What a difference a month makes…
One of the things that makes curating Ghostwolf so enjoyable is all of the amazing art that comes through the door. The “Women’s Work” exhibition was truly amazing and we’re now coming into April with several new artists with genuinely impressive careers on our roster. We welcome Denise Weaver Ross this Friday April 6th during ARTScrawl and have a fresh, exciting gallery space for you to explore. We’ve got several more fun, exciting artists in house now, and will be throwing them a hoopla or two in the coming months. The call is also out for our second annual WILD! exhibition, again in collaboration with Defenders of Wildlife.
As always, read on for details!
April First Friday ARTScrawl (April 6th; 5-8pm) Welcome Denise Weaver Ross!
This month, we are delighted to introduce you to Denise Weaver Ross! Denise’s colorful, richly layered images combine mythological, cultural, and historical references and we know you are going to love them.
Denise is an artist, poet, and graphic designer who lives and works in Albuquerque, NM. She works with large thematic ideas that play out across multiple pieces of art, and poetry.
She will initially be showing artwork from her “House of Cards” and “Legendary Creatures” series.“House of Cards” re-imagines a deck of cards as large scale works-on-paper– fifty two cards and four jokers. In the 26″ x 40″ layered images, clubs become trees, spades explore bones and fossils, diamonds transform into constellations and celestial bodies, and hearts are inspired by Egyptian Tomb paintings and the Tarot. The ongoing “Legendary Creatures” series explores creatures from many cultures around the world.
Denise’s work is award-winning and was commissioned for the 2017 ¡Globalquerque! poster art. Also recently, Denise took “Best in Show” in the Las Vegas International Juried Art Competition at Jana’s RedRoom Gallery.
She is currently working on a new thematic series based on the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching which will be showing at the Tortuga Gallery in October.
Denise graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Master of Fine Arts degree. She has exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. Her poems have been published in many anthologies as well as in five books of her own.
CALL FOR ART:
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Ghostwolf Gallery invites local artists to submit their wildlife themed work for our second-annual juried exhibition entitled “WILD!” in celebration of endangered species day. This event is in collaboration with Defenders of Wildlifeand aims to raise awareness on wildlife-related issues. Defenders works to protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America and around the World.
Important Dates May 1– Deadline to return completed application May 8– Artist selection notifications e-mailed May 16 & 17– Work due at Ghostwolf Gallery 11-5pm May 19 through June 17– Exhibition dates May 19– Opening reception, talks, poetry readings 1-4pm June 1– ARTScrawl First Friday Reception at Ghostwolf Gallery 5-8pm June 18 & 19– Artists pick up unsold work 11-5pm
In addition to Denise Weaver Ross, we’re extremely excited to introduce the work of three other fantastic new artists. There will be a formal opening for them on the First Friday in June, however their work is brightening up our gallery now. Each one has a dynamic and interesting career and we know you will enjoy learning more about them. A brief introduction follows below. We’ll tell you more in next month’s newsletter!
Sean Paul Gallegos
Sean Paul verbalizes his practice as “sanctifying the discarded through transformation”. His innovative sculptures recreate sacred and ancestral objects from present day objectified and discarded consumer goods. Sean Paul’s work was recently acquired by The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History for their permanent collection and is to be displayed in the upcoming exhibition “American Jewelry of New Mexico” opening June 2018. Read more about Sean Paul here.
Cassandra describes her work as a personal exploration of human emotions, capturing a moment in time, using structure and colors to create an alternate realty. She tries always to communicate a sense of hope and an innate strength of character regardless of the theme of the piece. Her artistic career spans 25 years, and her work has been shown in galleries and museums in both the USA and Europe. She has won countless awards for both her artwork and her public service, and in Santa Fe, the Guadalupe Street Mural she painted has become a cultural landmark. Read more about Cassandra here.
Christa’s playful geometric images use elemental shapes and patterns to explore context and relativity. Inspired by natural geometry and modern architecture, she creates explicitly structured works that present familiar images in unusual sequences. These compositions are frameworks for examining alternate viewpoints and challenging preconceptions. Christa has been a musician all of her life, and is a native New Mexican. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in private collections in the US and the UK. Read more about Christa here.
New work by artist Roe LiBretto. “Obsessed With Her Persona”
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