Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Plush Gallery pop-up debuts in Santa Fe

Dallas-based Plush Gallery opens the first in a series of pop-up shows to take place this summer in Santa Fe.
Plush Gallery (@ Retropets Gallery location).

621 Old Santa Fe Trail / Suite 10 / Santa Fe NM 87505
gallery hours M-F 12-5 pm / telephone: 505-577-9008
(next to Mellow Velo)

Plush Gallery will present an installation of small sculptural and works on paper by Celia Eberle, the well known mid-career Texas artist. Eberle is a 2011 nominee for the Arthouse Texas Prize, a 2010 featured artist in the book, Texas Artists Today, published by Marquand Books, a 2007 resident at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a 2002 Dozier Travel Grant awardee from the Dallas Museum of Art.  She is the veteran of numerous solo and group exhibitions, including most recently, "Beasts and Bunnies" (2011) at the MAC, Dallas; Texas Biennial (2009) at Women and Their Work, Austin; "Survey of Texas Art and Artists" (2007) at the Wichita Falls Museum; and "New Embroidery" (2006) Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, Oregon. 
Seduction 2011
carved coral, tar, pearls

In the words of the artist: "I have long been concerned with the changeless aspects of the human condition. There is a pattern to human affairs which we consistently choose to ignore. The persistence of human needs and desires is reflected in the persistence of myth, religion and philosophy. This is related to the continuing appeal of certain images and ideas. I copy or adapt these images and ideas in an effort to emphasize my concern over our inability to recognize the historic and natural cycles that ensnare us, despite our wealth of knowledge. Our technology may evolve, our institutions may change, but it seems we cannot change ourselves. With the use of traditional materials I intend to bring forward imagery and ideas that are analogous to current experience. I intend these artifacts to reflect and emphasize this condition of recycled experience."

A group exhibition will also be on view, including work by Dallas abstract painter Brian Ryden, Nashville photographer Kat Ryals, and Española, New Mexico mixed media artist Ben Utigard. 

The exhibition will be on view through July 1st. For more information, contact gallery owner/director Randall Garrett at 505-577-9008.

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