Janet Webb – April 15, 2017
Part IV of BeyondTaos’s series* about Taos artists exhibiting “beyond” features seven artists: Hank Saxe in Walla Walla; Allen Polt in Tucson; Susan Folwell in Scottsdale; Charlotte Shroyer in New York; Ira Lujan in Santa Fe; Ollie Bell in Venice, California; and Larry Bell in Aspen, New York and London.
Enjoy the luscious photos of their artwork.
Hank Saxe: Ceramics, solo exhibition at Foundry Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington, February 3 – April 30, 2017.
Hank Saxe has worked in clay for over fifty years. Saxe and his wife Cynthia Patterson create large scale architectural and sculptural projects – their own designs and collaboratively with other artists – in their ceramics studio in Taos. For his own art, Saxe uses industrial processes to create spontaneous objects.
Allen Polt, American Miniatures Exhibition, a group show at Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, Arizona, February 11, 2017.
Allen Polt earned his degree in Illustration Arts from the Newark School of Fine. In 1974, Allen left the urban commercial art field for the inspiration of the landscape around Taos. Polt’s passion today is portraiture, having a unique ability to capture the essence of his subject’s personality. He currently spends most of his time in Tuscon, Arizona.
Susan Folwell, Peering Though Taos Light: Reflections in Clay of the Taos Society of Artists with Jody Folwell and Susan Folwell at King Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 6, 2017. The exhibition sold out!
Susan Folwell grew up in a pottery making family at Santa Clara Pueblo. Her grandmother is Rose Naranjo her mother Jody Folwell and her sister is Polly Rose Folwell. She now lives in Taos with her husband, Davison Koenig, director of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site.
Charlotte Shroyer, Subjective, a juried exhibition by Women’s Caucus for Art at Riverside Library in New York, February 16 – 28,2017.
In 1992, Charlotte Shroyer, Ph. D, left a 20-year career in education to pursue her artistic path. She is a weaver and a painter whose work is highly informed by the written word. She is represented in Taos by Jackies Trading Post Gallery.
Ira Lujan: Taosoan Glass at Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, Lloyd Kiva New Gallery, January 27 – April 21, 2017.
Ira Lujan is from Taos Pueblo and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. In the summer of 2000, Lujan was introduced to glass blowing in Taos, where he apprenticed with foremost glass artist Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo). Today, Lujan’s work is influenced by everyday scenes of contemporary Native America.
Ollie Bell, Video Projection Installation at the UNICEF Next Generation Art Party, a
fundraiser for UNICEF in Venice, California, March 11, 2017. The effort raised $127,000 for UNICEF.
Oliver Bell was born and raised in Taos. His artistic pursuits so far have centered around digital media, having studied videography in Santa Barbara, California. In 2014, he was a Rauschenberg Foundation resident artist in Captiva, Florida. Currently, he splits his time between Taos and Venice Beach, California.
Frank Stella and Larry Bell at Marianne Boesky Gallery in Aspen, Colorado, March 8 – April 16, 2017.
The 78th Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, March 17 – June 11, 2017.
Larry Bell: Smoke on the Bottom at White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey, London, April 28 – June 18, 2017.
Larry Bell is considered by many to be an “LA Light and Space” artist, however he has lived and worked in Taos since 1973. His mediums most often include glass, paper or canvas. He is represented by White Cube Gallery, London; Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles and New York; and Frank Lloyd Gallery, Pasadena.
A note to all Taos artists: please let me know (email@example.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.