158 printmakers, largely from Mexico and the US, plus Cuba, Canada, Australia and Ireland. A print exchange between artist-printmakers, administered by print collectives in Oaxaca and the American Southwest.
Opening reception: Friday, July 12th, 5:30 – 7:00pm Exhibit: July 12th through August 2nd
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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