Rebecca Allan’s latest body of work on display at David Richard Gallery was inspired by friendships with naturalists, gardeners and painters she has met during travels in New Mexico, Kentucky, Lebanon and Norway and reflects the deep connection she feels with the landscapes in these locations.
On exhibit through July 14, with an artist talk from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 7, “In Voltaire’s Garden” features a series of abstract, gestural paintings on canvas and works on paper that represent landscapes that are close to the hearts of many northern New Mexicans.
“Black Mesa with Emerald Pool” is one of Allan’s locally-inspired works. “As I thought about creating this work, I tried to grasp and understand how to communicate the vastness of Black Mesa and the surrounding area,” Allan explains about her response to the impressive mesa that looms above the Rio Grande Valley north of Santa Fe. [Read More…]