Saturday, September 22, 2018

ADORN: Group Jewelry Show














ADORN

Showing: October 7th - November 30th, 2018

Opening Reception:  Sunday, October 7th, 2-5pm

First Friday: November 2nd, 5-8pm

April Price Projects Gallery is pleased to announce, Adorn, a jewelry exhibition featuring the works of Cristina Radu, Jessica deGruyter, Marcia Green, Marian Miller, Melodie Owen, Peggy Plumb, Stephanie Lerma.

ADORN Exhibition showcases a meaningful collection of New Mexico artisans works, built over time. Humans have adorned themselves with jewelry for ages. And yet, we continue to learn the layered stories, and find surprise's in the personal history behind the piece(s) and materials which subconsciously inform our initial interest in this array of finery. The works chosen feature up-cycled, found, new and precious materials, each with a definitive attention to detail and craftsmanship. All the pieces will be for sale and available to take home at our exhibition launch. Please join us and stay awhile!


April Price Projects Gallery
201 Third Street NW
Suite G, Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Ph- 505-573-0895

Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 Wed. -Sat. or by appointment
Courtesy parking in the Hyatt Garage on Copper St.
april.designstudionm@gmail.com     
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Gallery Talk with Artist Alan Paine Radebaugh

Thursday, September 20th, 5-7pm
TALK and STROLL with Alan Paine Radebaugh about
his current exhibition, "Way North: New Works",
paintings and drawings at April Price Project Gallery.

Alan Paine Radabaugh APPG1
Alan Paine Radabaugh APPG 2

April Price Projects Gallery/ Design Studio NM LLC
201 3rd Street NW, Suite G, Albuquerque, NM 8710

Way North: New Works by Alan Paine Radebaugh
September 1-October 31, 2018
Gallery talk and stroll: Thursday Sept. 20, 5-7pm
First Friday 
"Way North: New Works": Oct. 5, 5-8pm
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April Price Projects Gallery
201 Third Street NW
Suite G, Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Ph- 505-573-0895

Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 Wed. -Sat. or by appointment
Courtesy parking in the Hyatt Garage on Copper St.
april.designstudionm@gmail.com   
http://aprilpriceprojectsgallery.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Gallery Artists

Gallery Artists Exhibition is an overview of artists works
currently installed at April Price Projects Gallery.
Curated and organized by Brianne Clarkson and April Price.
We welcome NM artist, Brad Reyes, to our 2018 exhibitions.

January 31 to April 30, 2018

Artists Include:
Ann Dunbar
Stephanie Lerma
Staci Page
Brad Reyes
Mary Ann Strandell
Shawn Turung
Susan J. Zimmerman























April Price Projects Gallery
201 Third Street NW
Suite G, Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Ph- 505-573-0895

Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 Wed. -Sat. or by appointment
Courtesy parking in the Hyatt Garage on Copper St.

april.designstudionm@gmail.com        
http://aprilpriceprojectsgallery.blogspot.com


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Inviting Joy Exhibition

INVITING JOY
Susan J. Zimmerman and Nancy Jo Mullen

October 6 - November 30, 2017
First Friday Reception: October 6, 5:00 to 8:00pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 to 7:00pm

April Price Projects Gallery is pleased to announce Inviting Joy, an exhibition of collaborative works
by the sisters, Susan J. Zimmerman and Nancy Jo Mullen.  The sister duo teamed up in 2016 to work 
at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque. Together they created a body of work which reflects their mutual 
aesthetic language and techniques.
The title Inviting Joy, stems from their shared interest and long range influence by the post minimalist 
painter Agnes Martin, and her notable writings and lectures. Their additional influences are the works of two literary 
figures, the poet Emily Dickenson, and the nature writer and activist, Terry Tempest Williams. 
Zimmerman and Mullen’s concise, yet lyrical forms come together in a series of monotypes, and various works on paper. They mutually expressed that thier collective undertaking enriched their individual abilities of achieve a rich synchrony, inviting joy.

Susan J. Zimmerman lives and works in Corrales, NM. Her mixed media works layer abstracted forms using acrylic, hand-made paper, sumi ink and collage elements. 
Nancy Jo Mullen is an artist and printmaker living and working in the Portland, Oregon area. She is an Artist Member of Print Arts Northwest, where she also served
as a board member. 
"Passages", six monotypes on paper, 66.4" x44.3", 2016












April Price Projects Gallery
201 Third Street NW
Suite G, Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Ph- 505-573-0895

Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 Wed. -Sat. or by appointment
Courtesy parking in the Hyatt Garage on Copper St.

april.designstudionm@gmail.com        
http://aprilpriceprojectsgallery.blogspot.com


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

News: Recent Press with Vasari 21




And now on to the latest from our growing roster of awesomely talented members.

Mariette Patricia Leis co-curated and is taking part in a show called “Illuminexus” at April Price Projects Gallery in Suite G at the Hyatt Hotel in Albuquerque, NM (through August 31). The show features a diversity of aesthetic sensibilities among the three artists—besides Leis the exhibition includes Edwina Hawley Milner and Mayumi Nishida (also a Vasari21 member)—and explores “a simultaneous common fascination with color and light,” says Leis, whose paintings stem from a residency in Iceland. She adds that her “works find inspiration in the contrast between hours of winter darkness and the splendid display of Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.” Below is Ascension 6 (2016), 20 inches in diameter, oil on canva
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_Ann Landi





























For the full page: from Vasari 21



April Price Projects Gallery
201 Third Street NW
Suite G, Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Ph- 505-573-0895

Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 Wed. -Sat. or by appointment
Courtesy parking in the Hyatt Garage on Copper St.

april.designstudionm@gmail.com        
http://aprilpriceprojectsgallery.blogspot.com


News: Review by Wesley Pulkka / For The Journal

Exhibit brings together four local artists in cohesive works








ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At the end of every episode of “The A-Team,” Hannibal Smith, played by George Peppard, would light his cigar and say, “I love it when a plan comes together.”
I don’t know if gallery owner April Price and artists Jon Carver, Marietta Patricia Leis, Edwina Hawley Milner and Mayumi Nishida lit one up after finishing the installation of “Illuminexus,” a collaborative exhibition, but they certainly earned a good smoke.
The show grew out of a conversation between Leis and Price regarding the possibilities of cross-pollination between Santa Fe and Albuquerque artists. The result is a powerful show with a variety of divergent sensibilities coming together with a surprising coherence of creative intent.
Though wildly different in some respects the four artists complement each other’s work.

“Ascension” by Marietta Patricia Leis.
The largest and most complex piece is “Plenum” a multilayered mobile and true collaboration between longtime New Mexico arts writer and artist Carver and his wife, Nishida. The piece is made up of transparent and translucent circular discs tied together with and hanging from clear nylon fishing line.
Each painstakingly constructed and designed acetate disc – ranging from 6 to 16 inches in diameter – is a unique part of the whole narrative consisting of a range of silk screened and hand-painted images, including cats, birds, furniture, mandalas and small vignette-like scenes from a stage play. The piece has great street cred, with its first 2013 iteration having been shown at Gallery Zone, an artist-run art space in Japan.
Like Dan Aykroyd in “Ghostbusters” who inappropriately thought of the Marshmallow Man at the very wrong moment, my first thought on viewing “Plenum” from a distance was Lawrence Welk’s champagne bubble intro.
It might not have been a bad thought if Welk and his gaggle of songbirds, musicians and accordion players could knock out a credible rendition of Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” but they probably could not. So I apologize to “Plenum” and its makers.
In “The Big Question,” Carver has buried words that ask the viewer to consider the nature of life. The high-energy composition is reminiscent of some Hindu stone temples that are so elaborately embellished with carvings that they seem to be melting in the sunlight and come close to turning into pure sound.

“Nocturne in Glass” by Mayumi Nishida.
Nishida offers an inverted silk-and-wood pyramid and several light-catching panels that move and vibrate as the viewer passes by. My favorite among those is “Nocturne in Glass” a deep-blue composition brimming with geometric ghost forms.
Leis, the only Albuquerque artist in the gang, is a perennial minimalist with a penchant for romantic ambiance. While on an artist winter residency in Iceland, she had a love affair with the all-pervasive darkness of winter.
During that winter, Leis produced beautifully dark but not foreboding images titled the “Ascension Series” that exude greenish-blue light from within.
Her paintings’ light comes from deep within the composition as if filtered through the densely poetic atmosphere of an Icelandic winter’s eve.

“Klimpt Collage” by Edwina Hawley Milner.
Without having to lift her brush to canvas, Milner has had an enormous positive impact on the arts of New Mexico through her involvement with the Women in the Arts Museum in Washington, D.C., and her contributing efforts on behalf of the New Mexico chapter of Women in the Arts.
She’s a heck of a painter and collage artist on top of it all. Gustave Klimpt and his unbridled celebration of Art Nouveau aesthetic tenets are an unapologetic inspiration for Milner, who freely applies gold leaf to large abstract compositions that heat up the gallery with bold hot colors and mural scale diptych and triptych formats.
With titles like “Pathway to Paradise,” “Dancing Round-a-bout” and “Passing Crossroads,” Milner is an artist on the move. Her paintings are bold and well-executed.
For a variety of reasons and changes in her life, Milner’s newest series is titled “The Klimpt Collages” from which she selected eight little honeys for this exhibit. My favorite is a young lady in profile surrounded by flower blossoms. Though a collage the piece retains a true painterly look and feeling.
This is a do not miss experience.