July 16, 2012
Press Release - Doug Edge "On The Edge"
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DOUG EDGE
On The Edge



June 15 – July 21, 2012

Opening reception: Friday, June 15, 5:00-7:00 PM


David Richard Contemporary, LLC
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-0318
www.DavidRichardContemporary.com


David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present, On The Edge, an exhibition of new paintings in cast plastic by Doug Edge. These new works are smaller than many of Edge’s earlier larger works. The sizes range from 12 x 16 inches to 24 x 19 inches, but they are still packed full of wit and satire, as well as cultural and political critique. The colors are vibrant and flowing, creating abstract compositions with hints of figuration and the occasional surprise that evoke titles such as Larry, Mo and Curly, Nuclear Family, Srooms and Father Son and Holy Spirit. These paintings are roughly half an inch thick that are mounted and sitting slightly slanted “on the Edge” of a metal support so that light passes through the clear, non-colored spaces to extend the composition with shadows on the wall behind. Like many of Edge’s earlier resin pieces, they are painterly yet have a three-dimensional quality that plays with the tension between illusionistic painting and literalness of sculpture.

Doug Edge is a Los Angeles-based artist who has worked in many different media, including painting, photography and sculpture. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and his work included in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle and New Orleans, as well as internationally in London, UK and Fossato Di Vico, Italy. His artwork has been featured in ARTFORUM, Art In America, ARTnews, and Los Angeles Times and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Oakland Museum of Art, Laguna Museum of Contemporary Art and Frederick Weisman Collection, as well as many private and corporate collections.

David Richard Contemporary is located in downtown Santa Fe north of the historic plaza and specializes in post-war contemporary abstract art featuring both historic and contemporary Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, gestural and geometric abstraction in a variety of media. The gallery represents established mid to late-career artists with an emphasis on artists now living and working in New Mexico, Taos Moderns and prominent international glass artists. The gallery also represents artist estates, emerging artists and offers secondary market works.

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Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts
J. Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah, 01/17/2017

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will host the art exhibition Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts, Jan. 20-March 3.

Artnauts, an art collective formed 20 years ago by George Rivera, professor of art and art history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, consists of 300 global artists who serve as goodwill ambassadors, acknowledging and supporting victims of oppression worldwide. Their creativity has generated over 230 exhibitions across five continents. Five faculty members from the U’s Department of Art and Art History are members of the collective, Sandy Brunvand, Beth Krensky, V. Kim Martinez, Brian Snapp and Xi Zhang.

Globalocation derives from “Globalocational Art” — a concept used by the Artnauts to refer to their exhibitions in international venues. It is the mission of the Artnauts to take art to places of contention, and this anniversary exhibition is a sample of places where they have been and themes they have addressed.

“The Artnauts could not exist without the commitment of the artists in the collective to a common vision of the transformative power of art,” said Rivera. “The Artnauts make their contribution with art that hopefully generates a dialogue with an international community on subjects that are sometimes difficult to raise.”

Krensky, associate department chair of the Art and Art History Department, had the opportunity to travel with Rivera in Chile as part of an Artnauts project, working with mothers who were searching for their children who had mysteriously disappeared during a time of political unrest.

“When I travelled to Chile in 1998, George and I spent an afternoon with the Mothers of the Disappeared, and the meeting changed my life,” said Krensky. “It was from that moment on that I placed a picture of them on my desk to look at every day. I was so moved by what they each had lost — a son, a brother, a father — and yet what remained for them was a deep, deep well of love. They were fierce warriors and stood up to the government to demand the whereabouts and information of the people who had disappeared, but they lived within profound love.”

The 20th anniversary exhibition at the Marriott Library is a retrospective of the traveling works the Artnauts have toured around the globe. The exhibition will be located on level three of the library. The opening reception is open to the public and will be held on Friday, Jan 20, 4-6 p.m. Rivera will speak at 4 p.m.

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