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TCA Exhibits at Caffe Renato: Full Circle by Gretchen Ewert

TCA Exhibits at Caffe Renato: Full Circle by Gretchen Ewert
April 29 - August 27, 2014
Location: Caffe Renato

 

The exhibition Full Circle, is a solo show by Gretchen Ewert that incorporates paper, drawing, and found elements. The works are an extension of three related series of works that have been ongoing in her studio for many years. The works include pen and ink on digital print backgrounds, paper as relief sculpture attached the wall, and recycled paper as a material bonded to a panel surface. Gretchen moves among multiple projects in her studio as a strategy to stay creative, which explains the interconnectedness of her art from series to series. She finds that different, but related bodies of work help in the creative process and for ideas to evolve.

The newest pieces are pen and ink drawings on digital prints of scanned textiles. This series was influenced by a collection of Nigerian, adire indigo textiles from her travels in West Africa and from the collection of a major textile collector/friend in Santa Fe. Gretchen includes textiles from many cultures blended with her precious stash of trash including used teabags, coffee filters, and fruit rinds. The backgrounds are adaptations altered to stand alone from their original source. She uses the computer as a tool for making changes the way an acid bath is used as a tool for creating an etched surface on a zinc plate. Starting as a print-maker Gretchen learned that the process of print-making allowed her the freedom to work from layer to layer with the option of documenting changes along the way.

The large sculptural Japanese paper pieces are an extension of her 2007 Harwood Museum exhibition; Paper, Skin, Air. This series began in 2001 and continued when she received a Pollock Krasner fellowship in 2004, was exhibited in 2007 and continues its journey today.

The paper on board/panel is recycled paper trash, bonded, sanded, and sealed with an encaustic eggshell finish. As a college freshman Gretchen was influenced and fell in love with Larry Poons, Richard Diebenkorn, and Eva Hess. Their art made her want to lie in fields of color and visualize her next works of art.

Certain types of marks and abstract references to natural forms appear as recurring themes throughout her work. Each has meaning with changes in nuance made specific based context. For example a seed pod in one context can be a light formation in another.

Full Circle will be on exhibit from April 30 to August 27th. Opening reception is scheduled for May 9th from 5-7 at Renato's.
 

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Event Listings

ongoing since April 2014

TCA Exhibits at Caffe Renato: Full Circle by Gretchen Ewert

April 29 - August 27, 2014
Location: Caffe Renato
Save the Date: Opening Reception - May 9th - 5-7pm
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ongoing since June 2014

Transition: Works by Suzanne Wiggin

June 27 - September 22, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Paintings of light and landscape. Opening reception June 27, 5-7pm
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August 2014

Book of the Month - Volume VII

August 1 - September 25, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
Book of the Month - Volume VII by: Sara Jean Gray
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Odissi Indian Classical Dance Performance by Sujata Mohapatra

August 22, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Arte de Descartes XIV

August 23 - September 6, 2014
Location: Stables Gallery
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Music from Angel Fire

August 23, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Closed Curtain"

August 24, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Closed Curtain"

August 25, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Closed Curtain"

August 26, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Music from Angel Fire

August 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Music from Angel Fire

August 27, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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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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Music from Angel Fire

August 30, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Fifi Howls From Happiness"

August 31, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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September 2014

Movies at the TCA "Fifi Howls From Happiness"

September 1, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Fifi Howls From Happiness"

September 2, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Health is More than Health Care: The Community Determinants of Health

September 5, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 7, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 8, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 9, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Take Back Our Sky! unveiling the geoengineering aerosol spraying agenda

September 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: TCA
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D. H. LAWRENCE: A Journey Without Shame

September 11, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Early Life and Education Matter: Setting the Stage for Life-long Health

September 12, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Connectedness Matters: Inclusion and Belonging as Health Resources

September 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Life in New Mexico

September 21, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Life in New Mexico - New Mexico Film Foundation - Special One Time Screening
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Taos Selects-Sampler

September 26 - October 5, 2014
Location: Stables Gallery
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14th Annual Quick Draw & Auction

September 27, 2014 12:00 AM
Location: Stables Courtyard & throughout historic district
Watch, learn, and collect. Quick Draw is TCA's annual fundraising event and a don't miss.
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October 2014

Slice of Life - Photo Journalism in Taos - A Juried Exhibition

October 3 - January 19, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
Stayed in touch for more information.
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November 2014

6th Annual Juried Self Portrait Show

November 21 - January 18, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
This popular exhibitit features works in all medium by local artists. Opening Nov 21, 5-7pm

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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January 2015

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

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