Christy Schwathe: Grief and Hope
November 20, 2020 - December 13, 2020
Keep Contemporary presents a solo exhibition for northern New Mexico painter Christy Schwathe, whose art is intrigued and inspired by human emotion and our relationship to our natural environment. For her solo show, Schwathe presents a series of narrative, figurative oil paintings that are both timeless and contemporary expressions of grief interwoven with hope, with pieces that touch on current environmental and political issues. Christy Schwathe: Grief and Hope opens on Friday, November 20 with a reception 5-8 pm. The gallery will operate at 25% capacity for the opening and facemasks are required.
“There is something about the challenge of finding a balance between contrasting emotions or elements that intrigues me and is a common theme running through so much of my artwork,” says Schwathe. “Some of the pieces are very obviously about the current events we’ve been experiencing and the environment we are in, while others focus more on an isolated emotional experience.”
Schwathe grew up in a small town in southern Colorado and received her BFA in printmaking and drawing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She currently resides in the rural New Mexico village of Costilla and is a full time represented artist at Keep Contemporary.