Ron Lopez: Art. Medicine for the Disease of Living.
August 28, 2020 - October 11, 2020
On view in Encore Gallery & online at tcataos.org/visual-arts
Encore Gallery hours:
Starting Aug. 28, the Encore Gallery will be open Mondays and Fridays from 4-6pm.
Capacity of the gallery is limited to 10 people. If you arrive and the gallery is at capacity, we welcome you to wait outside for a few minutes.
All statewide Covid-19 safety practices will be observed in the Encore Gallery. New Mexico State Guidelines and the Town of Taos require a face covering to be worn in public as well as a 6-feet distance between people.
About Ron Lopez: Lopez grew up in Raton, New Mexico. For Lopez, visual art was a refuge that offered inspiration, confidence, and a means of expression. Lopez is self-taught. With no formal art education, he acknowledges a range of influences, including Picasso, de Kooning, Mark de Suvero, John Chamberlin’s work made from found car parts, and especially David Smith, whose works Lopez says “clarified my intent, and inspired me to start working with steel.”
Lopez explains that his goal is to share unadulterated emotions and child-like fascination with the world. Through his sculptures, anatomies of solid steel and wood, he aims to capture the subconscious shapes and colors of what we feel and remember. Describing his creative process, he says “I make a piece, and in a few days, when I come back to it, if it still excites me, I think, well it works. Then, I just keep going.”
This show is supported in part by the Taos Community Foundation; by the Fulcrum Fund, a grant program of 516 ARTS made possible by the Frederick Hammersley Foundation; by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.