Linda Margaret Kilgore & Matt Magee
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.
- Jan. 31, 2019
-- Sanctuary Resort on Camelback will wrap up their Artist in Residency Program for this season with a month long (small works) exhibition opening March 6. Arizona-based artists Linda Margaret Kilgore and Matt Magee will be featured in a sunset reception and art exhibition at 5:30 PM to 7:30 on the lovely Paradise Views Patio overlooking Paradise Valley. There will also be an after party for both artists at the studio of Linda Margaret Kilgore, Studio AFUERA on Cattle Track Road. (After party info at 480 205 2794) The public is invited to both events.
Artists Magee and Kilgore discovered many commonalities and mutual interests 3 years ago on a Phoenix Art Museum trip to Los Angeles visiting museums and private collections. They discovered strong mutual interests in the use of unexpected materials, in formalism, in certain specific artists, and in modes of presentation in each of their artistic practices. Their studios are located near each other. They are excited to exhibit their work jointly in the serene and beautiful environs of Sanctuary.
An Arizona Native, contemporary artist and the curator for Sanctuary's Artist-in Residence Program, Linda Margaret Kilgore is primarily known for her steel sculpture and installations. While continuing to work in sculpture, in returning to the desert she has returned in the last several years to 'emotionally charged mediums' she used previously, involving combinations of organic materials, charcoal from the forest fires, natural pigments, earth, (including earth from her native Sedona, and from the area where she works in France). She also uses found metals and non-art materials, often with more traditional art materials. These combinations become intensely personal; Linda Margaret Kilgore is from Sedona and the Navajo/Hopi country in northern Arizona, where her art collector and gallerist Mother sold kachinas and Native American art to Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, and other artists and collectors who lived in Sedona. LMK later spent a number of years living and working in Europe, studying sculpture in England, Italy, France and Spain, and during that period worked closely with several European artists, and workshops, and showing her work. She is fluent in 4 languages, and the poetry and form of language is influential in her practice.
After spending many years of his working career in New York, Matt Magee moved to Arizona several years ago. He has experimented widely with abstract and conceptual art practices. Working variously in painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, Magee's art not only responds to earlier abstractionists but also references contemporary scientific, ecological and technological advancements. Furthermore, the artist is attuned to Language and has dedicated entire works to a single phrase or word in an exploration of meaning through a symbolic almost hieroglyphic visual format. Matt Magee's multidisciplinary approach constitute a melding of high formalism and social responsibility. Born in Paris, France, he received his BA at Trinity University in San Antonio and MFA at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Matt has been the recipient of many awards and prestigious internships, including an internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. His work has been exhibited widely in USA and internationally.
Sanctuary's Artist in Residency program begins each November, and features Arizona based artists, introducing a different artist's work each month through the season, concluding in March...and includes artist-led workshops available to the public and the hotel guests during each residency. For more information see the Sanctuary Website: https://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/dining/special-events/artist-in-residence/