EVOKE Contemporary Celebrates 10 Years with Group Exhibition & New Artists

EVOKE Contemporary celebrates its tenth anniversary this month as a gallery committed to showcasing the best of emerging and established artists working in contemporary realism, fostering collector-artist relationships, and cultivating unique art experiences. From its first location on Lincoln Avenue to his current, modern gallery space in the Railyard Art District, EVOKE is one of... Continue Reading →

Closer Look: “Grrl” by Kristine Poole

“Much of my work deals with women’s experiences and the power that words have to define and shape the realities we live in,” says Santa Fe sculptor Kristine Poole. Poole’s fired clay sculptures are anatomically correct female forms whose bodies are wrapped with written words or long form texts. From a distance, these carved messages... Continue Reading →

Louisa McElwain: Cumulus Songs

Louisa McElwain's paintings are imbued with a tangible passion that the artist felt for the land and her natural surroundings in New Mexico. McElwain is known for her process of plein air painting on considerably large canvases and for her saturated, luminous palette. Her most beloved pieces feature signature stormy skies enveloping the mountains below,... Continue Reading →

Corazón y Alma

Opening December 29th, Corazón y Alma, Spanish for Heart and Soul, will feature a variety of heart-shaped wall sculptures by Nicholas Herrera, created in the New Mexico artist's typical folk art style. Herrera is an Outsider artist who primitively utilizes natural pigments, wood, tin and recycled metal as artful materials. Herrera often refers to his work as... Continue Reading →

Lee Price: Disillusion

Contemporary realist painter Lee Price paints women in intimate, often isolated settings, offering a glimpse into the world of compulsive eating and women’s complicated relationship with food. Aerial perspectives on the figures, which symbolize the subject’s judgmental inner gaze, reveal private moments of indulgence as the female figure finishes off an entire chocolate cake or... Continue Reading →

Louisa McElwain: Oil of Joy

“I often feel energy, like electricity, surging upward from the ground, through my knees, through my arms and right onto the canvas,” said painter Louisa McElwain (1953 – 2013), whose bold, impasto oil paintings embody the intensity and joyful passion of their creator. McElwain’s quintessential subject was the landscape, particularly the dramatic skies and ever-changing... Continue Reading →

Herrera & Muñiz: Re-contextualizing the Retablo

This Friday is the opening of our Spanish Market Group Show featuring New Mexico Outsider / folk artist Nicholas Herrera and Puerto Rican painter Patrick McGrath Muñiz. Both artists offer a contemporary approach to traditional art forms that stem from Spanish colonial religious art. The retablo altarpiece is one traditional platform that both artists re-interpret... Continue Reading →

Patrick McGrath Muñiz: Artist Feature

The art of Puerto Rican painter Patrick McGrath Muñiz pays homage to the artist’s unique cultural heritage while initiating a dialogue that connects the past to the present. Muñiz spent the first 28 years of his life in Puerto Rico where he was raised by his mother and exposed to the Roman Catholic tradition of... Continue Reading →

Soey Milk: Kiokada

“Every little thing matters and every emotion is communicated with the figure I’m painting,” says California artist Soey Milk of her figurative female paintings and drawings. Milk spends a significant amount of time with each piece, causing it to evolve as the artist allows her experiences, visceral feelings and Korean heritage to inform the imagery.... Continue Reading →

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