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Dreaming the Land

Dreaming the Land
October 8 - November 11, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA

 

Opening reception - Thursday October 11 from 4:00 to 6:00pm
Artist talk is Thursday, Oct 25 at 4pm.

Dreaming the Land exhibition features recent abstract oil paintings and works on paper by William Stewart and Brian Shields.Their work inspired by the landscape they each embrace allows one to experience intimate permeations of landscape in lyric conversation via complimentary abstract expressions.

Shields has been in the Taos area since 1969, Stewart since 1983. Together they have 80 cumulative years of painting the Taos landscape – both as plein air landscape painters and currently as abstract artists with cheerfully distinct sensibilities. Both artists spend periods of time painting in foreign landscapes – Stewart returns to Oaxaca where he first traveled in the 70s and now maintains a studio, Shields returns annually to his homeland in Cataluña, Spain.

When young and part of the 60’s -70’s avante garde scene in New York City, Stewart showed at O.K. Harris Gallery – one of the first SoHo galleries – and went on to exhibit at the Rudolph Zwirner Gallery in Koln, Germany, and at the Paris Biennale. He left NYC in the mid 70’s in search of connection with the landscape and began painting from nature. He traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico, where he lived for four years before moving to Taos in 1983. Excited by the beauty of the landscape of Northern New Mexico, he painted plein air for many years. Stewart has also taught at UNM-Taos, since it’s beginnings in 1993. “My recent abstract work is rooted in nature, the landscape of Oaxaca , the Taos valley, my garden, and travels to the sea. Dreaming the Land will feature oil paintings, watercolors and lithographs painted last winter that I call the Oaxaca Series.” For a review of Stewarts’ recent abstracts see: https://hamptonsarthub.com/2017/05/15/reviews-art-review-william-stewart-commits-to-abstraction-in-watermill-center-show/ and
https://www.instagram.com/wsoaxaca/


Shields’ formative years were spent in Barcelona, Paris, New York City, and San Francisco. He came to the Taos area to teach art, and with characteristic passion became intimately familiar with the wildest places in the Southern Rocky Mountains, both as a mountain and river guide and as an environmental advocate. Shields says of his art practice: “I paint what I have absorbed, what has become a part of me. The imagery that is revealed comes from my love for and interactions with landscape, with the sea, with life. The act of painting is a process of emotional and intellectual ardor, sometimes resulting in upheaval, but more often than not waking me up to a grateful co-existence with the unknown.” See: http://www.brianshieldsart.com.

 

 

 

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Event Listings

ongoing since May 2018

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Mark Asmus

May 14 - September 17, 2018
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
My Taos, Your Taos
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ongoing since July 2018

Color + Color = Color: Annell Livingston and W.L. Estes

July 16 - August 19, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Enjoy the use of color inspired by nature and orchestrated with a sound knowledge of color theory
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Book of the Month Volume XXXIV

July 17 - September 4, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
Sketch Book #30
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Theresa's Wall

July 23 - September 4, 2018
Location: Taos Community Auditorium Encore Gallery
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August 2018

Taos Watercolor Society Best of the Southwest

August 16 - 22, 2018
Location: Stables Gallery
Annual watercolor exhibition
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TAO at the TCA: Preview of the Open Studio Tour

August 20 - September 4, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery in Taos Community Auditorium
Preview the exciting work of artists participating in the 2018 Labor Day Weekend Open Studio Tour.
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Arte de Descartes XVIII

August 25 - September 8, 2018
Location: The Stables Gallery
18th Annual 90% recycled art show
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September 2018

Spirited Images by Susan Barnett

September 5 - October 7, 2018
Location: Encore
Visually celebrates the cerebral and sensory
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TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: David Gary Suazo

September 17 - January 28, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Work by David Gary Suazo of Taos Pueblo hangs throughout the Inn's public area.
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October 2018

Dreaming the Land

October 8 - November 11, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
Recent work by Brian Shields and Bill Stewart
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203 Fine Art - Taos Moderns return to the Stables Gallery

October 19 - 21, 2018
Location: Stables Gallery
A 3-day POP UP Exhibition and Fundraiser for Stables Gallery
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Opening Reception: 203 Fine Art -- Taos Moderns Return to The Stables Gallery

October 19, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: The Stables Gallery
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November 2018

Exhibition: J. Matthew Thomas

November 12 - December 16, 2018
Location: The Encore Gallery of TCA
New paintings by J. Matthew Thomas
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January 2019

TCA Exhibits at Taos Inn: Laurie Celine Balliett

January 28 - May 2, 2019
Location: The Historic Taos Inn
Artwork by Laurie Celine Balliett hangs throughout the Inn's Public areas.
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