Eli Levin – Nudes

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

Full Disclosure

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.

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

Bob Richardson – Paintings and Drawings

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

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