Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Side By Side

New Works by Lin Johnson and Phil Putnam
September 24 to November 30, 2016

Opening Reception Saturday, September 24th  5:00 to 8:00pm

April Price Project Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibit, Side by Side, featuring the work of two artists:  Lin Johnson and Phil Putnam.  The couple has been working 'side by side' for forty years, developing their vocabulary, personal iconography, and artistic style in different media.

Lin works in clay and focuses on creating small sculptures and vessels, often in series. While drawing from the natural environment, she addresses the relationship between two-dimensional  and three-dimensional forms, a process which involves construction and deconstruction. She has explored and utilized the human face in a playful ways reducing features down to a bare minimum of simple geometric shapes that still evoke  personality.  Often working in pairs, she explores the conversation between objects; as well as the viewer.

Phil's series of drawings and paintings began some time ago as abstractions of the landscape derived partially from commuting between Los Alamos and Albuquerque for many years. Much of his subject matter in the work was inspired by peripheral images constantly entering his field of vision while commuting.  In 2015 he was awarded a Wurlitzer Foundation Grant, giving him uninterrupted time to explore the abstract landscape in painting, while also beginning a series of ethereal drawings inspired by Taos and his studio experience up North.  

There is definitely a dialogue between Lin and Phil which is reflected in their imagery.  However, their interests, as reflected in the direction of their work, is clearly different as well. We will leave that to the viewer to interpret

April Price Project Gallery 
201 Third Street NW 
Suite GHyatt Regency Hotel Lobby
Albuquerque, NM 87102 
Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 Tuesday -Saturday or by appointment.
Courtesy parking in the Hyatt Garage on Copper Street
Ph- 505-573-0895