Artist Talk: Hand / Eye

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Join us for a interactive tour of the Hand/Eye group exhibition, featuring a number of the featured artists. Hand/Eye is an exhibition of ten artists from across the United States who merge photography and craft mediums. The artworks in the show incorporate a wide array of materials—fiber, cast glass, micaceous clay, human hair—that shatter the picture plane and push photographic imagery into the real world.

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Artist Talk: Matthew Mullins | The Sun In Our Bones

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Matthew Mullins hosts an artist talk for his solo exhibition The Sun In Our Bones on Saturday, October 20 from 2 to 3 pm. When Mullins began working on the show last year, he was shooting for the stars. “I thought about this spectrum of very earthy and grounded to the cosmos,” says Mullins. “How do you encompass that staggering span, and pull someone all the way through it?” The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, September 28 from 5 to 7 pm. 

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IN PROCESS Artist Demonstration

In the form & concept shop, paintings appear beside jewelry designs and sculptures mingle with hand-painted ceramics. The space, which adjoins form & concept’s ground-floor exhibition rooms, is a powerful expression of the gallery’s mission: to blur the lines between art, craft, and design.

This summer, form & concept teams up with local jewelers to celebrate jewelry design as its own exquisite art form. For the second manifestation of the IN PROCESS Artist Demonstration, Bunny Tobias, Brian Fleetwood and Leah Siegel will demonstrate their process.

IN PROCESS: Artist Demonstration takes place on Saturday, July 29, 1-3 pm. This is an open house event, so feel free to stop by at any point in the afternoon. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Bunny Tobias

Bunny Tobias was born in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of the New York School of Visual Arts. While developing her career as a multi-media artist, she lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and in San Francisco until moving to Santa Fe, NM, in 1972. Along with her husband, artist, Charles Greeley, she made her studio outside of Santa Fe on their mountain property in the Glorieta Pass. For the past forty years Bunny Tobias has continued to create cutting edge ceramic art, paintings, mixed-media collages and to design and fabricate jewelry using the same eclectic imagery. Recent work includes sculpture using recycled material and hand fabricated bronze jewelry.

Browse Bunny’s work.

Brian Fleetwood

Brian Fleetwood is a Santa Fe based jewelry artist whose work is currently addressing ideas involving the connections between knowledge and the act of making, and the ways we can use making as a way of knowing. His work explores scientific themes, especially relating to biology and ecology, systems, and taxonomy. Brian holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently teaching at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Browse Brian’s work.

Leah Siegel

SHADOWLANDS DESIGN, created by artist/photographer Leah Siegel and based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, makes striking wearable art and functional items. Timeless, ageless and size-less, SHADOWLANDS DESIGN’s art-to-wear and home décor are fashion as well as lifestyle accessories for everyone in all seasons. You can immediately alter the ordinary, transform a mood, change an outfit or a room, make a powerful statement with drama and flair or a subtle one with restraint and elegance. You can buy them for yourself and easily give them as gifts to friends, colleagues and relatives – to men and women alike. SHADOWLANDS DESIGN’s creations are always collectible.

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Preview: Summer Artist Talks

“I’m on an autobiographical, emotional journey, about what I feel about anything and everything,” said Wesley Anderegg to a crowd of art enthusiasts. The ceramicist made a rare appearance at form & concept last Saturday, having traveled here from his rural California ranch for our One-Year Anniversary Exhibition. “How do you say these things visually? I think about how I’m going to communicate these emotions to people,” he continued, gesturing at the quirky figurative sculptures surrounding him.

Santa Fe painter and sculptor Matthew Mullins spoke just after Anderegg, and dug into the roots of his artistic motivations. “Basically, my art is about finding harmony with nature and increasing our awareness of nature,” Mullins explained. “By nature, I don’t just mean pretty landscapes, I’m talking about ultimate reality—connection with the divine, connection with the world, everything.”

Wesley Anderegg and Matthew Mullins- Summer Artist Talks- Form and Concept- Santa Fe New Mexico

Nearly all of our represented artists (and a few special guests) will follow in Mullins and Anderegg’s footsteps for our Summer Artist Talks. They’ll discuss themes both personal and universal, and reveal ways that their emotional explorations interface with the larger world. The event series runs almost every Saturday through July 22, and officially ends with two talks on August 20. Here’s the full schedule, with links to more information:

Matthew Mullins & Wesley Anderegg | 5/27/17, 2-3 pm
Heidi Brandow | 6/3/17, 2-3 pm
Heather Bradley | 6/10/17, 2-3 pm
NoiseFold | 6/17/17, 2-3 pm*
Rebecca Rutstein | 7/1/17, 2-3 pm
Elana Schwartz | 7/8/17, 2-3 pm
Debra Baxter | 7/15/17, 2-3 pm
Jared Weiss | 7/22/17, 2-3 pm*
Armond Lara | 8/20/17, 2-3 pm
Broken Boxes Artists & Curators Panel Discussion | 8/20/17, 3-4 pm*

Make sure to RSVP to our Summer Artist Talks Facebook event for updates on each talk!

IN PROCESS: Jewelry Artist Talks

In the form & concept shop, paintings appear beside jewelry designs and sculptures mingle with hand-painted ceramics. The space, which adjoins form & concept’s ground-floor exhibition rooms, is a powerful expression of the gallery’s mission: to blur the lines between art, craft, and design. This spring, form & concept teams up with local jewelers to celebrate jewelry design as its own exquisite art form. IN PROCESS: Jewelry Artist Talks will feature special demonstrations from a number of jewelry artists represented by the form & concept shop. Participating jewelers include Bunny Tobias, Charles Greeley, Brian Fleetwood, Debra Baxter, Danny Hart and Victor Atyas. IN PROCESS is a free, public event on Saturday, May 6 from 1-3 pm.

“Our jewelers create one-of-a-kind pieces that can only be described as art objects,” says Clara Holiday, Sales Manager at form & concept. “We’re excited to unite influential members of Santa Fe’s contemporary jewelry community for this special event.” The featured artists will discuss their work, demonstrate different parts of their process and take questions in the form & concept atrium. Visitors can discover finished work by each of the jewelers in the form & concept shop.

Schedule

Bunny Tobias | 1:00 pm
Debra Baxter | 1:20 pm
Charles Greeley | 1:40 pm
Danny Hart | 2:00 pm
Brian Fleetwood | 2:20 pm
Victor Atyas | 2:40 pm

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Bunny Tobias

Bunny Tobias was born in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of the New York School of Visual Arts. While developing her career as a multi-media artist, she lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and in San Francisco until moving to Santa Fe, NM, in 1972. Along with her husband, artist, Charles Greeley, she made her studio outside of Santa Fe on their mountain property in the Glorieta Pass. For the past forty years Bunny Tobias has continued to create cutting edge ceramic art, paintings, mixed-media collages and to design and fabricate jewelry using the same eclectic imagery. Recent work includes sculpture using recycled material and hand fabricated bronze jewelry.

Charles Greeley
During my third year at The New York School of Visual Arts, in 1962, I saw the Symbolist Exhibition at MOMA with Redon, Moreau, and Bresden. This experience provided the inspiration to paint imaginary landscapes. Arriving in San Francisco in 1967 at a time when a visionary movement in the local art scene was just getting started, I became involved with this group of artists and we called ourselves the San Francisco Visionaries. Our interests included alternative realities, the spiritualization of nature, the fantastic, the dream, psychedelics, and the study of eastern religions. Linear thought gave way to a new vision governed by the principals of tapestry, mosaic, and collage. Inside and outside space became the same. Utopian vision became a way of celebrating life. In 1972, my wife, fellow artist Bunny Tobias and I moved to Santa Fe and founded our studios on a mountain ranch near the Pecos Wilderness where we have lived a contemplative life close to nature in a rural setting where it is easy to explore the vast space of landscape. I’ve continued in my pantheist genre by creating visionary landscapes and collage with silkscreened Japanese Mullberry papers cut into miniscule shapes that when seen together form a luminous whole.

Brian Fleetwood
Brian Fleetwood is a Santa Fe based jewelry artist whose work is currently addressing ideas involving the connections between knowledge and the act of making, and the ways we can use making as a way of knowing. His work explores scientific themes, especially relating to biology and ecology, systems, and taxonomy. Brian holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently teaching at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Debra Baxter

Debra Baxter is a sculptor and jewelry designer who combines carved alabaster with crystals, minerals, metals, and found objects. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Bard College in 2008 and her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1996. She also studied at Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. Baxter has received an Artist Trust Individual Artist Grant, three 4Culture Individual Project Grants in Seattle, Washington, and was recently nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. Baxter’s work has been featured in Zoo Magazine (Germany), Edelweise Magazine (Switzerland), Zink, art ltd., Design Bureau, and Sculpture, Seattle Magazine, as well as hundreds of blogs all over the world. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows including We Care a Lot at Central Features Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM; ALL I EVER WANTED, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA; So Proud of You, Howard House, Seattle, WA; and Debra Baxter, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY. Her work was also included in Protective Ornament, an exhibition curated by Suzanne Ramjak for the Memphis Metals Museum which traveled to the Tacoma Art Museum. Other group exhibitions include: Making Mends, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA; Death and Other Objects, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC; and Woman in the Director’s Chair, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Baxter’s wearable sculpture piece Devil Horns Crystal Brass Knuckles (Lefty) is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian and will be in the re-installation of the Renwick Gallery’s Permanent Collection, opening July 1, 2016. Baxter has created two artist’s books: Wanting is Easier than Having, and 100 Days of Sculpture, both published by Publication Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Victor Atyas

Victor Atyas was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, grew up in Italy, and at age 20 immigrated to the United States. Atyas later obtained a Ph.D. in psychology and while working as a clinical psychologist at the University of Rhode Island Counseling Center, he enrolled in night courses at the Rhode Island School of Design to study jewelry making. Now a long-time Santa Fean, Victor’s is well-known for his signature three-dimensional constructed gold and silver pieces, suited to be worn or framed and hung on a wall. His metalsmithing ability is reflected in the fine craftsmanship of the refined and elegant jewelry designs. Victor enjoys Camping, adventure traveling, writing fiction and travelogues, classical literature, classical music, stone and gem collecting.

Danny Hart

I was born and raised in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Spending my childhood in Santa Fe cultivated my passion for creative processes and design. I later studied Architecture at the University of New Mexico, which allowed my appreciation for design to manifest into a functional practice. Drawing inspiration from the colorful landscape of my home state, my Father’s influence in woodwork, my Mom’s inherent craftiness and my architectural background I have consolidated these influences in contemporary lifestyle accessories.

Gallery Talk: Shifting Landscapes & Mending

Join us for an engaging conversation about our concurrent exhibitions Shifting Landscapes and Mark Newport: Mending. Both shows include innovative approaches to fiber art. The gallery talk will feature Surface Design Association Executive Director Danielle Kelly, artist Mark Newport, and Shifting Landscapes jurors Frank Rose & Erika Lynne Hanson.

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SHIFTING LANDSCAPES: 3rd International SDA Member Juried Exhibition

Artists from the Surface Design Association (SDA) will reinvent the map using felt, cotton, silk, string and countless other fibrous materials in the 3rd International SDA Member Juried Exhibition at form & concept. The gallery is pleased to host Shifting Landscapes, a show that explores traditional and contemporary interpretations of place by artists, designers and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials and techniques. The exhibition opens on Friday, February 24 from 5-7 pm, and runs through May 20, 2017. SDA Executive Director Danielle Kelly and Shifting Landscapes jurors Erika Lynne Hanson and Frank Rose will speak at a gallery talk on Saturday, February 25 from 2-3 pm.

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