We are proud to welcome eight new local artists to the gallery this year with our relocation to 409 Canyon Road. Preparation at our new gallery is underway, and in the meantime we are representing our new painters and sculptors in our current space. Our move is scheduled to take place next month and we will be celebrating with a Grand Opening and Fifth Anniversary Celebration on Memorial Day weekend. We will host a lively reception on Friday, May 27th, 5-8pm with music, food, and wine, and the festivities will continue through the weekend with paint/sculpt outs and artist talks. It’s time to start planning your 2016 art getaway to Santa Fe!
Get to know our new artists…
Rosenberg (Tom Ross)
After 25 years of exploring a representational style, Rosenberg (aka Tom Ross) has launched his true life’s work into the exciting and alluring world of abstract painting. He reclaimed his heritage by adopting his original family name, Rosenberg, for this body of work. He does reverse painting on acrylic panels with vibrant color and complex patterns, creating pieces that act as contemplative meditations with a free flowing energy. Rosenberg was born and raised in New Mexico and has shown his work in Santa Fe since 1988. He was the owner of the former Tom Ross Gallery at 409 Canyon Road. View Rosenberg’s available work.
John Charbonneau’s digital work is philosophically driven and raises questions in a comical way. When making imagery, he starts with an interesting irony or absurdity and creates disillusion around subjects such as politics, science, and religion. He’s interested in and concerned about our cultural confusions in these areas, and his work reflects those concerns. Sometimes his images are solely humorous, but they also often have a sarcastic, dark element. His subject matter typically consists of creatures with human bodies and animal heads, placed in dreamlike settings that play on familiar cultural themes. View John’s available work.
Elizabeth Hahn’s acrylic paintings are playful and imaginative, with her most recent works inspired by the mysterious and curious landscapes of her mind. Many of these visions come from her childhood growing up on an island in Louisiana, where she explored the wild lands between the Red River and the levee. Her current works also consist of close up imaginings that tell a story, such as her Domestic Mysteries series. These intimate paintings explore the stories of everyday items through close-up renderings that portray Hahn’s proficiency of minute detail and love of colorful patterns. View Elizabeth’s available work.
Animals offer the world a unique presence, appearance, mystery, and message, which local artist Rebecca Haines seeks to explore through her art. Born in Wyoming, wild creatures inspired her from a young age. She believes that animals are a sacred link to our connection with the world, acting as intermediaries between the civilized and the wild. Her oil paintings use color and grease pencil to depict animal imagery on wood surfaces, and act as a similar bridge to the true spirit of these creatures and their sacred stories. View Rebecca’s available work.
Pastel artist Margaret Nes was born in France and spent most of her childhood in northern Africa, exposing her to various cultures, art forms, and landscapes at a young age. She moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1969, and has called the southwest home for more than three decades. A self-taught artist, Nes creates pastel drawings saturated with pigment and blended with an almost sculptural quality. Her work reflects the aesthetics of the stark southwest landscape and adobe architecture of the area. View Margaret’s available work.
Gina Rossi’s atmospheric landscapes explore the relationship between color harmonies and surface textures, while also depicting the grand quality of nature’s landscape. Santa Fe’s crimson sunsets and swirling clouds find their way onto Rossi’s canvases in magnificent ways. A mother, teacher, and now full-time artist in Santa Fe, Rossi spends her days painting the beauty of the area with vibrant passion and energy. View Gina’s available work.
The culturally progressive atmosphere of NYC in the 60’s shaped Greg Skol’s artistic impulses, exposing him to various art forms in early life from music to printmaking to painting. However with his transition to the southwest in the early 90’s, the desert cast its spell on Skol and he found his artistic focus. His work since consists of oil landscapes or ‘meditations on nature.’ Paintings of treetops reaching toward a full moon, horizon lines giving way to billowing clouds, and mountaintops reflecting glowing skies portray a spiritual connection with nature. “Devoid of agenda and socio-political statements, the landscape just ‘is,’ and therefore allows me to also just ‘be’.” View Greg’s available work.
Santa Fe artist Paul White’s work consists of colorful masks created from kiln-formed glass. Each piece is inspired by age-old images, designs, and patterns that come from many years of studying various art forms. White’s masks are imbued with a personality that emerges during the process of assembling pieces of dichroic glass in varying shapes. By incorporating new technologies and using ancient masks as a template to create modern works of art, White continues within a mask-making tradition but with a new twist. View Paul’s available work.
Mark Your Calendars!
Our Grand Opening and Fifth Anniversary Celebration will be Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 28th, 5-8pm, learn more here.