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Taos Artists Exhibit Beyond: Part I

Art made in Taos hangs on walls in New York, California and Colorado

By Janet Webb – February 27, 2016

Part I of BT’s series* about Taos artists showing elsewhere includes Larry Bell, Paul Pascarella, and Sasha Vom Dorp.

In a recent conversation with the founder of three art publications in Southern California, I heard a statement that resonated with my own experiences. He told me his impression of Taos: “Taos is a place where artists live and work. It’s an art colony, unlike Santa Fe, for instance, which is a commercial art destination, a place for galleries and art fairs. Taos is a place where artists live.”

Coming from an astute art observer who has yet to visit Taos himself, I was shocked at how accurate his assessment was to my own opinion, as a 40-year resident of Taos. Artists (including writers, architects, photographers and musicians) choose Taos 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 hit the road.

*A call to Taos artists: let me know about your exhibits outside of Taos – where, when, and what you’re showing.


 

Made in Taos. On exhibit in New York City: LARRY BELL

Hauser and Wirth
32 East 69th Street, New York NY
February 4 – April 26, 2016
Larry Bell From The 60s

From the gallery’s website: “Bell emerged in the 1960s among a circle of avant-garde artists who shared an attitude towards experimentation, invention, and discovery – simultaneously straddling East Coast and West Coast schools of thought and practice. Known foremost for his refined surface treatment of glass, Bell’s diverse, prolific production extends from painting to works on paper, glass sculptures in various scales, site-specific installations, and furniture design.”

Larry Bell, Made in Arolsen, 1992/2016

Larry Bell, Made in Arolsen, 1992/2016

Larry Bell, Standing Walls II, 1968/2016

Larry Bell, Standing Walls II, 1968/2016

Larry Bell, Homage to Baby Judy, 1960 (left) and Untitled, 1962 (right)

Larry Bell, Homage to Baby Judy, 1960 (left) and Untitled, 1962 (right)

Larry Bell, Lil Orphan Annie, 1960

Larry Bell, Lil Orphan Annie, 1960

Photos at Hauser & Wirth by Ollie Bell.

Visit Larry Bell’s website.


 

Made in Taos. On exhibit in Aspen: PAUL PASCARELLA

Gonzo Gallery
625 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen CO
March 5 – 23, 2016
Redefining Gonzo: Paul Pascarella

The artist on his paintings: “I think of the painting as a verb, playing and dancing on the edge of chaos; it does not become a noun until actively viewed by a viewer.”

Paul Pascarella, Piggy Wiggy, collage and mixed media, shotgun painting on panel, 16x16 inches

Paul Pascarella, Piggy Wiggy, collage and mixed media, shotgun painting on panel, 16×16 inches

Paul Pascarella, Nixon's the One, mixed media on panel with shotgun painting, 16x16 inches

Paul Pascarella, Nixon’s the One, mixed media on panel with shotgun painting, 16×16 inches

Paul Pascarella, Gonzo Shooting Gallery,, mixed media, collage and shotgun painting, 48x38 inches

Paul Pascarella, Gonzo Shooting Gallery,, mixed media, collage and shotgun painting, 48×38 inches

Paul Pascarella, Fat City, plywood, chalk and shotgun painting, 48x38 inches

Paul Pascarella, Fat City, plywood, chalk and shotgun painting, 48×38 inches

Visit Paul Pascarella’s website


 

Made in Taos. On exhibit in Pomona: SASHA VOM DORP

The Huntley Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona CA
3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona CA
January 24 – April 7, 2016
Sasha vom Dorp: Prequel to 2018

The artist on this series: “I’ve made these photographs to better know my place in the universe.… I’ve built a machine in an attempt to observe elemental transactions. I’ve created a mechanical solution to what is a metaphysical problem, forcing basic elements of perception—sound, light, and matter—into a single frame. These are photographs of sound encountering light as seen through the medium of water.”

Sasha vom Dorp, 1010 Hz Sunlight from the Sound Bending Light Series, 2014, archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, ed of 3, 58 x 40 inches

Sasha vom Dorp, 1010 Hz Sunlight from the Sound Bending Light Series, 2014, archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, ed of 3, 58 x 40 inches

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Sasha vom Dorp, 20 Hz Sunlight from the Sound Bending Light Series, 2015, archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, ed of 3, 58 x 40 inches

Sasha vom Dorp, 10 Hz Sunlight from the Sound Bending Light Series, 2015, archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, ed. of 3, 58 x 40 inch

Sasha vom Dorp, 10 Hz Sunlight from the Sound Bending Light Series, 2015, archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, ed. of 3, 58 x 40 inches

Sasha vom Dorp, 100 Hz Sunlight from the Sound Bending Light Series, 2014, archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, ed. of 3, 40 x 58 inches

Sasha vom Dorp, 100 Hz Sunlight from the Sound Bending Light Series, 2014, archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, ed. of 3, 40 x 58 inches

 

Visit Sasha vom Dorp’s website

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