Jean Wells "Re-Pop"
December 14, 2010 – January 15, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, December 17, 5:00-7:00 PM
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present an exhibition of Pop-inspired mosaic glass and mirror sculptures by California artist, Jean Wells. Her sculptures are larger than life, witty and fun, yet poignant and strike a cord that begs for closer examination. They are a combination of irreverent celebration and criticism of consumerism, feminism and a pleasure-seeking society. This exhibition focuses less on her food and diner seductions and more on icons of art creation, fashion and current culture. While her work may be very reminiscent of Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg and Rosenquist and there may be a number of conceptual undercurrents, her social commentary is to be aware of what is going on around us, but lighten up and have some fun with it.
Wells currently lives and works in San Diego, California. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest where she received classical art training, including an apprenticeship under her father producing Byzantine-style mosaics. However, inspired by Wayne Thiebaud, Takashi Murakami, Hannah Wilke and Nikki de Saint Phalle, Wells’ work became more playful and combined graphic design, sculpture and her classical training in mosaics with a lot of color, seduction and humor, and like Pop artists, she exploits familiar cultural icons, repetition of forms and serially produced objects. Her work is shown and collected internationally in numerous public and private collections.
David Richard Contemporary is located in downtown Santa Fe north of the historic plaza. The gallery offers a range of important contemporary art with an emphasis on abstraction in a variety of media by established and emerging American and international contemporary artists, as well as historically significant works from the 1960s through the 1980s.
Winter Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM
For additional information please contact: David Eichholtz, d@DavidRichardContemporary.com