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Taos Artists Beyond, 06/2018

Saxe and Shields in Denver. Gonske in Santa Fe. Bell in Aspen, Los Angeles and Tampa

By Janet Webb – June 28, 2018

Taos is a place where artists live and work. Many artists use Taos solely as a place to create, a place where they can control their distractions and find inspiration from nature and solitude. When it comes time to take their art to market, many Taos artists exhibit and sell elsewhere.

June’s post about Taos artists showing elsewhere includes Hank Saxe again, this time in Denver; Brian Shields also exhibited in that city during June. Walt Gonske has a major retrospective in Santa Fe. Larry Bell currently has shows in Aspen, Los Angeles and Tampa, Florida – and here in Taos at the Harwood Museum of Art.

Below is a look at the work these artists are exhibiting.


A note to all Taos artists: please let me know (editor@beyondtaos.com) about your exhibits outside of Taos – where, when, and what you’re showing. I find it amazing how many of you quietly work in this community then take the work to other cities for exhibition and sale. It’s a testament to the creative inspiration of this Place.


Hank Saxe in Denver

William Havu Gallery June 15 to 28, 2018
1040 Cherokee Street, Denver  Colorado  80204
Phone:  303-893-2360, info@Williamhavugallery.Com

The gallery’s statement about Hank’s show: “This introductory show will feature fourteen of Saxe’s ceramic sculptures on the mezzanine gallery. Hank Saxe has been working on ceramics for over four decades in Taos, NM. He states, “A fascination with natural sciences led me to ceramics, an original meeting ground of art and technology. Starting out, I didn’t know how clays and minerals worked, but I thought I’d better figure out how to use that stuff. Still working on figuring that out, my sculptures are outcomes of investigation into process and materials and experimental interactions of form, color and texture.”

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Hank Saxe, Black Manta I, 2017, ceramic, 10-1/2 x 16-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches

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Hank Saxe, Yellow Rhino, ceramic, 4-3/4 x 7-1/4 x 7 inches

 

 Brian Shields in Denver

Michael Warren Contemporary, May 8 – June 16, 2018
60 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
303-635-6255

Brian says of these paintings, “My paintings and works on paper are an expression of energy, emotion, and fuerza. They often begin with an image from nature or a color I am drawn to, a mood or a feeling left over from a dream, or in reaction to other creative expressions. “

Brian Shields, Book VI-XII (The Odyssey), mixed media on canvas, 90 x 210 inches

Walt Gonske in Santa Fe

Nedra Matteucci Galleries, June 23 to July 21, 2018
1075 Paseo de Peralta • Santa Fe • New Mexico • 87501
505-982-4631, inquiry@matteucci.com

The gallery’s statement: “Walt Gonske has painted on location for over four decades, working in wind, sun, and snow. Through an expressive brush he captures his experience of a place: light and color, movement and mood. Each painting is a meditation on mood, and an example of his ever-deepening relationship with his preferred subject matter. This retrospective exhibition consists of personally selected works from the artist’s own collection, and is a long-awaited testament to his artistic vision and supreme dedication.”

I’ve selected four of over 30 paintings in the show. All were painted in the Taos area, one in each decade, the 70s through 2000.

Walt Gonske, Almost to John Dunn, 1993, oil on linen, 34 x 30 inches

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Walt Gonske, Start of Spring Run Off, 1986, oil on canvas, 30 x 26 inches

 

Walt Gonske, Pilar Canyon, 2004, oil on line, 30 x 31 inches

Walt Gonske, Along the Rio Grande, 1979, oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches

Larry Bell in Aspen, Los Angeles and Tampa

Aspen Art Museum, June 1 to December 16, 2018
637 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050, info@aspenartmuseum.org

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, June 23 to September 23, 2018
901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013

The Tampa Museum of Art, May 3 to September 30, 2018
Cornelia Corbett Center, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, Fl 33602

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Larry Bell installation on rooftop of Aspen Art Museum, 2018. Aspen Blues. Photo by Tony Prikryl

 

 

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Larry Bell RWB Venice Fog, 2018, installed at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. Photo by Janet Webb.

 

larry bell tampa

Installation of “Vapor and Vibration: Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto” at The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida. Photo: Jean Marie Carey.

 

Learn more about these Larry Bell exhibitions:
Art Fuse:
Stereo Lab: An Experimental Pairing of Jesús Rafael Soto and Larry Bell at The Tampa Museum of Art by Jean Marie Care

The Aspen Times: Larry Bell’s ‘Aspen Blues’ unveiled at Aspen Art Museum by Andrew Travers

Los Angeles Magazine: Tech Meets Fine Art in Larry Bell’s Glass Cubes by Marielle Wakim


A note to all Taos artists:
please let me know (editor@beyondtaos.com) about your exhibits outside of Taos – where, when, and what you’re showing. I find it amazing how many of you quietly work in this community then take the work to other cities for exhibition and sale. It’s a testament to the creative inspiration of this Place.

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