Saturday, August 22, 2009

Leo Neufeld landscapes now available at Matrix Fine Art

Chamisa in the Fall, Sandias, NM
Oil on Board
8.5 x 13"

Leo Neufeld has established himself as Albuquerque’s premier portrait artist. He is equally known for his lush New Mexico landscapes, all of which he paints on site – they literally become “portraits” of a place. We are excited to exhibit a nice selection of Neufeld’s landscapes starting in September – and at very affordable prices!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Art of Fashion

Buzz Networking ABQ and Matrix Fine Art invite you to see what is hot in Albuquerque’s fashion scene. This extraordinary evening begins with a complimentary wine sampling from a local winery and hors d’oeuvres. The Art of Fashion Show will feature three fabulous local designers. This is not your typical runway show, be prepared to experience fashion in a new and exciting setting!

Kat Ford – Corpirate
Mondo – Veypurr
Eilen Higgins - Eidos

Event Date and Time: Thursday, August 27th.
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm: complimentary wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres
7:30 pm-close: fashion show

Cost of event: $20 in advance, $30 at the door.
Tickets are available at Matrix Fine Art- come by or call (505) 268-8952
Or contact Stephen Cuomo, 702-301-3773.

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Location: 3812 Central Ave. SE; 2.5 blocks east of Carlisle between Solano and Aliso, next to New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Marilyn Dillard and Harriette Lawler open land art show at Matrix Fine Art!

Marilyn Dillard
It is always amazing to see artists create paintings that are twice their size! Dillards pieces are earthy, not only for their palette, but also because she buries the canvas in the ground for several months before she paints on them. This new body of abstract work ranges from subtle to bold. We still wonder how this artist who barely reaches four feet in height manages these huge canvases of hers!

Lawler finished the last pieces of her show with a serious leg injury. It slowed her down a little, but it did not stop her from finishing these intricate metal sculptures. For those of you who like metal work you have to come and see Lawler's work, they are amazing. Most of her pieces are cut out of a single sheet of copper which she then bends into their final shapes. The resulting work is elegant, spiritual, and often quite fun.

The crowd kept streaming in all evening long for this beautiful and elegant show. Anise took care of our visitors, and gallery owner Regina Held and her assistant Tanya Landin had a lot of fun hosting this event. They also wrote and submitted this blog.

If you missed the reception, remember that the show runs until August 29!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Kuzana Ogg was juried into the Axis Gallery in Sacramento

Kuzana Ogg made it into the 4th Annual Juried Exhibition at Axis Gallery in Sacramento. The juror is Janet Bishop, Curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Janet recieved over 1,000 entries and only 39 images were chosen. Congratulations Kuzana! If you live near Sacramento or are planning a trip there in the month of August, go see the show!

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Earth Narratives - Paintings by Marilyn Dillard and Sculpture by Harriette Lawler

Marilyn Dillard
Early Storm
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
20 x 20"

Harriette Lawler
Ribbon Dance through a Rusted Steel Heart
Steel and Copper
35 x 30 x 15"

Marilyn Dillard’s work not only focuses on the visual qualities of rock and dirt, she buries her canvases for several months in the ground to stain them before she applies paint, collage and stitching to create her subtly hued abstract paintings. Harriette Lawler’s sculptures are about the changing mental, spiritual, or emotional landscapes that we traverse on this earth. Her intricate pieces are often cut out of a single sheet of steel or copper. Between these two emerging artists the idea of “land” is explored from the inside and the outside, and from its physical manifestations to the memories we retain of a specific place or journey.

Exhibition dates: August 7 – 29
(Early Bird Preview: August 4 - 7)

First Friday Artscrawl Reception: August 7, 5 – 8:00 PM

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 9 – 6; Tuesday 10 - 4, Closed Monday

Contact person: Regina Held, 268-8952
Cost of event: Free

3812 Central Ave. SE - 2.5 blocks east of Carlisle between Solano and Aliso, next to New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery.