Carol Mother: Little Treasures
Artist Reception: Friday, December 1, 5-7 pm
On view: December 1, 2023–January 6, 2024
Carol Mothner, now retired and no longer painting, enjoyed a long and acclaimed career as a figurative painter and is renowned for exquisite works, which detail the ethereal qualities of her subjects. LewAllen Galleries honors this much admired and beloved major figure of Santa Fe art history in the exhibition, Little Treasures, which opens Friday, December 1 and remains on view through January 6, 2024. A reception in honor of the artist will be held on Friday, December 1, 5-7 pm at the gallery. She is acclaimed for her unique ability to capture the essence, and often overlooked magic, of commonplace objects. Her depictions of foraged birds’ nests, eggs, ripe fruit, and lone flowers are portrayed as ‘objects of contemplation.’ Mothner uses starkly simple still life arrangements to create an atmosphere of mystery, and arouse curiosity and imaginative thinking far beyond the image presented.