Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Dillard is small in stature yet uses canvases larger than her to as small as an 8 x 10" painting. Her newest pieces are inspired by the natural landscape, especially the visual qualities of rock, soil, and vegetation in its many variations. The work does not include reproductions of the landscape or a specific place but rather represents the essence of the landscape.
Another artist, Matthew Lutz came to the opening. Leo Neufeld also came to see his wall in honor of being announced a Local Treasure in Albuquerque! It is always a joy to see the Matrix artists. They are usually busy working away in their studios and doing their daily life things that we don't get to visit often.
Marilyn Dillard has been with Matrix since it first opened. It is a delight to see her work evolve.
And here is the crew that helps make this gallery a success!
(From left to right: Kristen Gentry- Intern, Meredith Chapman- Intern, Regina Held, Director, Tanya Landin- Assistant, Pamela DiMauro- Assistant)
Thanks Jeff Simpson for the photographs!!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Mary Anne Redding discusses how and why she chose the photographs for Photo New Mexico 2011. With the names and titles set aside, Redding looked through over 100 photographs to choose from. Her initial reaction was to choose images that stood out visually from the rest. We asked that she choose one image per artist so the gallery could represent more artists. Redding had a difficult time with this as some of the images by the same photographer were so striking!
The photogravure, “Building Blocks of War”, by Diane Alire, won the juror’s choice award. Redding loved the political message, the exquisite printing, and the composition of the piece.
Building Blocks of War
There was a question about photogravure being considered photography or printmaking or both. Redding highly agreed that it is a photographic process because the artist starts from a photograph being printed in an alternative fashion. Photogravure is a printmaking process and many can see how a photograph translates into gravure just next door at New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Like all gallery owners, I wish I had three times the wall space to exhibit all the great art that is made in New Mexico. I especially wish I had one room just dedicated to photography. But since I don’t have that kind of space, I can only show so much work at any given time. Photo NM gives me the opportunity to exhibit some wonderful photography by several different artists who I normally would not be able to accommodate.
Regina and Mary Ann Redding
But the toughest job went to the juror. Mary Anne Redding, curator of Photography at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe not only had to choose 25 images out of a gazillion entries, she also had to pick the “Juror’s Choice Award” which went to Diane Alire’s “Building Blocks of Wars.” She liked it because it was very timely and thought provoking. Congratulations, Diane!
Diane and Regina
To our surprise, Mary Ann picked another favorite piece which we quickly coined as the “Juror’s Award of Merit.” It went to Jamie Sweeney for “Elena Waiting.” The quirky part about this is that Elena was our intern from April to May, and Jamie is her fiance!!!!
Although it was incredibly hot all evening despite of the air condition pumping as hard as it could, everybody stayed until the end to find out who received the coveted “People’s Choice Award.”
The award was taken home by Marie Maher for “Tomorrow’s Dream.” Marie could not believe it!
Marie Maher and her piece
There are some amazing pieces in this show with some artists having juried into it before, and some new faces.
If you like photography this is a show you don’t want to miss. If you are a photographer and would like to see your work included in this show next year, watch for the “call for entry” which will go out in January. Request to be on our mailing list, or check our website for the entry forms. www.matrixfineart.com.
Don’t miss the Juror’s talk on Saturday, July 23, from 1 – 2 PM. Mary Ann Redding is very approachable and very passionate about photography. The show will run through July 30.
Tanya Landin, gallery assistant, Pamela DiMauro, artist and volunteer, Molly Zimmer, intern, Regina Held, director
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Building Blocks of Wars
We had a great turnout for Photo NM last night! Diane Alire won the Jurors Choice Award for her piece "Building Blocks of War", Honorable Mention went to Jamie Sweeney for "Elena Waiting", and the People's Choice award went to Marie Maher for "Tomorrow's Dream". Congrats!
Please come hear the juror for this exhibition, Mary Anne Redding, discuss her selections, Saturday July 23rd from 1 to 2 pm.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
For more information visit the Albuquerque Art Business Association website.
Leo Neufeld, Paradise, 36 x 44", Oil on Linenhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
Friday, June 10, 2011
Stacy Hawkinson, fellow artist, and David Koch
Stacy Hawkinson, fellow artist, and David Koch
The opening on First Friday was a delight. It was wonderful to see many friends and family come over to support David’s new body of work. He also completed his "self portrait" series with this show. He has done many paintings of a piece of candy, with a pill of some sort, and a word on top. The “Self Portrait “ series
is a direct response to many personal issues that have evolved over time.
Here are two pieces titled, “Yes” and “Glad”
David has been busy painting and has work showing at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Check out the link for more information. http://www.cabq.gov/south-broadway-cultural-center/events/overlay-reconstructed-images