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 →

Introducing Hannah Shook to EVOKE Contemporary

“The tactility of paint leads me into my creative process,” explains Colorado artist Hannah Shook. “It’s the beauty, presence, expressiveness and power of the paint itself.” Shook finds just as much contagious “life force” in her medium as she does in the living, breathing landscape that is her subject. Dramatic swaths of oil paint give... 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 →

Nicholas Herrera: El Rito Studio Visit

Outsider / folk artist Nicholas Herrera is as 15th generation New Mexican whose ancestors were among the early Spanish settlers to arrive in the state in the late 1500s. After stints in Santa Fe, Santa Cruz and Abiquiu, Herrera's relatives settled in El Rito in the 1820s on a 40 acre homestead, which Herrera continues... Continue Reading →

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