James Drake’s show “Brain Trash”, which is an extension of the “Pages” show we have here at the gallery, garnered this review in the San Diego Union Tribune.
A new interview with Matt Magee appears today in the on-line magazine “Atlas”.
On Friday April 11th the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe will open “The Armory Show” featuring a wide selection of Santa Fe’s contemporary artists. Several artists from James Kelly Contemporary will be included: James Drake, Tom Joyce, Nic Nicosia, Peter Sarkisian and Susan York all have loaned artworks for this celebration of the CCA’s 35th year.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Visiting Artist/Scholar Talks: Matt Magee
March 17, 2014, 7–8 p.m.
Visiting Artist/ Scholar Talk UPDATE:
Monday, March 17 at 7p.m. at Grant Street Studios Artist Matt Magee will give a talk about his work. NOTE: This talk is in place of Superflex who are being rescheduled for later in the semester.
Matt Magee is a painter and object maker who recently moved to Phoenix from NYC where he received his MFA from Pratt Institute. He has received a number of awards including Pollock-Krasner foundation grant for painting and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant for painting. He is represented by Hiram Butler Gallery in Houston alongside artists including Jasper Johns, Kiki Smith, Cy Twombly, and Sherrie Levine (just to name a few.) He is in public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, University of New Mexico Art Museum, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Please join us for a reception at Tee Pee Tap Room (602 East Lincoln) directly following the talk.
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James Kelly Contemporary announces that the gallery has moved into new quarters in the Santa Fe Railyard. The gallery is now located at 1611 Paseo de Peralta, which is just across Paseo de Peralta from Warehouse 21 and diagonally across from SITE Santa Fe. We are now adjacent to the railroad tracks, and between the LewAllen Galleries and the Farmer’s Market Pavilion building. Those familiar with the Railyard history will remember the building as being the former home of the highly regarded Box Gallery.
Having decided to relocate the gallery into smaller quarters, we were pleased to find a space that allows us to stay in the Railyard. We are still in the process of setting up the new office and gallery, but will be open in time to participate in the Last Friday Art Walk on February 28, which is sponsored by the Railyard Arts District.
The gallery continues to represent the same fine group of artists and the exhibition programs will go forward as before. The new location brings a revived energy to the planning and soon the 2014 exhibition schedule will be announced.
Stephen Husbands and I find great honor in the fact that all the gallery artists have given this move their whole-hearted support.
We will open a show of selected work by several gallery artists on Friday, February 28, during the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk, 5 – 7 PM.
We look forward to welcoming you to the new space.
The poet Arthur Sze and the artist Susan York have been collaborating on The Unfolding Center, a work of poetry and drawings. Monday night (December 2nd) Arthur and Susan will briefly share their experience of the three year collaboration at 6PM in Tipton Hall on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Following that they will open the exhibition of the project (11 poems paired with 11 graphite on paper diptychs) at the Santa Fe Art Institute. The show will be up through January 15.
Radius Books is about to release a beautiful book of the project in conjunction with the exhibition which concludes with a conversation with John Yau. Advance copies will be available from Radius before Christmas, with the actual release date in January.
We will host the preview events for Site Santa Fe’s 2013 benefit auction on August 7th and 8th. There is a preview for VIP ticket holders from 5:30 to 6:30, with all ticket holders welcomed from 6:30 to 7:30 on the night of the 7th. The preview show will again be available to all ticket holders from 5:30 to 7PM prior to the auction on the 8th. Richard Tuttle’s exhibition “Walking On Air” next door at Tai Gallery will also be open during these times. The auction lots will be on view at JKC through the weekend. More information is available from Site Santa Fe.