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Taos Artists Beyond, 04/2018

Nina Anthony in Colorado, Randall LaGro in Santa Fe, Zara Bell in Savannah, and a dozen Taos artists head to New York

Our April report on Taos artists exhibiting outside of Taos begins with photographer Nina Anthony in Fort Collins, Colorado in the Center for Fine Art Photography’s exhibition, Illuminate, April 5 to 30. Randall LaGro is included in Surrealism Group Show at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, April 27 to May 19. Zara Bell organized a pop-up exhibition titled Space Between at White Whale Craft Ales Pub in Savannah, GA, April 6 – 20. And a group of well-known Taos artists spanning two generations have been grouped into one exhibition titled Taos: 1960s – Present that will open at Vivian Horan Fine Art in New York on April 26. That show will run through June 22.

Here’s a look at the artists and what they will be exhibiting.

Nina Anthony in Illuminate

The Center for Fine Art Photography
3 Square Arts venue
2415 Donella Ct, Ste 110, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Open Tuesday -Thursday 1-5pm, Friday- Saturday 1-6pm
Illuminate is open April 5 – 30, 2018

Illuminate Photography Exhibition was juried by Peggy Sue Amison, creative director for East-Wing in Dubai. The show includes work by 31 international photographers whose images deal with light. Amison says, “I selected images that I felt spoke about different ways light can be captured and contained, but I also looked at how some of the artists use alternative methods to expand on their own reality; how elemental choices of color, contrast and composition work together to transform otherwise mundane moments into acts of wonder.”

Nina Anthony, Everything Carries Me to You, photograph

Nina Anthony has lived in Taos since 1993. She divides her time working as a Communications Coordinator for Amigos Bravos, a statewide water conservation nonprofit headquartered in Taos, and exploring the outdoors to capture photographs of the dramatic landscapes and Southwestern culture that she loves.

Randall LaGro in Surrealism

Blue Rain Gallery
544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Surrealism is open April 27 – May 19, 2018

Surrealism Group Show features work by Joshua Franco, Randall LaGro, Carrie Pearce, Mark Pugh and Evgeniya Golik.

Witness, a painting by Randall LaGro

Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Randall LaGro has lived and worked in Taos for nearly 30 years. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in numerous private and museum collections. He offers workshops in his studio to artists interested in learning his mixed media and assemblage techniques and printmaking skills.

Zara Bell in Space Between

White Whale Craft Ales
1207 Bull Street, Savannah, GA
Space Between is on display April 6-20,2018

Space Between is a pop-up exhibition of work by Zara Bell and Morgan Adler, both art students at Savannah College of Art and Design. Zara is about to complete her Masters of Fine Arts degree with a focus in printmaking. Her work combines the written word with found images, representations of popular culture.

“And Good Health,” a print by Zara Bell

Zara Bell was born and raised in Taos. She has degrees in art and writing from both UNM and SCAD and is now completing her MA in Savannah. (Full disclosure, Zara is the daughter of BeyondTaos’s Janet Webb and artist Larry Bell.) See her work on Instagram.

Taos: 1960s-Present in New York

Vivian Horan Fine Art 
35 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065
Open Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Taos: 1960s-Present will be on display from April 27 – June 22, 2018

Standby for a more in-depth look at this exhibition, deserving of a dedicated blog post.

The exhibition was conceived by these two – Taos artist and documentary photographer, Paul O’Connor and New York gallerist and collector, Vivian Horan, shown below at Miami Basil in 2017. The show will include work by (in no particular order) Agnes Martin, Ken Price, Dennis Hopper, Larry Bell, Ronald Davis, Ron Cooper, J. Matthew Thomas, Debbie Long, Lynda Benglis, Sasha Raphael vom Dorp, Hank Saxe, Kevin Cannon and O’Connor.

Gallerist Vivian Horan and artist Paul O’Connor at Miami Basil in 2017 with Paul’s wall reliefs in the background

See previous BeyondTaos “Taos Artists Beyond” Posts:

March 2018
February 2018
Taos Pueblo Artists Beyond
Spring 2017

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