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Essential Guide: Celebrating 15 Years – Hunter Kirkland Contemporary

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Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, on Canyon Road, is celebrating its fifteenth year in the Santa Fe contemporary art community. Owner Nancy Hunter previously owned and directed Gallery North Star in Grafton and Stratton Mountain, Vermont. A few vacations in Santa Fe convinced her to move to the city of uncanny light and less snow. Nancy sold Read more…

Rick Stevens, “Loitering in Mystery” – New Paintings

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Opening Reception Friday June 16th, 5 – 7 PM Show Dates: June 16 – July 2, 2017   Rick Stevens, Shinrin Yoku, (detail), oil on canvas, framed 50 x 50  inches, $11,800. Rick Stevens’ newest collection of paintings, “Loitering in Mystery”, explores the enigma of existence through luminous color and a visual cadence that underlies Read more…

Carlos Ramirez: Just Try To Contain Him or His Paintings

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Carlos Ramirez’s paintings have all the energy and sophistication of Carlos Ramirez himself. Bold, colorful, engaging, intuitive, his quasi-abstract canvasses have always alluded to or called to mind the works of Cezanne, Monet, Basquiat and Joan Mitchell. Ramirez’s new works, which confidently emphasize vivid colors and ample white space are on view at Hunter Kirkland Read more…

Carlos Ramirez New Paintings

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Opening Reception Friday May 26, 5-7 PMShow Dates: May 19 – June 4, 2017   Carlos Ramirez, “Sunset Above the Treeline”, acrylic and ink on canvas, 65 x 60 inches, $9900. Carlos Ramirez’s natured-inspired creations burst with vibrancy, but the kinetic energy seems less an explosion than a gentle swirl, with vivid hues from nature Read more…

Eric Boyer – New Sculpture

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Opening Reception Friday May 26, 5-7 PMShow Dates: May 19 – June 4, 2017   Eric Boyer, “Olympians”, steel wire mesh, 33 x 38 x 8 inches, $3800. Boyer’s beautifully realized torsos and abstracted forms blur the lines between substance and nothingness, shadow and light, the real and the perceived. His figures are mesmerizing, both Read more…

Talking Painting and Process with Abstract Landscape Artist Peter Burega

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Peter Burega is about as warm and congenial and personable and open and informative an artist as you’ll ever come across. Much like his richly inviting abstract landscapes: whether of land or water. Sky or something else entirely. They’re not nature but they’re obviously inspired by nature. Or an amalgamation of what he sees out Read more…

Touchable Moments with T Barny’s Tactile Sculptures

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“I like taking something considered hard and cold and making it soft and warm and inviting,” says T Barny of his uniquely approachable, alluring, sensuous sculptures. “They’re meant to be touched. You don’t get the full experience if you’re not touching them.” One of the few sculptors out there who actually encourages people to embrace Read more…

Making Her Marks and Leaving Them: The Abstract Works of Charlotte Foust

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As Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still once said, “The best works are often those with the fewest and simplest elements . . . until you look at them a little more, and things start to happen.” He was referring, of course, to his fellow AbExes—William DeKooning, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock. Were he still around today, though, Read more…

An Inside Job: The Phantasmagorical Inner Worlds of Ted Gall

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When Ted Gall is just not feeling it, or he’s stymied, or blocked, or in need of opening up the channels to the muse, he slides into his hot tub and lets the hot jets and the gurgly bubbles wash over him and—voila!—inspiration retrieved. He’s recharged, refueled, reinvigorated and back to the studio, where his Read more…

Rick Stevens and the Art of Effortless Painting

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Rick Stevens does by not doing. He’s a non-doer. An effortless doer. Or more clearly: he’s a believer in the “action of non-action.” In Wu–Wei, the Taoist concept of natural action, or in other words, action that does not involve struggle or excessive effort.  All that being said, he still has to paint. Not by not painting Read more…

Jennifer JL Jones’ Paintings of Nature and Belonging

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Jennifer JL Jones’ paintings depict nature, to be sure, but not so much nature per se—its flora and fauna, its landscapes and seascapes—as what it is nature inspires in her. Awe. Gratitude. Connectedness. Grace. Beauty. “Much of my work has been about healing and lessons from nature,” says Jones, who was raised in rural Virginia Read more…

Gregory Frank Harris’ Abstract-Representational Rhythms

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Few painters have rendered the Southwest and its dramatic landscapes as fluidly as Gregory Frank Harris. Deftly harmonizing movements as diverse as Impressionism, Fauvism, and 17th-century Dutch landscape painting with American Tonalists like George Innes, color-field painters like Wolf Kahn, and the squeegee-sculpted paintings of German abstract expressionist Gerhard Richter, Harris creates pictures in motion Read more…

Laura Wait’s Artistic Vocabulary

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Laura Wait has never really gotten away from books. Or words. Or symbols. As she says in her artist’s statement, “Word forms as image are the primary focus of my art. Words and symbols, used as marks, are layered on paintings to form a wall of history with meaning at each depth.  Aesthetics of words Read more…

Eric Boyer’s Figures of Male and Female

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Eric Boyer’s figures of male and female torsos, often intertwined, have the sensuous movement of Rodin and the muscular physicality of Michelangelo. And while his perfectly proportioned sculptures, which he coaxes out of sheets of stiff steel-wire mesh, most immediately call to mind the classical Greco-Roman sculptures of 2,000 years ago, they also have the Read more…

T Barny and Peter Burega

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As all sculptors know, there are infinite shapes lurking within the stone, and it’s the artist’s job to “liberate” these shapes by judiciously removing and carving the surrounding material to bring the sculpture to life. When T Barny applies his ancient carving techniques and modern tools to the hardness of the stone, magical things happen. Read more…

Ted Gall and Charlotte Foust: Bronze and Steel Sculpture and Mixed Media on Canvas and Paper

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The artistic stylings of sculptor Ted Gall and painter Charlotte Foust couldn’t be more different, but their work has in common a powerful emotional impact that leaves the viewer pondering hidden meanings and experiencing a sense of excitement. Gall’s intricate, whimsical sculptures in bronze and steel bring an interactive element to an otherwise immobile art Read more…

Rick Stevens Interwoven Life

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Rick Stevens grew up in Sparta, Michigan and started painting with his father, an amateur but skilled landscape painter. His earliest memories of watching his father work are contented ones filled with images of his father manipulating scenes of nature: painting trees, rubbing out streams, adding wildlife. In fact, it was one of these early Read more…

Jennifer J. L. Jones, Artist at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary

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Life and death…action and reaction…ebb and flow…life moves in cycles and nature echoes those cadences. My work is increasingly inspired by the intrinsic rhythms of life. Changes in the world around me flow in and through my brush. External forces are internalized and spill back out as I paint. My brushstrokes mirror nature’s vibrations as Read more…