June 1 - June 30, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 2018, 5-7 P.M.
The photographs in “Human Nature” are the fruit of over two decades of Bill Heckel's exploration of the remote wilderness areas of New Mexico. Accompanied by adventurous, courageous models, Bill has journeyed down little-used backroads and wildlife trails to some of New Mexico’s most spectacular locations. In this dramatic setting, model and photographer work collaboratively to combine their creative visions. The result: Stunning images of the southwestern landscape as backdrop to empowered women, cliffs and expansive skies juxtaposed with the timeless beauty of the female form.
As a counterpoint to his photography, Heckel will also show many of his bronze sculptures of female nudes. Sculpture has become a vital aspect of Bill’s artistic process, as the three-dimensional play of light and shadow invigorates and renews his perception of light as seen through the camera lens. Work by other New Concept Gallery sculptors will also be on display.
Watch this page over the next few months for announcements on all our upcoming shows.
Carol Tippit Woolworth
May 04 – May 28, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 2018, 5-7 P.M.
Southwestern landscape, horses, and the French countryside have inspired the works that will be on display in Santa Fe artist Carol Tippit Woolworth’s, “Continental Drift.” Exploring the nuances of form and color, Carol’s richly textured paintings reflect her constant search for intense moments. Many of the works have been created with layer upon layer of oil paint and cold wax, resulting in complex and sensuous surfaces.
Carol has exhibited throughout Santa Fe and the East Coast, and has received numerous grants and prizes. Her work has been included in various juried competitions, solo and group exhibits in both galleries and museums. In 2016, Carol was chosen to be guest curator at the Delaware Art Museum. Her work is in collections around the world.
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.