SPECTRUM— Art from the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries
For those who appreciate fine art in its variety of forms and periods, the Matthews Gallery offers a unique opportunity for viewers and collectors. The exhibition includes art by Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró Mary Cassatt, Fernand Léger, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and other masters and includes some of today’s dynamic contemporary artists such as Diane White, Michael Von Helms, Kate Rivers, Eric Thompson, Michelle Williams and more. Viewers will find a diversity of style and substance in this inclusive exhibition.
SPECTRUM offers a rare opportunity to view some of the finest works available from classic artists. “A work by Mary Cassatt is rarely seen in Santa Fe,” says Lawrence Matthews. “Ours, a portrait of a child in pastel, was a commission based on a recommendation by John Singer Sargent. This work has been shown in the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and in Paris. That kind of history is one of the things we look for in master works such as these.”
Similarly, works by contemporary artists such as the figurative abstractions of Jamie Chase, the ‘magical realism’ of Diane White’s inspired still life’s and the bold use of color in the abstract canvases by Michael Von Helms offer viewers an opportunity to see tomorrow’s classics in combinations with acknowledged masters.
Location: Matthews Gallery
669 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Date: Opening Friday May 24, 2013, from 5-7pm
Exhibition through June 6, 2013
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