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"Red" (Elements)

Merion Estes Lost Horizons #48 Mixed media on paper 2009 44 x 30

Merion Estes, Lost Horizons #48, 2009, Mixed media on paper, 44" x 30"



A Group Exhibition Featuring: Dawn Arrowsmith, Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg, Roy Colmer, Alex Couwenberg, Laura De Santillana, Merion Estes, Jean-Marie Haessle, Maxwell Hendler, Matthew Penkala, Roland Reiss, Ben Sewell, Michael Schultheis, Julian Stanczak, Charles Strong and Robert Swain.

June 1 - 26, 2011

Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 2011, 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 RED (ELEMENTS), a visual exercise with the color red experienced through sculpture and painting. An element is the most essential property or characteristic of an object, concept or image, whether it be some aspect of nature, design, photography, optical effect or monochrome. Reducing imagery to the same hue—red in this case—eliminates a key variable of visual perception. Thus, the perceptions triggered by the paintings and objects in this exhibition are based largely upon form, texture, narrative content or the viewer’s internal references and interpretations. The exhibition features: earth elements by Roland Reiss, Merion Estes and Ben Sewell; design components by Philip Baldwin, Monica Guggisberg and Alex Couwenberg; the airbrushed glare from a photograph by Matthew Penkala; the serenity of Laura De Santillana’s Bodhi glass sculptures and Dawn Arrowsmith’s meditation centers on stained canvas; the expressionistic abstractions of Charles Strong and the high tech, mathematically derived gestures of Michael Schultheis; optically active illusions and color sensations of Julian Stanczak and Robert Swain; the competing horizontal and vertical lines of static from early 1960s version of television generated by Roy Colmer; and the monochromes produced by the gestural strokes of Jean-Marie Haessle and the smooth, reflective cast resins of Maxwell Hendler.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an on-line catalog.

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.

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM

For additional information please contact: David Eichholtz

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