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Jamie Brunson & Nina Tichava: New New Mexico
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 thru Mon, Sep 11, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Turner Carroll Gallery

Two abstract painters with roots in both New Mexico and California. Free, 505-986-5027, turnercarroll.com.

Nina Tichava was born in Vallecitos, NM, and was raised between rural Northern New Mexico and the Bay Area, California. Jamie Brunson, on the other hand, was born in Coronado, CA, and built her career in the Bay Area, only recently moving to Northern New Mexico. However, both artists are interested in time and place, and the influence of these concepts in their work is subtle yet undeniable.

Brunson's work has historically focused on the sensory experiences that occur in meditation practice. Since moving to New Mexico three years ago, elements of the environment, landscape, and architecture have increasingly influenced her compositions, expressed formally as saturated color, rhythmic intervals, geometric divisions, and tactile surface treatment. The final product evokes internal and external landscapes and shifting atmospheres. The process becomes the practice of staying grounded in the present through the immediacy of sensation.

Tichava works primarily from a procedural stance. Her art is about relationship, and her focus is on the interplay of elements and materials. Her process is best described as weaving, as she combines painting and printmaking techniques, drawing and collage, in a fashion both liberated and constrained. Tichava's mother was a New Mexican weaver in the more traditional sense, and Nina's paintings explore how to weave oneself into a tight knit, traditional community as a relative outsider. She weaves New Mexico's historic aesthetic with contemporary concepts. Recently, the sudden and urgent sacredness of our natural environment has become Nina's focus. Her Borrowed Landscapes series aims to find a new perspective and reconnection to the land and the people who call it home. visit our website
Jamie Brunson and Nina Tichava- NEW New Mexico Abstract
Fri, Aug 25 onetime 5 PM - 7 PM


Location: Turner Carroll Gallery

New Mexico artists Jamie Brunson and Nina Tichava create deeply symbolic abstract paintings. Both Brunson and Tichava are highly collectible emerging artists.

A proud New Mexico native, Tichava is inspired by her upbringing in Ojo Caliente where her mother was a weaver. The influence of New Mexico culture is evident in Tichava's boldly delineated compositions. Tichava is a proud recipient of a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant.

Jamie Brunson's works come from a state of mediation. Sometimes subtle, sometimes fiery, veils and geometry emerge in her works as they do in states of the mind. Brunson's work is included in numerous public, museum, and private collections throughout the US and abroad. visit our website
Georges Mazilu: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 thru Sun, Oct 15, 2017
onetime 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Turner Carroll Gallery

A selection of two-dimensional work by the Romanian-born artist. Mazilu combines a magical realist style with the European old master palette, creating a fusion of old world and dream world. Free, 505-986-9800, turnercarrollgallery.com. visit our website
Georges Mazilu: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings
Fri, Sep 15 onetime 5 PM - 7 PM
Location: Turner Carroll Gallery

A selection of two-dimensional work by the Romanian-born artist. Mazilu combines a magical realist style with the European old master palette, creating a fusion of old world and dream world. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-986-9800, turnercarrollgallery.com. visit our website
Igor Melnikov- The Human Vessel
Fri, Oct 20 onetime 5 PM - 7 PM


Location: Turner Carroll Gallery

Russian artist Igor Melnikov is one of the top artists to emerge from the post-Soviet Russian art world. Unlike more opportunistic Russian artists who sought to make artwork that would appeal to the Western art collector, Melnikov has always remained true to his intimate belief in art as a spiritual practice.

Melnikov grew up fairly isolated in Siberia, where his mother was a scientist. His own childhood was spent largely in isolation, so he views the inner world of the child as the most pure vessel of humanity.

Contrary to what appears to be figurative painting at first glance, Melnikov views his own work as conceptual art. He presents the pure human vessel, in the form of the expressionless, innocent child; allowing the viewer to fill that vessel with meaning as they ponder the work. visit our website
Suzanne Sbarge- Bestiary
Fri, Dec 1 onetime 5 PM - 7 PM


Location: Turner Carroll Gallery

New Mexico artist Suzanne Sbarge has led a fascinating artistic life. Her family emigrated from France during World War II, ending up in a concentration camp on Martinique. She grew up in New York, and became the studio assistant for famed feminist artist Judy Chicago. As an art scholar and activist herself, Sbarge created the respected 516 Arts gallery in Albuquerque, which regularly receives international attention for its exhibitions.

Suzanne's own artistry is highly intellectual, curiously combined, and finely crafted, as is her life. She has created a “Bestiary” of combined animal and human forms, collaged together from the materials of her own existence.

Suzanne Sbarge gallery talk date will be announced soon—stay tunedǃ visit our website

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