August 5 – November 26, 2017 | Hung Liu: Women Warriors, at Kalamazoo Institute of Art

August 5 – November 26, 2017 | Hung Liu: Women Warriors, at Kalamazoo Institute of Art

Hung Liu Women Warriors Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Exhibition is made possible with assistance from Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe. Female strength in the face of persecution is the thread running through Women Warriors: Portraits by Hung Liu, opening at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts August 5. The exhibition contains 20 mixed-media, painted, and photographic works that show the power and perseverance of Chinese women throughout history–from imperial concubines to warriors of the Red Army and survivors of the Cultural Revolution–like herself. Hung Liu has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her paintings and installations are in...

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August 23 – September 12, 2017  |  Nina Tichava and Jamie Brunson: NEW New Mexico Abstraction

August 23 – September 12, 2017 | Nina Tichava and Jamie Brunson: NEW New Mexico Abstraction

Nina Tichava was born in Vallecitos, NM, and was raised between rural Northern New Mexico and the Bay Area, California. Jamie Brunson, on the other hand, was born in Coronado, CA, and built her career in the Bay Area, only recently moving to Northern New Mexico. However, both artists are interested in time and place, and the influence of these concepts in their work is subtle yet undeniable. Jamie Brunson's work has historically focused on the sensory experiences that occur in meditation practice. Since moving to New Mexico three years ago, elements of the environment, landscape, and architecture have increasingly influenced her compositions, expressed...

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September 15 – October 15, 2017  |  Georges Mazilu: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings

September 15 – October 15, 2017 | Georges Mazilu: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings

Romania’s history is cloaked in mystery, but it possesses an art history that is rich and beautiful. Golden icon paintings and ornate monasteries grace the countryside. Consequently, artistic training in Romania is highly rigorous, with 9 years of schooling. The first four years focus on the human figure; the last five years focus on a specific media of choice. Georges Mazilu was trained as a realist, portraying the human figure. After mastering realism, Mazilu became an abstract painter. For several years, his works were purely abstract assemblages, based on the patterns of his upbringing with a tailor parent. The patterning is obvious in Mazilu’s blend of...

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November 17 – 30, 2017  |  Igor Melnikov: The Human Vessel

November 17 – 30, 2017 | Igor Melnikov: The Human Vessel

Russian artist Igor Melnikov is one of the top artists to emerge from the post-Soviet Russian art world.  Unlike more opportunistic Russian artists who sought to make artwork that would appeal to the Western art collector, Melnikov has always remained true to his intimate belief in art as a spiritual practice. Melnikov grew up fairly isolated in Siberia, where his mother was a scientist.  His own childhood was spent largely in isolation, so he views the inner world of the child as the most pure vessel of humanity. Contrary to what appears to be figurative painting at first glance, Melnikov views his own work as conceptual art.  He presents the pure human...

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December 1 – 20, 2017  |  Suzanne Sbarge: Meta/Morph

December 1 – 20, 2017 | Suzanne Sbarge: Meta/Morph

   New Mexico artist Suzanne Sbarge has led a fascinating artistic life. She comes from a family of Jewish refugees on both sides, from France and Russia. She grew up in Connecticut, and went to college in New York. As an art curator and activist herself, Sbarge created the respected 516 ARTS contemporary art museum in Albuquerque, which regularly receives international attention for its exhibitions. Suzanne’s own artistry is highly intellectual, curiously combined, and finely crafted, as is her life.  She has created a “bestiary” of combined animal and human forms, collaged together from the materials of her own existence. Suzanne Sbarge's...

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June 28 – August 20, 2017  |  Hung Liu: American Dream

June 28 – August 20, 2017 | Hung Liu: American Dream

Hung Liu American Dream Opening Reception Friday, July 7, 5-7pm Hung Liu's career has been built upon her signature portrayal of imagery from her Chinese homeland, yet she has made her home in the United States since 1984. In her newest body of work, Liu explores her American identity through the iconic imagery of Dust Bowl Era (particularly Dorothy Lange's) photography. Born in China to a captain in Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Army, Hung Liu’s father was captured by Communist forces and imprisoned in a labor camp. Hung and her mother fled to Beijing, where they survived Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward and the mass famine it induced. Hung’s mother destroyed...

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May 11 – July 5, 2017  |  Israeli Artist Drew Tal: Silent Worlds

May 11 – July 5, 2017 | Israeli Artist Drew Tal: Silent Worlds

Israeli artist Drew Tal was born into the rich cultural melting pot of the Middle East in the 1960s. He grew up as an artist-anthropologist, soaking in the diversity of languages, cultural traditions, and textures of the Middle East at that time. Tal is known for his sensitive depictions of people from cultures other than his own, such as Muslim women and Asian children. “Surrounded with such a colorful collage of ethnicities, languages, nationalities, cultures and religions made me realize from an early age that the world beyond me was a rich and complex place. This revelation opened my eyes to the exotic, and made me extremely curious about people and their...

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April 6 – 9, 2017  |  Dallas Art Fair, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX

April 6 – 9, 2017 | Dallas Art Fair, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX

Preview Gala April 6, 7-10 pm (VIP tickets purchased through Dallas Art Fair) Fair open daily April 7-9 Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown Arts District – the 2017 Dallas Art Fair will feature prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists. The Preview Gala marks the launch of the ninth annual Dallas Art Fair on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Preview Gala benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas...

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March 8 – 31, 2017  |  Matri-ART-y: Women’s’ March on Art!

March 8 – 31, 2017 | Matri-ART-y: Women’s’ March on Art!

In a civilization where more than 51% of the population is female, yet 96% of exhibition space is given to men, it’s time for a change.  In honor of National Women’s History Month and in celebration of uniquely brilliant female perspective, Turner Carroll features important women artists all month. Artists include an international roster including Nina Tichava, Raphaelle Goethals, Hung Liu, Squeak Carnwath, Karen Yank, Jamie Brunson, Mavis McClure, Jenny Abell, Suzanne Sbarge, Holly Roberts, and Brenda Zappitell. Opening Reception Friday, March 10, 2017 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa...

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February 23 – 26, 2017  |  Juried Exhibition of works by Albuquerque Academy Emerging Artists

February 23 – 26, 2017 | Juried Exhibition of works by Albuquerque Academy Emerging Artists

Albuquerque Academy is ranked the #5 top independent high school in the United States. Not only is it a world-class academic institution, but it also boasts one of the finest Visual Art Departments in this country.  Students are encouraged to think visually and creatively, in addition to thinking critically.  Academy students learn to use their eyes and their hands, as well as their minds, and the resulting artwork they create is astounding.  This juried exhibition, now in its third year, features artworks by Academy students, chosen by gallerists, art critics, and curators from throughout New Mexico.  These works will be available for advance viewing and...

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January 2 – March 30, 2017  |  Women, Children, and Immigrants:  Major Voices in Contemporary Art

January 2 – March 30, 2017 | Women, Children, and Immigrants: Major Voices in Contemporary Art

In honor of the enormous contribution Women, Children, and Immigrants have made to contemporary art in the United States, Turner Carroll is devoting its exhibition space to them through the end of Women’s History Month (March, 2017).

The exhibition features works by Hung Liu, who came to the U.S. legally from China in 1984 with twenty dollars and two suitcases. She left her young son behind in China while she made her way in the U.S. She had endured Mao’s proletariate “re-education” program, toiling in the rice and wheat fields in the countryside 7 days a week for 4 years. Hung Liu has become one of the most important contemporary artists of our time, and she just happens to be a woman and an immigrant. Her unique artistic voice has taught an entire generation how to transform painful history into beauty, just as she transformed her own life in such a manner. Her monumental paintings are in every major museum in the United States, and she has become a proud U.S. Citizen. Her works are currently on exhibit at the Fresno Museum of Art, which designated her the “Distinguished Artist of the Year.” She is working on a portrait of Meryl Streep, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.,

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November 1 – 22, 2016  |  Igor Melnikov and Edward Lentsch: Expansion Theory

November 1 – 22, 2016 | Igor Melnikov and Edward Lentsch: Expansion Theory

Igor Melnikov’s and Edward Lentsch’s paintings share an ability to speak directly to the human psyche. Melnikov was born in Moscow and spent part of his childhood in Siberia, under the Russian Communist governance. Melnikov places the human child in his otherwise minimal paintings, with blessings scrawled in undecipherable Russian on the frames that surround and protect them. Melnikov considers himself a conceptual, rather than a narrative artist. He attempts to present an image we all recognize—the child—one with which we have no negative associations. He considers the child to be the vessel for the human spirit, from which the viewer can taste the essence...

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October 4 – 25, 2016  |  Orlando Leyba and Walter Robinson: Symbol Pleasures

October 4 – 25, 2016 | Orlando Leyba and Walter Robinson: Symbol Pleasures

Walter Robinson and Orlando Leyba both create abstract works of art that employ highly personalized symbolism. Yet, each of these artists has massive appeal in the art world at large. Their works are included in such impressive collections as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Art Museum, Carnegie-Mellon University Art Collection, and San Jose Museum of Art. This exhibition at Turner Carroll will be the first time their works have been shown together, though their shared use of symbolic visual communication  is undeniable. Opening Reception Friday, October 7, 2016 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]

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September 10, 2016 | Rahim AlHaj in Concert: A Benefit for Syrian and Iraqi Children

September 10, 2016 | Rahim AlHaj in Concert: A Benefit for Syrian and Iraqi Children

In celebration of art uniting us all, Turner Carroll joins forces with master oud musician Rahim AlHaj and internationally acclaimed artists and writers, to support Iraqi and Syrian children. AlHaj will perform music from his upcoming collaboration with musicians from Palestine, Iran,  and North Korea, which will later be performed at Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C. AlHaj, born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, is uncontestably one of the finest Iraqi musicians to find refuge in the United States. His music has been nominated for Grammy Awards, and he has performed and taught all over the world. His upcoming performances include venues such as the Kennedy...

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July 19 – August 9, 2016  |  Drew Tal and Karen Yank: Circumspect

July 19 – August 9, 2016 | Drew Tal and Karen Yank: Circumspect

Agnes Martin once told Karen Yank that the “circle is too expansive” as an art form.  Karen later said it was perfect shape for her, because she could control it; because she understood its implications. In the same way Drew Tal uses the gaze on the circle of the face and the eyes to make a comparison of universal features. Opening Reception Friday, July 22, 2016 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]

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June 21 – July 10, 2016  |  Fausto Fernandez, Jamie Brunson and Robert Townsend: ROY G BIV

June 21 – July 10, 2016 | Fausto Fernandez, Jamie Brunson and Robert Townsend: ROY G BIV

Before there was a written language, color was the universal language of mankind. Prehistoric humans used color to describe every aspect of their lives. Red= blood; orange= fire; yellow=sun; green=natural vegetation/food source; blue=air; indigo=water; violet=the color of sunset/sunrise transition. Historians believe prehistoric people would travel up to 25 miles to mine iron, for pigments to make the red and ochre paints for their cave paintings. Ancient Egyptians valued color symbolism in their tombs and temples so deeply that their desire for additional color options fueled their efforts in mining and trade. We know for certain that the Greek and Roman...

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May 10 – 31, 2016  |  John Barker: The Book of John

May 10 – 31, 2016 | John Barker: The Book of John

New paintings and toys from Santa Fe artist John Barker. Described by critic Iris McLister as "a fervent creator of images that possess a singularly accessible humanity--and as such his works are rife with neuroses and noise." A fantastic bit of prose for a fantastic emerging painter. Opening Reception Friday, May 13, 2016 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]

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April 29 – May 13, 2016  |  Walter Robinson: Placebo

April 29 – May 13, 2016 | Walter Robinson: Placebo

Robinson’s work investigates the mechanics of cultural and social anthropology. Using text and the strategies of appropriation, conflation, and dislocation, he uncovers the subconscious and biological human imperatives hidden beneath social, political, religious, and capitalist packaging. Robinson’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art and Villa Montalvo, as well as numerous group exhibitions across the United States and abroad. His work is included in many public and private collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Crocker Art Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, the di Rosa...

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Mar 4 – Apr 24, 2016  |  Scott Greene: The Course of Empire

Mar 4 – Apr 24, 2016 | Scott Greene: The Course of Empire

Scott Greene's gorgeous, prophetic, paintings explore the sublime beauty of the human/nature interaction. With lush surfaces rivaling the greatest painters of art history, Greene tackles issues such as climate change and the environment.  This Turner Carroll exhibition is concurrent with Scott's paintings being featured in Alcoves 16/17 at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe. Gallery comments by Scott Greene Friday, March 11, at 6 pm, Turner Carroll Opening Reception Friday, March 11, 2016 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]...

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February 2 – 9, 2016  |  Albuquerque Academy Juried Exhibition

February 2 – 9, 2016 | Albuquerque Academy Juried Exhibition

Turner Carroll Gallery conceived the exhibition to applaud creative, entrepreneurial, visual communication among the students of Albuquerque Academy. Interacting with visual symbolism is essential for success in our increasingly interdependent global society. A panel of professional art curators, artists, and gallerists, selected the works in the exhibition from more than 150 submissions. This exhibition represents a phenomenal opportunity for students to present their works to Santa Fe’s international audience of art enthusiasts, while simultaneously honoring Albuquerque Academy’s flourishing creative programs. The artworks are for sale, with all gallery...

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Oct 10, 2014  |  Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu Opens at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Oct 10, 2014 | Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu Opens at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

A retrospective of one of the most significant Chinese-American contemporary artists living today, the exhibition Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu explores Hung Liu’s life and career through approximately 80 works of art from private and public collections, including two signature works from the Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection. Organized by Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art’s Senior Curator of Art, René de Guzman, the exhibition is accompanied by a major publication that provides the most comprehensive account of Liu’s body of work to date. Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu is on view October 10, 2014–January 11, 2015, at the Kemper Museum of...

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Sep 1, 2012 | Georges Mazilu: New Work

Sep 1, 2012 | Georges Mazilu: New Work

New work by one of France’s most idiosyncratic painters, whose work was recently added to the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Denver Art Museum. The twisted world of Mazilu's creatures with their curious forms and faces is thrillingly presented by Turner Carroll Gallery!Originally from Romania, Mazilu now resides in France after he could no longer live under the harsh rule of Nicolae Ceausescu. His artwork reflects the complexity and unpredictability of modern society. Mazilu creates creatures that have characteristics of the human form yet have unnatural details that cause one to pause. When the artist begins a new...

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May 16, 2012 | Greg Murr and Shawn Smith Now at Turner Carroll Gallery

May 16, 2012 | Greg Murr and Shawn Smith Now at Turner Carroll Gallery

We are very pleased to say that we are representing two new artists, Greg Murr and Shawn Smith. Greg is an artist we know well, having shown his work in the 1990s before he moved to Germany. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Progressive Collection, among others. Shawn Smith came to us via collectors in Dallas. His work is sculptural with an aesthetic built on the digital idea of a pixel but rendered in wood. His most recent work is focused on how we experience nature through technology. For Murr, the arc of nature runs deep within his practice. A fascination with the way the observable world exists outside our...

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Dec 7, 2011  |  SCOPE Miami 2011 Wrap Up

Dec 7, 2011 | SCOPE Miami 2011 Wrap Up

Wow. We had an absolutely stellar fair this year at Scope Miami.  Many works by Hung Liu, Eric Zener, Rusty Scruby, Kate Petley and Jenny Abell found collections, including two institutional collections.  The atmosphere was electric at Scope this year with thousands of attendees and loads of press. The link to a blog mentioning us is here. Thanks, Miami!

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Sep 24 – Oct 20, 2010 | Georges Mazilu

Sep 24 – Oct 20, 2010 | Georges Mazilu

Turner Carroll Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of Georges Mazilu's newest body of work. Internationally recognized for his ability to fuse both contemporary surrealism and Northern Renaissance portraiture, Mazilu's brilliantly executed paintings portray mysterious settings that entice us delve into these enigmatic compositions. Georges Mazilu earned a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Grigorescu Art Institute in Bucharest. His works can be found in prestigious permanent collections including San Francisco's de Young Museum and the Bulgarian Museum of Contemporary Art. Mazilu is represented in Romania, Germany and the Netherlands, and a member of...

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David Linn: New Works

David Linn: New Works

Turner Carroll Gallery is pleased to present the newest body of work from acclaimed contemporary artist David Linn.  Linn's masterful compositions of figures floating through the atmosphere lightly embraced in dramatic billowing drapery, are rendered in incredible photorealistic detail and a soft monochromatic palette.  The intense luminosity that bathes the figures and objects within his oil paintings immediately recall the masterful works of Michelangelo and other Renaissance masters. This highly collectible American artist has experienced significant exposure in his career, as such prominent institutions such as the American Institute of Graphic Arts,...

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Aug 29, 2003 | David Linn: The Unseen Ceremony

Aug 29, 2003 | David Linn: The Unseen Ceremony

"The Unseen Ceremony" represents perhaps the most important body of work to date by one of the United States' most promising young artists.  This exhibition at Turner Carroll Gallery is the only exhibition of Linn's paintings outside of a museum venue for the entire year of 2003.  This exhibition marks an incredible opportunity for Santa Feans/art lovers  to see Linn's paintings first hand, and we sincerely hope you will help make them aware of this special opportunity. Some of the finest museums in the country are exhibiting David Linn's paintings.  In the last three years alone, his work has been the subject of several solo museum exhibitions across the...

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