Photos Courtesy of TCA and Taos News
Through Sunday June 2
The TCA’s 7th Annual Members Open exhibition shakes things up once more. This year’s theme is “Taos Light,” and artists may depict this theme literally or figuratively, with the medium of their choice.
Works by Cynthia Huff
May 20 – September 23
Historic Taos Inn
Opening Reception Thursday May 23, 4-6pm
After about 17 successful years of focusing on clay work, Huff switched gears mid-career and started painting full time. She traveled extensively in West Africa, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Greece and many of the symbols and inspiration came from her travels. Moving to New Mexico created an unexpected change from symbolic motifs and historic references to minimal, non-objective, abstract compositions. Trying to continue in the east-coast mode was not working and the silent, open-big sky spaces of the west had altered her direction. The canvases became larger, 48 x 48” and 24x24” and very minimal. Huff’s studio is in Ranchos de Taos.
TAOS CHARACTERS Volume V – B&W Portraits
June 3 – June 17
Opening reception Thursday, June 6, 5-7 PM followed
by PECHA KUCHA NIGHT, V 29
Master photographer Paul O’Connor has been working on his portraits of Taos artists for over 20 years. The evening starts with an exhibition opening for Paul O’Connor with his latest series of photographs in the Encore Gallery. Following the reception, join us in the auditorium for Pecha Kucha Night Taos, Volume 29, featuring a selection of the ‘Taos Characters’ on stage sharing their stories and creativity. Music by DJ Julia Daye. Tickets for Pecha Kucha are $10. The Artists Reception in the gallery is FREE.
Jeff Baker honed his craft through 35 years of editorial and advertising assignments. Throughout, he’s continually worked on his own projects, including large-format ethnographic studies in South America and Indonesia, landscapes informed by the relationship of man to his surroundings, and still-lifes of industrial-age tools that reference the personalities of their inventors. The latest work looks at urban encryption as a means of communication within a neighborhood’s core population. While embracing photography’s remarkable technological advances, he adheres to its philosophical underpinnings, giving him great confidence in his current direction.
La Mejor Galeria es la Calle
June 17 – July 30
Opening Reception Thursday June 20 4-6pm