Artists committed to academic-realist painting skills do not always use them to depict the factual. Argos presents two realist painters, Zienna Brunsted Stewart and Vahn Phan, who portray the deeply subjective.
Reception: Friday October 26th, 5:30 – 7:30
Exhibit: October 26 thru November 18th
Preview the exhibit here
Eli Levin has published a new book through Sunstone Press that surveys his struggle with the nude as an art form. The book is an almost unique example of a painter critiquing his own fifty-five year body of work on the subject of the nude.
This exhibit displays work from across thirty-five years, taken from each chapter of the book. The opening reception will include a book-signing.
Opening reception: Friday, July 13th, 5:30-7:30
Exhibit: July 13th thru August 3rd
Go here for examples of the work
The Ryder Studio Exhibit
Reception: Friday, April 20th, 6:00–8:00pm
Exhibit: April 20th thru May 4th
The Tuesday Night Drawing Group’s fifth annual push-pin exhibit of drawings.
The Tuesday Night Drawing Group is Santa Fe’s longest-running artists-model drawing group. It originated in Eli Levin’s studio in 1969, and now meets weekly at Argos Studio/Gallery. By tradition, it is a short-pose format and is open to anyone.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 23rd, 6:00–8:00
Exhibit: March 23rd thru April 8th, 2018
Sample the exhibit here.
The Nude – A Survey in Prints
Our 2017 historical prints exhibit focuses on the nude. Kenneth Clark writes that the nude is not a subject in art so much as it is an art form, invented in ancient Greece, with its own systematic visual language. This exhibit surveys images of the nude, dating from the middle Renaissance through the present day, curated from the Bell family collection of fine art prints. Go here to sample the exhibit.
Robert Bell will offer a tour and discussion of the exhibit on the Sunday following the opening.
Opening: Friday, Dec 1st, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Exhibit Tour: Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 3pm, by RSVP
Exhibit: December 1st thru December 31st
RSVP for the exhibit tour and discussion by email, or call 988-1814
Image: details from Max Weber’s Untitled (Nude) and J. A. D. Ingres’ The Source
Behind the Scenes – Paintings and drawings by Bob Richardson that explore personality through figure and portrait. Go here to preview the exhibit.
Reception: Friday, September 22nd, 6:00–8:00
Exhibit: September 22nd through October 15th
The Tuesday Night Drawing Group was started by Eli Levin in 1969 and has met continuously since then. This week it presents its yearly, self-curated push-pin exhibit of drawings from the live model. Go here for details and a preview of the images.
Reception: Friday, March 27th, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibit: March 27th through April 20th
Fine-art printmakers have often been motivated to work in print cycles, or in looser series of thematically related imagery. This exhibit explores the tradition across five centuries and twenty artists, beginning with Albrecht Durer and his print cycle of woodcuts known as the “Small Passion”.
Robert Bell curated the exhibit from his collection of fine art prints. He will deliver a gallery talk and tour of the exhibit on the Sunday following the opening; please RSVP.
Reception: Friday, Dec. 2nd, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Gallery Talk: Sunday, Dec. 4th, 3pm (RSVP)
Exhibit: December 2nd thru January 6
Preview the exhibit here.
Images from Francisco Goya’s 1799 print cycle Los Caprichos
The Tuesday Night Drawing Group presents its yearly, self-curated push-pin exhibit of work from the live model. Go here for more info and a preview of the images.
Reception: Friday, June 17th, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibit: June 17th through July 3rd