Guest artist: María de Echevarría
Fields of Light
March 31 – April 28, 2018
Meet the Artist: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12-6 P.M.
In celebration of spring, New Concept Gallery has dedicated a room to showcase the work of guest artist María de Echevarría. María will be displaying paintings from her “Fields” series, a luminous collection of abstract works created with oils over acrylics. Visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, March 31, from 12 noon till 6 P.M.
When asked to describe her work, María said, "My paintings start from an intense need to paint. Nature, lines and colors spark that need. I have a tendency to eliminate details and to use a controlled number of colors. Several paintings are undertaken at the same time, applying layers of acrylics first, and once they are dry, layers of oil. I work on the canvas until the painting gets its ‘soul’. I feel they are part of me, and it is exhilarating to see them become a part of other people’s lives. I have studios in New Mexico and New York.”
María’s work has been showcased at the United Nations Headquarters in New York; the Salón Galería, Consulate of Argentina, New York; and the Palacio San Martín, Buenos Aires.
Watch this page over the next few months for announcements on all our upcoming shows.
Quivers, Murmurations and More
October 6 - November 4, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017, 5-7 P.M.
With a body of work spanning over 45 years, Albuquerque artist Aaron Karp has exhibited works in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the prestigious Guggenheim Museum. He is well known for his distinctive style of painting, which utilizes various systems of taping to develop fractured fields of color and space. His works, with their complex layers of intricate geometric forms and vibrant color, invite viewers to lose themselves in the depths of Aaron’s vision.
When asked to describe his work, Aaron said, “Layering itself, I believe, makes up the central metaphor in my work - both literally and figuratively. The process involved in making the paintings is intimately connected to their meaning. The work is about concealing and revealing. It is about the fracturing of color and space, about looking at and into something to extract information and meaning.”
Quiver Series: “To me these new paintings are reminiscent of arrows, feathers and quivers. They revisit an earlier body of work that was inspired by the Italian futurists, a group whose paintings I have always admired.”
Murmurations Series: “In 2013, during a four-week residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, I began work on a new body of work that I call “Murmurations”. The title that I chose for this series evokes the thrilling sensory vibrations one experiences when observing the seemingly frenetic aerial ballet orchestrated by a flock of starlings.”
"For the duration of the show, Ann will donate 50% of all proceeds from the sale of her artwork to the New Mexico School for the Arts – Art Institute."
Learn more about NMSA by visiting their website. Just click HERE.
A Retrospective of Paintings & Sculpture
Spanning a 5-Decade Career
September 1-30, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 1, 2017, 5-7 P.M.
- Benefiting the New Mexico School for the Arts -
New Concept Gallery invites you to join us for a retrospective exhibit showcasing the career of Santa Fe artist Ann Hosfeld. For the duration of the show, Ann will donate 50% of all proceeds from the sale of her artwork to the New Mexico School for the Arts – Art Institute.
A graduate of the Cooper Union Art School, NYC, Hosfeld studied primarily with the second-generation Abstract Expressionists, including painter Charles Cajori and sculptor James Rosati. Later, she studied with Wolf Kahn and Nathan Oliveira. When she moved to Los Angeles, she developed her own style influenced by tropical plants of the Southwest and Mexico. Early works explored banana leaves, often abstracted, emphasizing the light and shadow shapes of the plants.
After moving to Santa Fe in 1982, her work expanded to reflect the desert colors and plants in new paintings centered on agaves and cacti.
The Retrospective also features a limited number of Hosfeld’s wooden sculptures, reflecting the artist’s love and exploration of the innate natural forms found within the wood grain.
Ann's retrospective show includes a silent auction. Please click HERE to view.