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Q&A with Gallery Owner and Artist Aleta Pippin

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • May 25th, 2016

This weekend is the highly anticipated Grand Opening of our new location and Fifth Anniversary Celebration at Pippin Contemporary. We moved into our new gallery space at 409 Canyon Road back in March after weeks of preparations (see the work in progress here), and now we’re gearing up for the season in the heart of Santa Fe’s historic art district. This permanent space is the culmination of a dream that started when Aleta Pippin opened her namesake gallery on Lincoln Avenue back in 2011. Since the original opening of Pippin Contemporary, the business has moved twice and now rests permanently at 409 Canyon Road in a space that is more than double the size of any previous location.

From selling her own work in a parking lot in downtown Santa Fe to owning a gallery space on Canyon Road that exhibits the work of 19 painters and sculptors, Aleta Pippin shares her journey as an artist and gallery owner in a city known as one of the top art markets in the country.

Q&A: Aleta Pippin

Aleta Pippin in her studioWhat was your first impression of the Santa Fe gallery scene and how did you break into it?

I started painting in 1992, landscapes and portraiture. It seemed that most art in SF was Native American or Western. As I progressed in my ability I moved toward abstraction. It wasn’t until 2004 that I committed to painting as a career (third) and proceeded to sell my work. I juried into the Santa Fe Society of Artists and began showing my work every weekend from the end of April through mid-October. The shows, though challenging to be out at 5:30 a.m. Saturday mornings to set up the tent, display panels, etc. were fun and a real learning experience. The first painting I sold was $4000. That couple bought two more paintings over the next few months and I still stay in touch with them. That painting signified a life-changing time for this couple and they remember it fondly as a celebration.

I met many artists, including Barbara Meikle and Guilloume, whose sculpture we show. Barbara eventually became my business partner and in 2006 we opened Pippin Meikle Fine Art. I’m thrilled to say that this is the 10th year celebration for Barbara’s gallery, Barbara Meikle Fine Art, which she continued after we decided to move forward on our own.

You’ve moved the gallery three times in the past five years. How did Pippin Contemporary evolve into what it is today?

In 2011, I asked Barbara whether she’d be interested in opening a gallery downtown. When she wanted to focus on her work and the Delgado location, I decided to go ahead and form Pippin Contemporary and sublet space on Lincoln Avenue. It was fun and we did fairly well, however the space was small and the location didn’t have near the foot traffic as what I’d experienced on Delgado, just off Canyon Road. Gallery space came available on the corner of Canyon Road and Paseo de Peralta in 2013. I decided to lease it and move back to Canyon Road. It actually ended up being a fortuitous move as there was room for outdoor sculpture and I ended up showing the work of a few amazing sculptors.

Aleta in front of signI have a habit of following my intuition in business. I believe I have an advantage that most people don’t have in that I’ve always been entrepreneurial, starting my business in 1984 in Houston during a terrible recession. I sold that business in 2008, not because I was looking to sell, but because I was given the opportunity by a large company who was buying. Since I no longer lived in Houston and wasn’t as directly involved in the business, it seemed that the timing was right.

Since I’d been focused on art and making a career in it, owning my gallery was a no-brainer. Shortly after Barbara and I opened our gallery on Delgado, we purchased the building, which Barbara bought out in 2013.

Did you ever dream you would own your own gallery on Canyon Road? How does it feel?

No, I didn’t anticipate owning a building on Canyon Road. However, as a result of some events that occurred during my lease, owning my building seemed like a practical option. It had to be the right building though as most buildings on Canyon Road don’t have large space for sculpture. Then the building at 409 Canyon Road came on the market and it seemed like the perfect fit.

I think the building is wonderful. It’s beautiful, the location is outstanding, and it’s one of the largest gallery spaces on Canyon Road.

A Bright Future by Aleta Pippin at Pippin Contemporary

A Bright Future, Aleta Pippin, 30×30″ acrylic on acrylic panel/resin

What do you envision for the future of Pippin Contemporary?

My vision is that we grow the current business via those collectors who come to Santa Fe. My broader view is that we move beyond to focus on the corporate and public art markets. Most of the artists represented by Pippin Contemporary could easily provide artwork for corporate clients, as well as site-specific work. Developing that client base will take time and effort. I realize it won’t happen overnight. There is so much happening right now with technology and the changes it has caused in how retail business is accomplished. We embrace the opportunities that technology provides and as it becomes more refined, we will continue to adapt our business style to it.

I believe just as one step led to another with my art career, that one step will lead to another growing the gallery.

Click here to see new paintings by Aleta Pippin. 

Photo Recap: Canyon Road Spring Arts Festival

  • by aletapippinartist@gmail.com
  • May 12th, 2016

Last weekend, more than sixty artists took to the streets for the Canyon Road Spring Arts Festival. Painters, sculptors, glass makers and more created original works of art outside the galleries on Saturday; their pieces were sold either by silent auction during the day or at the live auction event that evening.

We celebrated the start of the season with a Local Artist’s Reception on Friday and enjoyed an fun evening with artists, collectors, and friends. On Saturday, Gina Rossi, Rebecca Haines, and Cody Hooper painted in front of the gallery and discussed their work with visitors. All three artists sold the piece they were working on. Enjoy our photos from the event and mark your calendars for next year’s festival, May 11th and 12th, 2017.

Artists and friends enjoying our Friday evening reception:

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Saturday Slow Draw with Gina Rossi, Cody Hooper, and Rebecca Haines:

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A lucky collector!

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Gina Rossi: Listening for the Inner Voice

  • by aletapippinartist@gmail.com
  • April 29th, 2016

Gina Rossi at Pippin ContemporaryGina Rossi‘s oil paintings are powerful representations of the southwest landscape with open skies, vivid sunsets, and billowing clouds. Her atmospheric scenes are inspired by the beauty of New Mexico and are painted with a passion that allows the artist to capture exquisite and passing moments in nature.

Gina has shared with us her process for translating the limitless beauty of the landscape into her art, along with finding additional paths for inspiration.

 


“Inspiration is key in making art, any kind of art.  My inspiration comes from a myriad of things like the sky, clouds, atmosphere, plant life, scribbles on a wall, and peeled paint.  I see things in my every day life and they get stuck somewhere in my brain where they eventually end up in a painting.  The process is somewhat mysterious. I am not sure how other “creatives” do it, but that is my process.  As an artist, it isn’t just the seeing and the logging it in for future reference but the doing.  The doing is very important and sometimes intimidating.  For me, I usually need time between the seeing and the doing because I often do not know what I am going to do with that bit of inspiration.  It often just shows up.  It says, “Hey, what about me?  It would be perfect for the little area in the upper left hand corner that you are struggling with.”  I listen for these bits of inspiration while I paint.  Assembling a good painting requires the ability to listen to the inspirational voice floating around in your head and it always requires the skill to put it down on the surface of the painting in your hand and in the way you paint.  I am always looking and following my inspiration.  It is usually in the flowing place of my mind’s eye.”

Timeless by Gina Rossi at Pippin Contemporary

Timeless, 36×48″ oil/panel

El Corazon by Gina Rossi at Pippin Contemporary

El Corazon, 40×30″ oil/canvas

El Dorado's Treasure by Gina Rossi at Pippin Contemporary

El Dorado’s Treasure, 36×36″ oil/panel

The Light Beyond by Gina Rossi at Pippin Contemporary

The Light Beyond, 36×48″ oil/panel

Gina will be participating in the Slow Draw on May 7th for the
Canyon Road Spring Arts Festival, and will be in attendance for our Local Artists’s Reception on Friday, May 6th, 5-7pm.

Click here to see more of Gina’s Santa Fe landscapes
Gina Rossi art at Pippin Contemporary

Meeting in the Middle: Aleta Pippin & Greg Reiche Collaborate

  • by aletapippinartist@gmail.com
  • April 12th, 2016

Aleta Pippin in her studioMeeting in the Middle. This is the title of Aleta Pippin and Greg Reiche’s first collaborative piece, which now hangs in a corporate office building in Houston, Texas. Spanning over 12 feet long and reaching over 3 feet high, this monumental work merges Aleta’s acrylic and resin abstract panels with Greg’s kinetic glass and steel grids. Aleta and Greg have been showing their work alongside each other at Pippin Contemporary for three years, but the idea to create a piece together didn’t transpire until about six months ago.

Greg Reiche assembling sculptureA group of attorney’s in Houston, who have collected 26 of Aleta’s paintings so far, contacted Aleta last November to request a very large piece for their conference room.

“I wanted to give them something extraordinary,” said Aleta. “I felt that individual panels was the way to go, but it seemed that making three or five individual painted panels simply wasn’t as dramatic as it could be.”

Then something clicked, and that’s where Greg came in.

“I have to admit, I was surprised when Aleta asked if I would like to collaborate on this piece,” explains Greg. “I have great admiration for her work and was quite flattered by the request, but was also a bit skeptical at first as to whether it would work well.”

They decided early on that Aleta would create the painting first, and Greg would respond. Aleta painted five panels with acrylic paint and a resin surface. The piece then went to Greg’s studio, where he worked from her color palette. The piece was completed within two months…and the results were nothing short of spectacular.

Golds, blues, purples and subtle reds in Aleta’s panels blend together among interesting textures, and the resin finish adds a luminosity to the piece that lends itself well to the effects of Greg’s iridized glass tiles. The tiles perfectly pick up the gold and purple hues, and the three dimensionality of the steel grid adds a dynamic contrast to the surface of the piece. Just as in his own sculptures, Greg uses brass wire to attach each glass tile to the steel, adding another texture and glint of gold to the overall composition.

Meeting in the Middle by Aleta Pippin & Greg Reiche

Meeting in the Middle, Pippin Reiche Collaboration
Click here to explore the piece by video.

Although unsure at first, Greg was amazed at the outcome.

“In the end, I think it worked beautifully,” says Greg. “The combination of her luminous, organic paintings with the linear grid structure and iridized surfaces of my glass work, worked surprisingly well. I love the way the diverse mediums play so well off each other and the incredible depth of color and luminosity of the entire piece.”

Aleta concedes. “I’m thrilled that Greg agreed to do this. Personally, I’m so excited about how beautifully it turned out and it is such a unique piece that I can see it becoming an important part of Greg’s and my work. It gives each of us the opportunity to reach a market that we weren’t as able to access on our own.”

Soliloquy - Pippin-Reiche Collaboration

Soliloquy, Pippin-Reiche Collaboration, 54 x 47 x 3″, $13,500

The artists were so enthusiastic that they immediately started a second collaborative piece, Soliloquy, to hang in the gallery. This work is a bit smaller in size, 54 x 47”, but creates a similar impact with glass and steel grids moving along both sides of a vertical acrylic/resin panel, which glows with purple hues and tangible texture.

“All in all, I would say it was a fantastic match and I can see the potential for some amazing collaborations in the future as we work together to push the boundaries even further.” (Greg Reiche)

Are you interested in a collaborative piece by Aleta and Greg for your home or office? Call the gallery at 505-795-7476 or email pippincontemporary@gmail.com to discuss and personalize a dynamic piece of original art.

“Victory” Sculpture Installation with Guilloume

  • by aletapippinartist@gmail.com
  • April 5th, 2016

Victory  by Guilloume at Pippin ContemporaryVictory

Original Bronze Sculpture by Guilloume
161″h x 52.5″w x 48″d

Guilloume’s life size bronze Victory was installed in our sculpture garden last week. She stands as a graceful allegory representing the feeling of achievement glorified by athletes, but felt by all in our own personal successes. Guilloume expands on the inspiration and meaning of the piece in its accompanying narrative:

Whenever I watch the Olympics, I am inspired by the personal stories that demonstrate the unwavering dedication of the athletes. In particular, I am moved by the tremendous amount of training, preparation, and sacrifice that each athlete endures prior to the games. When an individual or team is triumphant, I can only imagine how they feel at the time of the medal ceremony. That moment of victory must be a truly glorious experience. 

I believe that the same can be said of the game of life. Many of us dedicate years to our respective careers – honing our skills, expanding our knowledge and nurturing our creativity. As with Olympic athletes, our dues must be paid in full before we can bask in the spotlight on life’s victory stand and reap our own successes. In Victory, the woman reaches upward as if touching the stars in a moment of glory. She represents that athlete in all of us at the moment of personal glory and achievement.  

More installation photos:

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Click here to view more work by Guilloume. 

 

409 Canyon Road: Inside Our New Gallery

  • by aletapippinartist@gmail.com
  • March 25th, 2016

Pippin Contemporary Santa Fe New Mexico

Our staff has been hard at work over the past week getting settled into our new gallery home at 409 Canyon Road. Now art is up on the walls, sculpture is placed in the courtyard, and visitors are pouring through. We’re still adding the finishing touches, but we love the way things are coming together and are getting excited for the upcoming season on Canyon Road. Plan to join us on Memorial Day weekend for our Grand Opening & Fifth Anniversary Celebration, and in the meantime, virtually explore the gallery through these photos:

Aleta Pippin art at Pippin Contemporary

Gina Rossi art at Pippin Contemporary

Greg Skol paintings at Pippin Contemporary

David Baca paintings at Pippin Contemporary

Miniature Room, Pippin Contemporary, Santa Fe

Miniature Room, Pippin Contemporary Santa Fe

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Pippin Contemporary Santa Fe

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Pippin Contemporary Santa Fe

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Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of our sculpture garden. 

 

Behind the Paintings: Greg Skol’s New Style

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • February 29th, 2016

Greg Skol Pippin Contemporary ArtistSince his move from New York City to Santa Fe in the early 90’s, oil painter Greg Skol has been mesmerized by the southwest landscape. He narrowed his artistic focus to oil landscapes after years of exploring various media and ideas in New York. Even though his landscape paintings were done in a realist style, Skol says the impact came from the emotive content in each piece. He was not seeking to represent the landscape as he saw it, but instead how he felt it. He says of his work then and now, “It is not transcription that the work is about, it is evocation.”

While the underlying emotion remains in Skol’s work, he has recently shifted away from realism into a more contemporary style. Here’s what he has to say about this shift:

“There is another factor at play in the current work: order from chaos. Chaos is the science of surprises, of the nonlinear and the unpredictable. Chaos Theory deals with nonlinear things that are effectively impossible to predict or control. Chaos is not simply disorder; chaos explores the transitions between order and disorder, which often occur in surprising ways. This is how I approach my work now. It is also how I approached my work very early on. In some ways it is about coming full circle, in art and in life.”

Behind the Paintings: Greg Skol’s latest work….

Untitled (River) by Greg Skol at Pippin Contemporary

Untitled (River), 8×8″ oil/panel.
“As with all journeys we come to different points along the way. As we move forward, we see things differently…. as we become different ourselves. In this journey of painting the landscape for more than decades, I have seen things differently along the way. I have left ways of seeing (and being) behind and picked up some new, different ways. Sometimes what is left behind is found along the way in a new place, a new form.”

 

Eclipse by Greg Skol at Pippin Contemporary

Eclipse, 16×16″ oil/panel
“A solar eclipse is supposed to be a “very meaningful new moon,” or so I’ve read. A spiked time of change, both within and without.  With “Eclipse” I started out wanting to do a painting with a large moon.  And so, like the others in this new body of work, I just proceeded with a vague idea in mind. As I added paint and created circle after circle, and worked on the moon image inside those circles, it brought to mind so many impressions of circles in the art of just about every culture throughout history – not to mention the psychological, metaphysical, and spiritual symbolism of the circle. ”

Old Black Water by Greg Skol at Pippin Contemporary

Old Black Water, 12×12″ oil/panel
“I started out thinking about water… about water falls…. which led to the idea about the physical power of water…. and then rivers in particular. All of this going on while putting paint to panel. Thoughts and ideas flowing, turning, churning, rising and falling….. just like a river. The umbers and darker browns of the under-painting becoming like the muddy river bottoms. The idea of the dark waters spurred thoughts of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn and the Mississippi River… where (once or twice) I stood on the banks and thought about Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)…. and The Doobie Brothers. And so…. “Old Black Water”.”

 

Untitled (Tree) by Greg Skol at Pippin Contemporary

Untitled (Tree), 8×8″ oil/panel
“While the place where I live is not difficult to find by any means, there is a phrase I use to remind those who have been here before, to make it a little easier: “turn in at the lone tree.” I hadn’t noticed before, but it was pointed out to me by someone who came to visit that it was the only tree on the road next to a drive. The tree in this painting is based on that tree, the tree that marks where I am….. both physically and metaphorically. With a new approach to the work, it seemed a nicely connected metaphor.”

Click here to view Greg Skol’s full inventory. 

 

Work in Progress: Inside our New Gallery Space

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • February 19th, 2016

Pippin Contemporary is moving to 409 Canyon Road

Preparations at our new gallery home at 409 Canyon Road are well underway and near completion. We’re highly anticipating our big move in a few weeks, and we know you’re looking forward to seeing the fresh new look of the former Tom Ross Gallery. Landscaping and outdoor sculpture is coming soon, but for now here is a sneak peek of what’s been going on inside…

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Pippin Contemporary is moving to 409 Canyon Road

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409 Canyon Road Pippin Contemporary

409 Canyon Road Pippin Contemporary

409 Canyon Road Pippin Contemporary

409 Canyon Road Pippin Contemporary

Don’t forget to RSVP for our Grand Opening & Fifth Anniversary Celebration on Memorial Day weekend. Call the gallery at 505-795-7476 or email pippincontemporary@gmail.com and let us know you’ll be there!

From Ross to Rosenberg

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • February 1st, 2016

Rosenberg at Pippin ContemporaryRosenberg’s complex acrylic abstractions vibrate with vivid repetitions of color, shape, and wandering lines. Intricate patterns created in a reverse painting style on the back of acrylic panels are often built around geometric shapes, while others are completely free flowing. As a result, Rosenberg’s paintings become meditations that allow viewers to resonate with the spirit and energy in which they were created.

“While I work, I try to keep my logical and academic mind at bay,” explains Rosenberg (aka Tom Ross.) “Instead, I intuitively choose colors and patterns. Each painting session seems to be an exercise in letting go. Fairly soon after beginning a piece, I lose awareness of time and place, almost as if I’m entering my own meditative state.”

Known to most as Tom Ross, the Santa Fe artist has adopted his family name of “Rosenberg” for this body of abstract work. He inherited the name from his Polish father, a Holocaust survivor who died when Rosenberg was 16 years old. The name was changed and lost during the war, but Rosenberg reclaimed it after his father’s death. He now signs his work with a visual symbol of its translation, “rose mountain.”

Rosenberg hanging paintings at Pippin Contemporary“I choose to use my family name for these paintings because it gives me a certain grounding,” says Rosenberg. “My painting name has no first name because in a certain sense, I feel like my art isn’t about ‘Tom’ who’s here right now; it’s about a whole lineage that has brought me to this point.”

While Rosenberg’s work serves as a personal connection to his father, his biggest influence in becoming an artist is credited to his mother. With an artistic flair and love of color, she took notice of her youngest son’s talent and encouraged his artistic pursuits. The vibrant and varied color palette in Rosenberg’s current paintings is in part inspired by her vivid and eccentric style, which permeated his childhood.

Our staff at Pippin Contemporary recently met with Rosenberg to discuss his paintings, process, and inspiration. His one-word titles put each piece in perspective and provide a mode for deeper contemplation and interpretation. Below is a sampling of Rosenberg’s current paintings as well as musings from the artist.

Click here to view Rosenberg’s full inventory. 

Unforeseen by Rosenberg at Pippin Contemporary

Unforeseen, 30×120″ acrylic/acrylic panel

“When I completed Unforeseen, I came to interpret it as a transition piece traveling through changing realms. Perhaps ultimately a spiritual journey where one passes through the depths of mysterious and alien waters. Surprisingly, and when least expected, there is a sudden resurfacing into a new world, a new life of hope, where one’s soul is unfolding and blossoming.

The branches on the right side of the fourth panel match up to to the branches on the left side of the first panel – almost as if it is a continuous loop. And the center of the rose on the right side has a nautilus like center…it’s spiral echoing the theme of the circle of life.

The rose did not start out as a rose for me. I was originally painting patterns that were inspired by lapping waves on the beach. But these designs began to take on the form of petals emerging as a full blossomed rose silhouetted against mountains…like the symbol I sign my paintings as a tribute to the Rosenberg name.”

Impulse by Rosenberg at Pippin Contemporary

 

 

 

Impulse (SOLD)

“I saw the orange paint and it grabbed me – I felt an impulse to add it, which really changed the piece. It has vibrating qualities and light spots that could represent some sort of life form not necessarily of this realm.”

 

 

 

 

Glory, reverse acrylic painting on acrylic panel by Rosenberg at Pippin Contemporary
Glory,
48×48″ acrylic/acrylic panel

“I painted this piece after a visit to the aspens. I was searching for that patch of color that was the most intense and saturated. The word glory came to me; I was looking for that particular leaf having that particular day where it shines above the others in its full glory.”

 

 

Oneness by Rosenberg at Pippin Contemporary

 

Oneness (SOLD)

“In this painting, the tree blends into its background. Oneness is not only having the strength and solidity to be by yourself, but also being interconnected to everything around you.”

2016 Brings New Artists to Pippin Contemporary

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • January 13th, 2016

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)

Rosenberg (Tom Ross) at Pippin ContemporaryAfter 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

John Charbonneau Pippin Contemporary ArtistJohn 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

Elizabeth Hahn at Pippin ContemporaryElizabeth 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. 

 

Rebecca Haines

Pippin Contemporary Artist Rebecca HainesAnimals 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.


Margaret Nes

Pippin Contemporary artist Margaret NesPastel 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

Pippin Contemporary Artist Gina RossiGina 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.

 


Greg Skol

Pippin Contemporary Artist Greg SkolThe 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.

Paul White

Paul White Pippin ContemporarySanta 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.