The Living Room: An Exhibition by Artists in Residence at El Zaguan
Closing Reception: Friday, July 1st, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
(show will be open Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm as well)
“The Living Room” or “Sala” pays homage to an historical precedent set from its earliest days as the James L. Johnson House. In the 1920’s the home was purchased by Margretta Dietrich and made available as a residence for artists and eccentrics, the first artist being her sister Dorothy Stewart. We are pleased to announce an exhibition by current residents in what is the expression and continuation of the living history of an authentic art colony on Canyon Road.
John Gregory Tweed, El Zaguan’s senior tenant, will be exhibiting primitive style New England bucolic paintings that have never been on view. Currently Mr. Tweed is recuperating from a recent surgery.
Brenda Roper spent over 20 years in Alaska and is currently living her creative life crossing borders, painting large, writing small and taking photos to mark her path. Her work investigates the texture of social relationships in a variety of media and is published in Calyx, A Journal of Art & Literature by Women, and Cirque.
Adam Eisman has been making objects and writing in Santa Fe since the 1990’s. The work includes modern furniture, sculpture, fiction and non-fiction. His furniture is by commission and he has shown art at the Encaustic Arts Institute (Dialectic (in collaboration with Douglas Mehrens, May/June 2010)
Max-Carlos Martinez, born and raised in Albuquerque, recently returned to New Mexico after spending thirty years in New York City. He will be showing work on paper that continues his exploration of the formation of the American West.
William McLane is a third generation painter from New England. McLane is primarily a self-taught painter having developed his own style and technique after years of experimentation and practice. His oil landscapes capture the atmosphere of a location with rich, expressive color and rhythm.
Bethany Orbison is a photographer interested in exploring and creating dreamscapes and heightened images of reality through her photographs. Her inspiration comes from a combination of nature, imagination and emotions evoked through story telling.