2017 historical prints exhibit

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

Ryder Studio Exhibit at Argos

Most modern-day art centers in the U.S. can point to their atelier-style schools of realism, and in Santa Fe we have the Ryder Studio. Argos is pleased to present its annual exhibit of work by both students and instructors. These exhibits are opportunities for the public to regain an appreciation of the commitment realist artists make to their craft. Go here for a preview.

Reception: Friday, April 21st, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Exhibit: April 21st through May 5th

The Tuesday Night Drawing Group Push-Pin Exhibit

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

Annual December historical prints exhibit

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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

XPOSED – Tuesday Night Drawing Group

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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

Barbizon to Santa Fe

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Barbizon to Santa Fe

The American Historical Print Collector Society will have their annual meeting in Santa Fe this year. Time for a prints exhibit at Argos!

Robert Bell and Argos present a survey of Etching Revival prints. We start with the French artists of the Barbizon School, and conclude with New Mexico images by Peter Moran. More here.

Opening: Friday, May 6th, 5:30 – 7:30

Gallery Talk: Sunday May 8th, 2 – 3pm (RSVP)

Exhibit: May 6th through June 10th

Ryder Studio Exhibit at Argos

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Ryder Studio Exhibit at Argos

Every year, the Ryder Studio in Santa Fe works with a small group of students on the fundamentals of realist representation. Ryder Studio emphasizes drawing, in teaching students to observe the fall of light on the subject.

At Argos we’re a studio for the drawing-driven art of intaglio printmaking, and host open life-drawing groups. We’re therefore pleased to present a yearly exhibit by the students at Ryder Studio, supported by examples of work by their instructors.

Reception: Friday, April 8th, 5:30 – 7:30
Exhibit: April 8 through May 1st

Preview the exhibit here.

image: Demonstration Drawing, Anthony Ryder

 

Prints about Prints

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Prints on the Art of Printmaking

Western artwork, whether music, literature or painting, is often self-referential. Fine-art printmaking has been no exception. The 2015 annual historical prints exhibit at Argos surveys this theme across five centuries.

Robert Bell curated these 125 pieces from his collection. He will deliver a gallery talk on the network of cross-references throughout the exhibit, on the Sunday following the opening. Please RSVP for this talk.

Reception: Friday, Dec. 11, 5:30 – 7:30
Gallery Talk: Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 – 5pm (RSVP)
Exhibit: through January 3

Preview the exhibit here.

image: A Printer’s Workshop, Abraham Bosse, 12″ x 14″, engraving, 1642

Mary Teichman’s multi-plate intaglio

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Mary Teichman is a master of multiple color etching. The difficulty of the technique is enough to dissuade most artists, even most printmakers, from adopting it. Teichman aspired to it early and has become an acknowledged master of the method, which yields uniquely rich, dense images.

Argos presents a comprehensive exhibit of Teichman’s work. Please join us for the reception.

Reception: Friday, October 30, 5:30 – 7:30

Exhibit: October 30 thru November 22

Preview the exhibit here.

The New Mexican’s Pasatiempo editorial review is here.