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New Art Exhibit Opens at KiMo April 4th
4 Perspectives: Portraits Features Works of Four Artists
April 4th - May 19th
ALBUQUERQUE, NM—A new exhibition opens at the KiMo Theatre Gallery on Thursday, April 4th with a reception for the artists from 6 – 8 p.m. Entitled “4 Perspectives: Portraits,” the exhibition features the work of artists Andres Orlowski, Barbara Endicott, Lawrence Wellborn and Lino Saffioti.
Each artist provides a different sensitivity, experience and aesthetic sense. From the formal portrait to the purely symbolic, the work of these artists envelopes a wide range of interpretation and schools of thought.
Andres Orlowski’s paintings often fuse deconstructive elements into a realism that is powerful and engaging. At other times he prefers a traditional approach to the portrait, while remaining unrestrained in his depiction. For him the portrait is the art of intimacy. Raised in Mexico City, he studied at the New York Arts Student League and the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City, and later at the Florence Academy of Art. He is also a professional photographer and a poet. His work has been exhibited at a number of local galleries, in Korea, Mexico, and in Toledo, Ohio and New York City.
Barbara Endicott received her BFA from the University of New Mexico with an emphasis in Painting and Printmaking. Her work has appeared in a number of area shows, cafes, museums and galleries. Her interest lies with the character and presence of the person she depicts. Endicott’s goal is not to flatter the subject, but in portraying the personality of the sitter in a bold manner.
Lawrence Wellborn is drawn to symbol, dream and esoteric elements in art. His fine sense of line creates magical drawings. He earned his BFA with a major in metalsmith at Southern Illinois University. He work has been exhibited in numerous shows and businesses around this area. Wellborn defines his work as “…(my) work demands an emotional confrontation, that people do not wish to be shown as they are…Through the construction of space or deconstruction of elements, I build a narrative that pivots around the figure and the portrait and its psychological and expressive qualities.”
Lino Saffioti’s painting are influenced by his love of how light affects how we see the world. He prefers a narrative that is open to different interpretations, work that is sometimes lyrical and elusive. He earned a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York and attended the Art Students League of New York. He was the winner of the Air France Bicentennial Competition in 1976 and recipient of the M. Grumbacher Artists Materials Award in 1980. In his long career, Saffioti worked as a freelance book illustrator and a graphic designer. His work has been seen in various juried shows in New Mexico.
The KiMo Gallery is open during normal hours of operation of the KiMo Theatre (Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and during most KiMo events. During the day visitors are requested to enter at the KiMo’s Business Office at 423 Central Avenue NW (corner of 5th and Central) where they will be directed to the gallery to view and enjoy the exhibition at no charge. For the reception, visitors may access the gallery through the 417 Central Avenue entry. The exhibition will be open through May 19th.
The KiMo Theatre is operated by the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. The Theatre is centrally located at 423 Central Avenue NW and there is a large parking facility right behind the Theatre at 5th and Copper. Visit www.KimoAbq.org or call 311 for up-to-date information on the wide variety of entertainment options offered at this unique venue. TTY Users call 711.
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Call of the Duende
Kent Reed Swanson & Joshua Willis
Dates: May 30 – July 21, 2012
Art Reception: May 30 from 6 PM – 8 PM
"Call of the Duende" is a body of work created by two artists that derive much of their creative inspiration from the natural world. The natural world is a laboratory of creation, containing both symmetry and unanticipated results. El Duende is a mythological character from various Latin American cultures and can be present both in the natural environment and in a creative environment. Duende is a Spanish word that connotes a playful or mischievous spirit, much like a gnome, that often lives in the forest. Our use of Duende in these pieces occurs as each artist explores the natural world with their own unique palette of materials and visual vocabulary. The overall aesthetic the artists seek is playful, yet aims to achieve an emotional and visual harmony.
Spanish poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca described the concept of Duende. He writes: "The duende, then, is a power, not a work. It is a struggle, not a thought. I have heard an old maestro of the guitar say, 'The duende is not in the throat; the duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.' Meaning this: it is not a question of ability, but of true, living style, of blood, of the most ancient culture, of spontaneous creation."
Thus, in these works, the artists attempt to capture the essence of Duende, of spontaneous creation, of patterns and organic processes found within nature.
Gallery Guidelines: Submissions
CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE
KiMo Theatre GALLERY
CRITERIA AND GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2114 SEASON
The purpose of the KiMo Gallery is to promote local and regional artists. Exhibitions can fall under the (5) Categories:
- COMMUNITY/GROUP SHOWS defined as three (3) or more artists.
- 1% FOR ART SHOWS including artists who have been invited to participate or have been commissioned for a 1% for Art project.
- THEME SHOWS defined as exhibits curated solely by KiMo/SBCC curator.
- STATE OR REGIONAL EXHIBITIONS.
- NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING COLLABORATIONS OR TOURING EXHIBITIONS.
KiMo RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE, OR TO ALLOW ANY DISPLAY OF ART WHICH MIGHT BE OFFENSIVE TO THE PUBLIC. Due to the high volume of young children touring the exhibits we do prefer non-nude subjects for display, please use discretion when selecting your pieces for our Gallery, thank you.
EXHIBITION CONTENT CRITERIA
KiMo/SBCC Gallery Curator will consider Exhibitions, which are:
- Educational, cultural and of broad public interest
- Economically attainable
- Available during KiMo Gallery timetable
- Able to fit physically into the KiMo Gallery space
- Two (2) dimensional
- Digital installations if the Artist provides all required equipment
Proposals should include the flowing:
- The name of the group that is requesting the Exhibition.
- A list of the participating members and addresses, phone numbers and email addresses at which each can be reached.
- A description of each artist’s work: medium, size, type of mounting, etc.
- At least three photographs or slides of representative work from each participant. Digital submissions are highly recommended: CD or DVD and or related websites
- A general cohesive theme, medium or subject establishing a consistency throughout the exhibit.
Realizing that the works originally proposed for an Exhibition may sell before the time of installation, it is requested that upon the actual installation there be also a listing of the exhibited works with:
June 1st, 2013 is the deadline for the KiMo Gallery. Gallery Curator will select Gallery shows from among applications for the coming year – March to March.
Please send proposals to:
1025 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102