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Marietta Patricia Leis: Sense Memories
December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe is pleased to announce the reopening of its gallery program with an exhibition of the multi-disciplinary works of Marietta Patricia Leis from December 3, 2021, through February 27, 2022. An opening preview and reception for the artist will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021, 5-7 pm.
Marietta Patricia Leis: Sense Memories is organized by Laura Carpenter and features more than two dozen works in various media, including The Silent Road, 2019, a large-scale sculptural painting created for an exhibition in the Palazzo Mora under the auspices of the European Cultural Centre and the GAA Foundation on the occasion of the 2019 Venice Biennale. This exhibition also showcases works inspired by her travel experiences and artist residencies throughout the world.
Informed by her journeys and imbued with a sense of place, the work of Leis is situated in the vortex of light, color, minimalism, and expression. Her reductive technique operates most subliminally in the contemplative nature of her work, which invites the viewer to look deeply and observe the subtleties of materials and media. Her reflections of trees and abstractions found in the natural world, along with her sophisticated use of light and shadow bring focused attention to the fleeting and subtle sense of atmosphere and mood. A closer look can inspire a meditative reverie, allowing the viewer to sense the vibratory and resonant nature of our world which are frequently experienced as sense memories. Sense memory is a memory evoked by one or more of the sight, smell, and hearing senses.