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Engaging the Elemental

May 13, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Engaging the Elemental
An exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and interactive art.

Opening Reception: May 13, 1-5 pm
May 14, 2 pm: Artist Talk with Shel Neymark and Steve Cox
May 27, 3 pm: Performance by the Placebo Effect (Shel Neymark, Elizabeth Riedel, and Ra Paulette).
Curated by Brian Barreto, Candace Chaite, and Shel Neymark

It’s important to recognize a space within yourself that is open, however small.
For what we consider ‘experiences’ are reflected upon that unknowing space: be they illuminated, judged, or surrendered until the next impression.

I wonder when looking into Candace Chaite’s paintings if we are seeing that inchoate matter in projection, the dust before it settles, adrift and all potential, refracting light.

Here is a thread that also runs through the work of Shel Neymark—our shifting and sinuous awareness. Neymark’s interactive sculpture engages the viewer as participant: whether they’re watching their thoughts slowly drip forth, or to sing a duet creating shapes of colored light.

It’s within these interiors that understanding is shepherded, be it Chaite’s vibrant punctilious meditations on the square, or Neymark’s biofeedback, it’s important to bring a space within you that is open, however small.

—Brian Barreto

Candace Chaite / candacechaite.com
Shel Neymark / shelneymark.com

Alluvial / marblespeak.com
Alluvial is an artist-run collective project space in Rinconada, NM. Focusing on one-day engagements with the occasional weeks-long event. Alluvial strives to provide a fertile substrate that supports both local programming and short-term artist residencies.
For our inaugural 2022-2023 season we are: Brian Barreto, Schuyler Blanchard, Alma De Luna, Ray McClellan, and Sam Sieger.


May 13
1:00 pm—5:00 pm
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2221 NM 68
Rinconada, NM
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