I had the pleasure of becoming reacquainted with Albuquerque based artist David Koch's work through New Mexico Showcase and was able to stop by his studio in the north valley recently to see the direction his recent offerings have taken.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
One of the things that became apparent during New Mexico Showcase, was the unexpected popularity and diverse offerings of the encaustic medium. Not knowing very much about this ancient technique involving bee's wax and pigment, I decided to track down Molly Geissman, one of Albuquerque's foremost encaustic artists to learn a bit more about her process. Check out more of her work at Mariposa Gallery in Nob Hill.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cedra Wood has become a familiar name in the Albuquerque art scene over the past few years and is quite well known for enticing/perplexing/wowing viewers with her ownblend of meticulously crafted surrealism (or magical realism as some have called it). Either way, it's hard to not appreciate the mysterious and compelling visual narratives she creates that beg the viewer's imagination to run away with itself.
She was recently recognized with a Contemporary Art Society Prize (CAS Prize) which means that she'll be exhibiting her work along with the three other prize recipients this summer at the UNM Jonson Gallery (June 1 - July 29) as the culmination of this state-wide juried exhibition (jurors were Dave Hickey, Libby Lumpkin and E. Luanne McKinnen). She'll also be floating around the Arctic Circle taking part in a residency program later this year. No big deal.