Taos Abstract Artist Collective highlights abstract minimalist artworks with a focus on materials and connection to place, at Taos Center for the Arts’ Encore Gallery with VIEWPOINT: Abstract Minimalism in Taos, New Mexico. Opening Reception: Friday, March 31st, 5-7 pm, open through May 14. The exhibition is free and open to the public. An artist panel with Q&A and community workshops will be offered in conjunction with this show.
VIEWPOINT spans traditional and digital painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, mixed media, sound installation, and presents a wide range of materials: baling twine, pollen, wind, fog, stone, clay, tall-tumble-mustard plant, thunderstorms, film, wood, ink, sun, paper, plaster, cardboard, snow, sound, and steel. These works were selected out of more than 150 artwork submissions, and feature artists: Desiree Allen, Montanna Binder, Anna Bush Crews, Dora Dillistone, Taylor Janell Field, Nancy Kirk, Jackie Kolbenschlag, c marquez, Sarah Rosie Rosenthal, Josh Tafoya, Matthew Thomas, Paula Verona, and Salma Vir-Banks.
Conceptualized in 2020 by painters Kari Bell, Lauren Dana Smith, and Aleya Hoerlein, TAAC promotes self-identifying abstract artists living and working in Northern New Mexico, toward the exchange of ideas, new aesthetics, and creative concepts. Taos is synonymous with abstract thinking, with origins in indigenous geometries, transcendental and modernist movements, and conceptual and land art installation. Once the nexus for westward-bound artists, Taos unleashes expansive, abstract thinkers. Represented amongst TAAC are established, mid-career, and emerging artists who show in Taos or Northern New Mexico, nationally and internationally.
TAAC is an inclusive group that amplifies self-identifying abstract artists living and working in Northern New Mexico, honoring our intersecting identities across race, national origin, ethnicity, culture, size, gender identity and expression, disability, sexuality, age, socioeconomic status, neurotype, religion and/or spiritual practice. All abstract artists are welcome in their pursuit of provocative expression.
Image: installation 1457 by c marquez.