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Venice: A Reality of a Different Order - Works by Robbie Steinbach

Venice:  A Reality of a Different Order - Works by Robbie Steinbach
August 29 - January 13, 2015
Location: Caffe Renato

 

Opening Reception - August 29 from 5-7pm

 

Venice, like Taos, is a complex place. As Sheila Hale wrote in The Myth of Venice, “Venice is the most bewitching of cities, but the spell it casts is not simple, nor is it altogether benign. It is impossible to feel indifferent about the place. Indeed, many reasonable people loathe it at first sight. They go away grumbling, echoing Gibbon’s complaint about ‘stinking ditches dignified with the pompous denomination of Canals.’ But other people fall unexpectedly, obsessively in love with Venice. It challenges the imagination. It insists upon itself, commanding total attention – yet it seems ultimately unknowable. Its dense labyrinthine topography baffles the sense of direction. Buildings and bridges are dissolved and reassembled by the light, their proportions altered by the ebb and flow of tides. And even after years of intimate acquaintance, you may delight in some undiscovered detail in the course of an aimless walk, a relief carving, an archway or a wellhead.”
As an artist, I have twice been privileged to be a resident in Venice with the Emily Harvey Foundation. I lived in the floating city for six weeks in 2009 and four weeks in 2013. I walked the city from end to end, ducking into narrow alleys and tiny squares and ancient churches, taking photographs, writing my journal, gathering materials for printmaking.
 

While having pizza in Campo Santo Stefano one afternoon, I spied a waiter with soccer designs carved into his hair. When asked to pose with his face against a wall, he cheerfully complied. The mysterious photograph that resulted led to my series of monoprints called “Phrenology.” This pseudoscience based on measurements of the human skull as the location of character, thought, and emotion may be an apt metaphor for the seductive surrealism that is Venice. As Peter Ackroyd mused in Venice: Pure City, the place is a reality of a different order.
This exhibition is dedicated to my friend and mentor, Steve Parks, who passed away last year while I was in Venice. Se la forma scompare, la sua radice e eternal. If the form disappears, its root is forever.

Robbie Steinbach, August 2014


 

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Event Listings

ongoing since April 2014

TCA Exhibits at Caffe Renato: Full Circle by Gretchen Ewert

April 29 - August 27, 2014
Location: Caffe Renato
Save the Date: Opening Reception - May 9th - 5-7pm
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ongoing since June 2014

Transition: Works by Suzanne Wiggin

June 27 - September 22, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Paintings of light and landscape. Opening reception June 27, 5-7pm
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August 2014

Book of the Month - Volume VII

August 1 - September 25, 2014
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
Book of the Month - Volume VII by: Sara Jean Gray
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Odissi Indian Classical Dance Performance by Sujata Mohapatra

August 22, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Arte de Descartes XIV

August 23 - September 6, 2014
Location: Stables Gallery
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Music from Angel Fire

August 23, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Closed Curtain"

August 24, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Closed Curtain"

August 25, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Closed Curtain"

August 26, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Music from Angel Fire

August 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Music from Angel Fire

August 27, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Venice: A Reality of a Different Order - Works by Robbie Steinbach

August 29 - January 13, 2015
Location: Caffe Renato
Prints and Photographs by Robbie Steinbach
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Music from Angel Fire

August 30, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Fifi Howls From Happiness"

August 31, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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September 2014

Movies at the TCA "Fifi Howls From Happiness"

September 1, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Fifi Howls From Happiness"

September 2, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Health is More than Health Care: The Community Determinants of Health

September 5, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 7, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 8, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Last Robin Hood"

September 9, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Take Back Our Sky! unveiling the geoengineering aerosol spraying agenda

September 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: TCA
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D. H. LAWRENCE: A Journey Without Shame

September 11, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Early Life and Education Matter: Setting the Stage for Life-long Health

September 12, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Connectedness Matters: Inclusion and Belonging as Health Resources

September 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Life in New Mexico

September 21, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Life in New Mexico - New Mexico Film Foundation - Special One Time Screening
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Taos Selects-Sampler

September 26 - October 5, 2014
Location: Stables Gallery
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14th Annual Quick Draw & Auction

September 27, 2014 12:00 AM
Location: Stables Courtyard & throughout historic district
Watch, learn, and collect. Quick Draw is TCA's annual fundraising event and a don't miss.
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October 2014

Slice of Life - Photo Journalism in Taos - A Juried Exhibition

October 3 - January 19, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
Stayed in touch for more information.
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November 2014

6th Annual Juried Self Portrait Show

November 21 - January 18, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
This popular exhibitit features works in all medium by local artists. Opening Nov 21, 5-7pm

Second City Improv

November 21, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Comedy at its best. Save the date and stay tuned for more information.
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January 2015

3rd Annual TCA Members Open

January 23 - March 1, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery and the Stables
A great chance to see the breadth of art in Taos. All medium. Over 50 artists. Opening Jan 23, 5-7pm

March 2015

Zoe Zimmerman: Photography

March 6 - April 26, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery of the TCA
Recent photography by Taos artist Zimmerman, Opening March 6, 5-7pm