Experimentations, Process and Emotions
Opening Friday, April 28th
Opening Friday, May 26th
Watercourse Way Bath House brings the
Santa Fe art scene to the spa
For more than 35 years, Watercourse Way Bath House Spa has provided its clients a serene, private experience like no other. Now Watercourse Way in collaboration with EVOKE Contemporary brings a visual treat to your spa experience. Beginning on April 4th, with Lynn Boggess paintings, through July 3rd, Watercourse Way will transform into an exhibition space showcasing the renowned artists of EVOKE Contemporary. Artwork by a diverse selection of internationally recognized contemporary artists will be on display in the award-winning spa during business hours. The exhibitions will change quarterly and the paintings will be available to purchase by contacting EVOKE Contemporary anytime during the show.
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Visit our new online Store!
At our new online Store we offer a diverse selection of art books, publications and original artworks priced under $2,000. We will offer season specials and offers available only through the store, so keep an eye on the updates each month
Interview with Jeremy Mann in Beautiful Bizarre
for his upcoming Experimentations, Process and Emotions, Opening Friday, April 28th
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Watch Nicholas Herrera on New Mexico PBS Colores - ¡COLORES!
¡COLORES! Aired on: April 08, 2017
New Mexico santero, Nicholas Herrera, weaves contemporary storytelling with traditional folk art.
"Nicholas Herrera is one of the most important folk artists in the United States, who has pioneered a folk art form with his more personal interpretations of traditional bultos and retablos, using wood and recycled metal, including salvaged automobile parts."
quote from New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 2016
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new work by Jorge santos
Kept Man, oil and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30
Jorge Santos was born in 1959, and spent his childhood in Luanda, Angola on the coast of Africa. In 1975, Angola exploded in the violent political turmoil of decolonization forcing Santos' family to flee the country. At the formative age of 16, Santos found himself thrust into the equally turbulent and unknown culture of Lisbon, Portugal, as that country slid into its own revolution. The national struggle paralleled Santos' own personal one and fueled his passion for drawing. At this early stage, pencil drawing, the most simple and direct form of expression, perfectly suited his complicated and dramatic images and expressed his unique vision. Santos relocated to the United States in 1982. It was in the United States that his work evolved beyond drawing. His illusory, dreamlike images that hint at bizarre secrets leapt from the drawing board to the full realization of paint and canvas.
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Javier Marín Film
Visit the studio of acclaimed international sculptor Javier Marín in this beautifully shot short film. Learn all about his art from modeling to casting, and get a behind the scenes window into his creative process.
During three decades of work Javier Marín has developed a distinguished career as a visual artist that includes, to date, more than 90 solo exhibitions and 200 collective shows in Mexico, Latin America, the United States, Europe and Asia, in venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Italy; the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels; Royal Palace of Milan, Italy; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA; Museo de Arte Colonial de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia; Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Mexico; Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico; Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France; Museo del Palacio des Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; among many others.
In 2008 Marín was honored with top prize at the Third International Beijing Biennial and was awarded a prestigious project for the Zacatecas Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Mexico. In 2010 his monumental altarpiece in Zacatecas was unveiled and he also presented sculptures in Shanghai (World Expo 2010) and Brussels (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium).
Marín’s artworks demonstrate remarkable knowledge of the human form garnered from years of drawing directly from the figure. He began sculpting exclusively in clay, later moving to bronze. In recent years the artist has embraced innovative methods such as combining polyester resin with organic materials such as seeds, tobacco, soil or dried meat fibers.
Process is an obvious passion for Marín — spikes of bronze are often left exposed to show the paths of molten metal flowing into the cast figure. During the creation of a work, words might be inscribed quickly into the raw clay, holes gauged, or support structures left exposed. It is this deliberate coarseness combined with Marín’s elegant classical approach to the figure that give his sculptures such power and substance.
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new work by JAVIER MARÍN on display
Maqueta reflejo VII
bronze and resin, 28 x 10.25 x 52 high
base, 32.5 x 19.5 x 31.5 high, (edition 8 of 8)