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New Mexico's Vistas Offer Opportunity, Challenge to Artists
WIDENING THE HORIZON : New Mexico Landscapes opens June 13 at Matthews Gallery.
“So much of what makes modern and contemporary art of New Mexico idiosyncratic is the artist’s inevitable relationship with the terrain,” says Lawrence Matthews. “Whether it’s a romantic landscape from the 1920’s or pure abstraction from 2015, you can feel the spirit of the setting.”
Featured artists in the show include TPG mavericks Raymond Jonson and Emil Bisttram; Taos modernist Beatrice Mandelman; Santa Fe masters Alfred Morang, William Lumpkins and William Vincent Kirkpatrick;
“From one wall to the next, you’ll see many diverse perspectives on the High Desert,” says Matthews. “Morang provides a postimpressionist take, while Lumpkins creates aerial views inspired by plane travel, and contemporary artists like Chase and Levin relate the landscape to the lines of the human body.” As the landscapes shift and fragment, locals and tourists alike will discover new ways to experience New Mexico’s great natural beauty.
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