Cecilia Kirby Binkley
October 5 - November 3, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, October 5, 2018, 5-7 P.M.
New Concept Gallery would like to invite you to celebrate fall with a show of works by Santa Fe artist Cecilia Kirby Binkley. The exhibition opens with an artist's reception from 5-7 PM on Friday, October 5, 2018. Cecilia’s show will be on view through November 3, 2018, at the New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.
Cecilia Kirby Binkley’s plein air paintings are intuitive and exhilarating translations of nature and the landscapes of New Mexico and southern Colorado. She is compelled to paint by the desire to capture the expression, movement and color of the landscape. Binkley uses a small canvas to quickly encapsulate a natural scene, and then, if she finds the plein air piece sufficiently compelling, she may choose to revisit the scene in a larger studio painting. The smaller works become the inspirational foundation for her large canvases: However, the larger pieces are also largely created from her memories, not just of the scene, but also of the full experience of creating the plein air painting. Cecilia’s large works are rich in texture, formed by the application of heavy oil paint with a palette knife. If her paintings elicit joy and thoughtful response, Binkley knows that her work has been successful.
Kathleen Doyle Cook
November 9, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 9th, 2018, 5-7 P.M.
New Concept Gallery welcomes you to our final show of 2018: A two-artist exhibition of recent paintings by Santa Fe artist Kathleen Doyle Cook and Albuquerque artist Aaron Karp. The show will open with an artist's reception from 5-7 PM on Friday, November 9, 2018. The show will be on view through January 5, 2019, at the New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.
KATHLEEN DOYLE COOK
Doyle Cook’s work shows a transition from her sensory landscapes to latent message paintings which lead to pure non-figurative, Abstract Expressionism. Inherent in all the works are sensuous surfaces created from the act of painting, evolving from color, composition and the energy produced by layers of media and brushwork. These images invite an exploration of levels of awareness.
Doyle Cook moved to Santa Fe, NM in 2009. She has exhibited at MPG Gallery, Boston, Jon Barret Gray Fine Art Gallery, Manchester and Alper's Fine Art Gallery, Andover, MA, as well as at numerous juried exhibits. Her works are in various private and corporate collections throughout the country.
With a body of work spanning over 45 years, 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.”
Watch this page over the next few months for announcements on all our upcoming shows.
Anderson / Jackson
Sculpture by Roger Arvid Anderson
Photography by Steven A. Jackson
September 7, 2018 - September 29, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, Sept 7, 2018, 5-7 P.M.
New Concept Gallery invites you to join us for our September exhibit, a two-artist show featuring beautifully textured bronze sculptures by Roger Arvid Anderson and the haunting photography of Steven A. Jackson. The show will open with an artist's reception from 5-7 PM on Friday, September 7, 2018. The show will be on view through September 29, 2018, at the New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.
ROGER ARVID ANDERSON
Roger Arvid Anderson has been casting bronze for over 40 years. Creating his bronzes at Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, California, he works side-by-side with foundry artisans throughout the process, from the pour to welding to the final patina. His current work builds on the stone-like textures and patinas that have inspired him for years.
When asked to describe the inspiration behind his latest bronzes, Roger said, “Stacking stones in solitary piles or arranging them in circles and rows is one of mankind’s earliest art forms. Megaliths meet a primal sculptural need to commemorate human and cosmic events. In today’s terms, erecting my bronze megaliths is my way of marking my own trail across the earth and through the heavens. I invite you, the viewer, to assign your own stories to these mystical and mysterious shapes.”
STEVEN A. JACKSON
Steven A. Jackson’s photographs have always depicted images which are a bit different. They show real scenes and objects, but not the way most people would see them. They utilize subtle tones to create a mood specific to what he sees. Over the years there have been some subtle changes in the way these scenes are presented. This show focuses on the changes to some of the locations and subjects of his photographs. In some images he revisits subjects he has photographed in the past to document changes wrought by weather and time. Others represent a new exploration of a distinct “scene” that he had in his head, although the specific subject may be different. As before, they are sometimes haunting, sometimes moody and sometimes simply different.
Although his background is in traditional “wet” black and white photography, Jackson’s recent work has been totally digital – utilizing the genre’s ability to create a subtle use of color that is reminiscent of toned black and white images.
August 3 - September 1, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, August 3, 2018, 5-7 P.M.
New Concept Gallery is pleased to welcome renowned Santa Fe artist Douglas Atwill to our stable of artists, and we are celebrating with Atwill’s first solo show here. The show serves as the public debut for over two dozen paintings, most of which were created in the past 18 months.
A fixture in the Santa Fe art scene since the late 1970s, Douglas Atwill paints in acrylics, usually on the primed linen canvas he prefers. His subjects range from the New Mexico landscape of mesas, escarpments and mountain scenes to verdant corners of his own garden. Prior to joining New Concept Gallery, Douglas exhibited his work at some of Santa Fe’s best-known galleries, including Blair Gallery, Gerald Peters Gallery, Munson Gallery and Meyer East. Atwill's work is included in personal collections, as well as on corporate and museum walls across the country. A prolific and disciplined artist, Douglas often completes fifty or more paintings each year.
Atwill is also well known in Santa Fe for his work as an architect and builder. He is the author of a dozen books, including novels, short stories, memoirs and poetry.
Linda Petersen & Julia Roberts
July 6 - July 28, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, July 6, 2018, 5-7 P.M.
New Concept Gallery is pleased to invite you to our July show, "Looking Southwest," an exploration of two very different interpretations of the southwest. The exhibition will feature plein air and studio oils by Linda Petersen and hand-pulled prints and monotypes by Julia Roberts. The show will open with an artist's reception from 5-7 PM on Friday, July 06, 2018. The show will be on view through July 28, 2018, at the New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.
A Santa Fe resident since 2001, Linda Petersen was drawn to New Mexico by the same golden light and distinctive landforms that have captivated artists for generations. A traditional plein air artist, Petersen's subjects include Santa Fe adobes on picturesque lanes, the cliffs of Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu lavender fields and winter scenes in the high desert.
Before settling in Santa Fe in 2006, Julia Roberts lived in Europe for sixteen years, producing her art in various ateliers and master classes in Paris and London. She spent many productive years working with master printmakers at the London Print Studio. "Looking Southwest" will feature Julia's latest works: A series of bold monotypes of imaginary southwestern landscapes. Her popular prints of ethnic pots and nudes will also be on exhibit.
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.
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.