Contemporary Art / Taos: A Harwood Museum Annex Exhibition at 203 Fine Art
October 10—November 30, 2020
203 Fine Art, Taos
203 Fine Art presents an exhibition in cooperation with the Harwood Museum of Art. Designed as a benefit, twenty percent of proceeds will be donated to the museum’s collections fund. 203 Fine Art and the participating artists aim to support the Harwood’s ongoing mission to bring art and culture to the Taos community by preserving and collecting artworks inspired by Northern New Mexico.
Participating artists Monique Belitz, Paul O’Connor, Sasha vom Dorp, Afton Love, and Dean Pulver present a range of powerful works across media. Their diverse practices illuminate the inspiration that has attracted artists to the Taos area for centuries.
Monique Belitz’s unique and intricate acrylic ink paintings depict mental snapshots of the Northern New Mexico landscape, building images that illustrate the history of a place and its people from her foreign perspective.
Paul O’Connor constructs geometric assemblages from wood, found objects, and various metals with patina, paint, or polish. His work is contemporary, minimalist, and meditative, employing clean lines and cut-out voids.
Through the creation of his own device, Sasha vom Dorp’s photographs capture light as it passes through water and interacts with sunlight. His conceptual photographs are representations of a millisecond of time and microscopic space at a specific time of day and certain frequency of sound. Irreproducible images, the photographs are printed in limited editions of three.
Afton Love presents photographs taken with her grandmother’s Rolleiflex camera, using film which expired on the artist’s birth year. Her largescale brushed graphite drawings are portraits of geological phenomena. Love’s unique relationship with the land is revealed in her intimate interpretations of landforms and rocks.
Dean Pulver’s wood sculpture is meticulously hand-crafted. He creates shapes that are both organic and engineered, providing the viewer with a space for contemplation. His technique and expertise in woodworking have allowed him to develop a distinct language all his own.
203 Fine Art is pleased to bring these five artists together, curating an exhibition where each artist’s work is involved in a harmonious multimedia conversation. Each of these artist’s work creates a space for contemplating vastness and the passage of time—from Pulver’s evolving sculptures and their prehistoric shapes, vom Dorp’s exploration of macroscopic and microscopic phenomena, to Love’s drawings of geological time, O’Connor’s meditative voids, and Belitz’s depictions of a history which serves to define the present.
203 Fine Art was established in 2006 by artists Eric Andrews and Shaun Richel with the vision of founding a venue for contemporary art in the traditionally inclined art landscape of Taos, New Mexico.
203 Fine Art’s selection of offerings is curated with an artist’s eye for quality works. Our showroom, which resembles a New York loft, features eighteen-foot tall white walls with great light. The gallery is a destination artspace located two miles south of downtown Taos. We specialize in early Taos Moderns, pre-war and post-war American Modern art, mid-century Abstract Expressionist art, and offer works from select contemporary, modern, and abstract Taos artists.
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