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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 August 2014

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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November 2014

TCA Exhibits at The Historic Taos Inn - Photography by Bruce W. Norman

November 2 - February 2, 2015
Location:
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Book of the Month - Volume VIX

November 17 - January 27, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
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3rd Annual TCA Members Open - Call for Entry

November 19 - March 9, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery and the Stables
Open Entry - Drop Off date January 27th, 2015, noon to 2pm at Stables Gallery. Opening Jan 30, 2015, 4-6pm
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6th Annual Self Portraits - Juried Exhibition

November 20 - January 27, 2015
Location: Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium
The Many Faces of Taos Artists
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Movies at the TCA "Days and Nights"

November 25, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Better Angels"

November 30, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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December 2014

Movies at the TCA "The Better Angels"

December 1, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "The Better Angels"

December 2, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Elsa & Fred"

December 7, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Elsa & Fred"

December 8, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Elsa & Fred"

December 9, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Working Class Theatre presents: "A Christmas Carol"

December 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Working Class Theatre presents: "A Christmas Carol"

December 11, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Working Class Theatre presents: "A Christmas Carol"

December 12, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Met Live in HD: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg (Wagner)

December 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Working Class Theatre presents: "A Christmas Carol"

December 13, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Young Ones"

December 14, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The TCA Film Society will be hosting a discussion immediately following the Sunday, Dec. 14th screening. Everyone is welcome.
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Working Class Theatre presents: "A Christmas Carol"

December 14, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Young Ones"

December 15, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The TCA Film Society will be hosting a discussion immediately following the Sunday, Dec. 14th screening. Everyone is welcome.
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Movies at the TCA "Young Ones"

December 16, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
The TCA Film Society will be hosting a discussion immediately following the Sunday, Dec. 14th screening. Everyone is welcome.
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Robert Mirabal & Special Guest Robby Romero and Friends, A Holiday Concert

December 19, 2014 7:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Interstellar"

December 21, 2014 2:00 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Interstellar"

December 22, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Movies at the TCA "Interstellar"

December 23, 2014 7:30 PM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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January 2015

Met Live in HD: The Merry Widow (Lehar) New Production

January 17, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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Met Live in HD: Les Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach)

January 31, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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February 2015

Met Live in HD: Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Bluebeard's Castle (Bartok) New Production

February 14, 2015 10:30 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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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

Met Live in HD: La Donna Del Lago (Rossini) New Production

March 14, 2015 11:00 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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April 2015

Met Live in HD: Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) New Production

April 25, 2015 10:30 AM
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
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