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Venice: A Reality of a Different Order - Works by Robbie Steinbach

Venice:  A Reality of a Different Order - Works by Robbie Steinbach
August 29 - January 13, 2015
Location: Caffe Renato

 

Opening Reception - August 29 from 5-7pm

 

Venice, like Taos, is a complex place. As Sheila Hale wrote in The Myth of Venice, “Venice is the most bewitching of cities, but the spell it casts is not simple, nor is it altogether benign. It is impossible to feel indifferent about the place. Indeed, many reasonable people loathe it at first sight. They go away grumbling, echoing Gibbon’s complaint about ‘stinking ditches dignified with the pompous denomination of Canals.’ But other people fall unexpectedly, obsessively in love with Venice. It challenges the imagination. It insists upon itself, commanding total attention – yet it seems ultimately unknowable. Its dense labyrinthine topography baffles the sense of direction. Buildings and bridges are dissolved and reassembled by the light, their proportions altered by the ebb and flow of tides. And even after years of intimate acquaintance, you may delight in some undiscovered detail in the course of an aimless walk, a relief carving, an archway or a wellhead.”
As an artist, I have twice been privileged to be a resident in Venice with the Emily Harvey Foundation. I lived in the floating city for six weeks in 2009 and four weeks in 2013. I walked the city from end to end, ducking into narrow alleys and tiny squares and ancient churches, taking photographs, writing my journal, gathering materials for printmaking.
 

While having pizza in Campo Santo Stefano one afternoon, I spied a waiter with soccer designs carved into his hair. When asked to pose with his face against a wall, he cheerfully complied. The mysterious photograph that resulted led to my series of monoprints called “Phrenology.” This pseudoscience based on measurements of the human skull as the location of character, thought, and emotion may be an apt metaphor for the seductive surrealism that is Venice. As Peter Ackroyd mused in Venice: Pure City, the place is a reality of a different order.
This exhibition is dedicated to my friend and mentor, Steve Parks, who passed away last year while I was in Venice. Se la forma scompare, la sua radice e eternal. If the form disappears, its root is forever.

Robbie Steinbach, August 2014


 

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Event Listings

ongoing since August 2014

Venice: A Reality of a Different Order - Works by Robbie Steinbach

August 29 - January 13, 2015
Location: Caffe Renato
Prints and Photographs by Robbie Steinbach
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ongoing since September 2014

Book of the Month - Volume VIII - Julie Wagner

September 29 - November 20, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the TCA
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October 2014

Slice of Life/Photojournalism Exhibition

October 3 - November 16, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the TCA
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15th Annual SOMOS Storytelling Festival

October 25, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)"

October 26, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)"

October 27, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)"

October 28, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Screening of documentary film, Bon in Dolpo

October 29, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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November 2014

Exhibition Peter Bonesteel's Large (64x50) Paintings

November 1 - 7, 2014
Location: TCA Stables Art Gallery
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Met Live in HD: Carmen (Bizet)

November 1, 2014 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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TCA Exhibits at The Historic Taos Inn - Photography by Bruce W. Norman

November 2 - February 2, 2015
Location:
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Movies at the TCA "The Trip to Italy"

November 2, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Trip to Italy"

November 3, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Trip to Italy"

November 4, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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TCA Presents "One Off" Movie Screening “The Homesman”

November 8, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
This is star filled movie with Taos connections.
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Movies at the TCA "1,000 Times Goodnight"

November 9, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The TCA Film Society will host a discussion of the film on Sunday, November 9 immediately following the screening. Everyone is welcome.
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Movies at the TCA "1,000 Times Goodnight"

November 10, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The TCA Film Society will host a discussion of the film on Sunday, November 9 immediately following the screening. Everyone is welcome.
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Movies at the TCA "1,000 Times Goodnight"

November 11, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The TCA Film Society will host a discussion of the film on Sunday, November 9 immediately following the screening. Everyone is welcome.
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Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

November 13, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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6th Annual Self Portrats - Juried Exhibition

November 20 - January 19, 2015
Location:
The Many Faces of Taos
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Second City Improv

November 21, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Comedy at its best. Save the date and stay tuned for more information.
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Met Live in HD: Il Barbiere Di Sivigilia (Rossini)

November 22, 2014 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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December 2014

Met Live in HD: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg (Wagner)

December 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Robert Mirabal & Special Guest Robby Romero and Friends, A Holiday Concert

December 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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January 2015

Met Live in HD: The Merry Widow (Lehar) New Production

January 17, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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3rd Annual TCA Members Open

January 23 - March 1, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery and the Stables
A great chance to see the breadth of art in Taos. All medium. Over 50 artists. Opening Jan 23, 5-7pm

Met Live in HD: Les Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach)

January 31, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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February 2015

Met Live in HD: Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Bluebeard's Castle (Bartok) New Production

February 14, 2015 10:30 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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March 2015

Zoe Zimmerman: Photography

March 6 - April 26, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Recent photography by Taos artist Zimmerman, Opening March 6, 5-7pm

Met Live in HD: La Donna Del Lago (Rossini) New Production

March 14, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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April 2015

Met Live in HD: Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) New Production

April 25, 2015 10:30 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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