hub of ac­tiv­ity for peo­ple to gather to dis­cuss art and so­cial­ize in its midst. Here, one will view a new ver­sion of con­tem­po­rary fig­u­ra­tive paint­ing that has a sense of the re­newal; mas­ter­ful draw­ing with a kind of fore­bod­ing beauty. The works are cre­ated from Read Lockhart's imag­i­na­tion, mix­ing live mod­els with in­ven­tion, en­vi­ron­ments and ex­plored spa­ces as well as ex­pe­ri­ences. The gallery in­vites its vis­i­tors to think, to ques­tion and to embrace the im­pact of the im­ages.

Ed­u­cated in the clas­sics at St. John's

Col­lege in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and trained in draw­ing and paint­ing in Europe, New York and Philadelphia, Lockhart's work is as deep in thought and provo­ca­tion as it is in technical skill and ex­em­plary use of ma­te­ri­als.

Guest artist ex­hibits have in­cluded the works of Jerome Michael Mclaugh­lin of Wim­berly, Texas, and the black and white pho­tog­ra­phy of David Lockhart and Kris­tel El­iz­a­beth.

Up­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tions will in­clude the ab­stract paint­ings of Ryan Ward of Philadelphia, Penn­syl­va­nia, the paint­ings of Evan Boggess,

Shep­ard­stown, West Vir­ginia, and the works of Joshua Schaf­fer, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. As a new gallery, Lockhart plans on main­tain­ing in­ter­est and vigor by in­tro­duc­ing to his own work a va­ri­ety of high qual­ity paint­ings and sculp­ture by vis­it­ing artists.

107 Paseo del Pue­blo Norte Taos, NM 87571 (847) 528-0980 read.lockhart@gmail.com www.read­lock­hart­gallery.com

A look into Read Lockhart Gallery at night.

Read Lockhart Gallery, Al­le­gory of the Cave, 82 x 144", by Read Lockhart.

Read Lockhart Gallery, Re­birth, 60 x 48", by Read Lockhart.

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