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Debra Baxter: Love Tears

October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Debra Baxter’s solo exhibition Love Tears embodies the entanglement of love, mortality, and the natural world. Taking cues from Victorian mourning jewelry, Baxter uses a vocabulary of crystals, minerals, glass, and metal to examine how loss, grief, and longing have manifested within material culture throughout history. She emphasizes the preciousness of our shared humanity by incorporating anatomical and natural imagery, giving form to the individual and collective grief of the Covid-19 pandemic and other converging crises.

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 is the 2019 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants. Her work has been exhibited at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Memphis Metals Museum, TN; and Tacoma Art Museum, WA, among others.


October 29, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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