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Muted: J. Matthew Thomas Exhibition

Muted: J. Matthew Thomas Exhibition
November 12 - January 7, 2019
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA

 

Reception for the artist on Thursday, November 15, 4-6pm.

J. Matthew Thomas converts discarded consumer waste into constructed landscapes. Using the tools of the architect, he builds surfaces; and through a process of adding and subtracting, he creates new configurations of contemporary environments. Through this series of actions Thomas contemplates our occupation of space, the making of place, and ultimately the control we have exerted over land. Read as maps, drawings, or blueprints for the contemporary landscape, this phenomenological approach exposes consumerism and our objectified perspective of land, revealing a ‘new nature’ in the Anthropocene.

For this fall 2018 solo show, Thomas’s work reveals another departure in pattern making. For Muted, the patterns are moving away from a strict sense of control and order to a fractured and disjointed display. With the use of gray, whites and blacks, so too are the works moving away from color and becoming Muted.

Thomas explains, “The breaking of these patterns is as freeing as it is frightening. Repetition is comforting, but nothing in life is static, nothing is pure, and as we are discovering, we can’t take anything for granted. This unease of shifting global attitudes (political, environmental, socio-cultural) are exhausting. I found myself desperate to find a calmness in the chaos, and calmed by the monotone colors.”

J. Matthew Thomas is an artist, architect and community organizer based in Taos, New Mexico. He uses the tools of architecture to explore both social and aesthetic patterns, confronting issues of identity through community activation and material culture. With solo exhibitions at Central Features in Albuquerque, and at the Taos Center for the Arts, Thomas’s mixed-media paintings are well known throughout New Mexico. His work has also been exhibited in Germany and at Vivian Horan Fine Art in New York City. He received the Visionary Artist Award from the Peter & Madeleine Martin Foundation for the Creative Arts in 2015.
Thomas creates platforms for local engagements through The Paseo Project, an initiative that fuses art and temporary events as the impetus for community involvement and transformation. He regularly curates events and community programs at The Harwood Museum of Art, Pecha Kucha Night Taos, and The Paseo Project. Thomas received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Kansas State University and a Master of Arts in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.

www.jmatthewthomas.com
 

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ongoing since September 2018

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: David Gary Suazo

September 17 - January 28, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Work by David Gary Suazo of Taos Pueblo hangs throughout the Inn's public area.
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ongoing since October 2018

Book of the Month Volume XXXVI

October 29 - December 3, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
Artist's Books about the five elements -- Tibetan
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November 2018

Muted: J. Matthew Thomas Exhibition

November 12 - January 7, 2019
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
New works by J. Matthew Thomas
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Volkswagen presents Warren Millers FACE OF WINTER

November 17, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Watch as the worlds best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations
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Big Screen TCA -- THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

November 18, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Robert Redford stars as real-life bankrobber Forrest Tucker
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Big Screen TCA -- THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

November 19, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Robert Redford stars as real-life bankrobber Forrest Tucker
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Big Screen TCA -- THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

November 20, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Robert Redford stars as real-life bankrobber Forrest Tucker
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Big Screen TCA -- THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

November 21, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Robert Redford stars as real-life bankrobber Forrest Tucker
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Big Screen TCA -- THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

November 23, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Robert Redford stars as real-life bankrobber Forrest Tucker
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Big Screen TCA -- THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

November 24, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Robert Redford stars as real-life bankrobber Forrest Tucker
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Big Screen TCA -- THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

November 24, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Robert Redford stars as real-life bankrobber Forrest Tucker
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Big Screen TCA -- WHAT THEY HAD

November 25, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Starring Blythe Danner, Michael Shannon and Hilary Swank
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Big Screen TCA -- WHAT THEY HAD

November 26, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Starring Blythe Danner, Michael Shannon and Hilary Swank
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Big Screen TCA -- WHAT THEY HAD

November 27, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Starring Blythe Danner, Michael Shannon and Hilary Swank
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Big Screen TCA -- WHAT THEY HAD

November 28, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Starring Blythe Danner, Michael Shannon and Hilary Swank
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17: When Emptiness Turns Inside Out -- American Premiere

November 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
A multi-genre fusion of cello, story and song, telling the story of one artist's life journey
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December 2018

National Theatre in HD: FRANKENSTEIN (Cumberbatch as the Doctor)

December 8, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Jonny Lee Miller as The Creature and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein
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27th Annual Robert Mirabal Holiday Show

December 13, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Taos' own Robert Mirabal performs live, with special guests The Mirabal Sisters!
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The Met Live in HD: Verdi's LA TRAVIATA

December 15, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Michael Mayer's richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons.
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Blue Phoenix: The Art of Jon LeBleu

December 27, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
A documentary film by Jeff Thomason about the colorful, beloved artist of Three Peaks
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January 2019

The Met Live in HD: Cilea's ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

January 12, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Soprano Anna Netrebko as the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on and offstage passion
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National Theatre in HD: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

January 26, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Tennessee Williams' twentieth century masterpiece
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TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Laurie Celine Balliett

January 28 - May 2, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Artwork by Laurie Celine Balliett hangs throughout the Inn's Public areas.
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AMP Concerts presents MARTIN SEXTON with Chris Trapper

Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Martin Sexton returns with what Rolling Stone calls his soul-marinated voice, acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs.
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February 2019

The Met Live in HD: Bizet's CARMEN

February 2, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera's ultimate seductress
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AMP Concerts presents AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON

February 5, 2019 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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National Theatre in HD: JULIE starring Vanessa Kirby

February 16, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
New version of Strindberg's Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham
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March 2019

The Met Live in HD: Donizetti's LA FILLE DU REGIMENT

March 2, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks
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National Theatre in HD: Ralph Feinnes in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

March 16, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare's famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.
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The Met Live in HD: Wagner's DIE WALKURE

March 30, 2019 10:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Soprano Christine Goerke plays Brunnhilde in this Wagnerian event for the ages
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April 2019

National Theatre in HD: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

April 6, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) plays the title role in this multi-award winning drama
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National Theatre in HD: David Hare's I'M NOT RUNNING

April 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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May 2019

The Met Live in HD: Poulenc's DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES

May 11, 2019 10:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche
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