Richard Levy Gallery presents two solo exhibitions this fall: new work by Albuquerque artist Karsten Creightney and Los Angeles artist Sarah Hadley.
Karsten Creightney: Pieces and Sarah Hadley: Story Lines
September 21–October 22, 2022
artist reception: Saturday, October 1, 6–8 pm
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque
Don’t miss Richard Levy Gallery’s autumn exhibitions Karsten Creightney: Pieces in the main gallery and Sarah Hadley: Story Lines in the project room. Pieces is an exhibition of collages on canvas and paper by Albuquerque artist Karsten Creightney. In the project room are five black-and-white photographs by Sarah Hadley from her series Story Lines.
Creightney combines hand-printed papers, paint, and found materials to create compositions that are both representational and abstract. Flowers are a common motif found in Creightney’s work and symbolize joy and resilience. His signature style includes screen-printed Ben-Day dots. The artist plays with the illusions of surface and depth in his layered artworks to create alternate narratives.
Creightney has exhibited his work at numerous galleries and museums. His work can be found in the collections of the Albuquerque Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Springfield Art Museum in Missouri, among others. He is an assistant professor of printmaking at the University of New Mexico and lives in Albuquerque.
Hadley’s Story Lines series explores concepts of female identity and memory. She layers black-and-white images of a woman with interiors and exterior environments. She has found inspiration for this body of work in 1960s cinema and surrealism. In addition to being an artist, Hadley founded the Filter Photo Festival in Chicago. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in Portugal, Argentina, Australia, China, and Spain. She resides in Los Angeles.