Kathleen Doyle Cook
Then & Now - A Retrospective
July 28 - August 26, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, July 28, 2017, 5-7 P.M.
New Concept Gallery would like to invite you to a retrospective exhibition showcasing the work of abstract expressionist Kathleen Doyle Cook. The exhibition will show the evolution of Doyle Cook’s work over the last two decades. Her intuitive images are often described as “sensory landscapes.” Rich surfaces and textures are created in acrylic and mixed media with layers of brushwork. It is these surfaces that invite an exploration of the levels of awareness found in the spaces between a “known image” and its layers of possibilities. The paintings cannot dictate the viewer’s response because they have evolved in the abstract without preconception.
Kathleen moved to Santa Fe from the Boston area in 2009. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
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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.
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.”
Watch this page over the next few months for announcements on all our upcoming shows.