Thursday, August 29, 2019

Gallery Talk for Perspectives: Exhibiting Alan Paine Radebaugh and Robert M. Ellis

Gallery Talk and Stroll

Perspectives: Exhibiting August 2 - October 5

Featuring works by Alan Paine Radebaugh & Robert M. Ellis

Thursday, September 26

Guest Speakers, starting at 6:00pm
  • Albuquerque Museum Director, Andrew Connors
  • Artist, Alan Paine Radebaugh
  • Robert M. Ellis Collection Trustee, Wendy Shannon
Can't join us for this event? Stop by the gallery from 5:00-8:00pm for Frist Fridays.
Open late on September 6 & October 5!

View of the Main Gallery, featuring both Robert M. Ellis and Alan Paine Radebaugh

          An exhibition of contemporary landscapes by Robert M. Ellis on behalf of the Robert M. Ellis Collection Trust and Alan Paine Radebaugh.  Perspectives includes paintings and prints by Ellis and paintings by Radebaugh.

Robert M. Ellis,
Studio Bay with View of Valdez Valley,
                “Perspective” is the filter by which experience binds time and place, creating the impression in which conscious and unconscious emotional value generates memory. “Perspective” as an artistic device is utilized to transfer the memory of three dimensions onto a two-dimensional plane. When exposed to the northern New Mexico landscape of Taos, Ellis admitted he was so awed by the landscape he could not paint it. “Eventually”, Ellis remarked, “the fields became like floorboards—they had that perspective and angle to them.” Like the floorboard receding into a room, Ellis’ two-point perspective landscapes vanish into the corners of geometric canvases and compositions resulting in an architectural approach to landscape painting.  Ellis’ perspective places the audience grounded by the expansive fields while floating in the sky above.

Alan Paine Radebaugh,
Jonson Sixteen, Oil on canvas

              For years as a painter, Alan Paine Radebaugh was challenged by the vastness of landscape. To paint the boldness and hugeness of the mountains and plains of North America, he tightly-framed and intensified his vision of the landscape. He viewed nature in small abstract shapes and painted the geology and flora of the land in fragments.  Overtime, using his familiar brushstrokes, he built these fragments into large abstracted landscapes.  Currently, his landscapes are more representational. Yet, if one views these new paintings up close, one sees that the images are still fragmented and built of Radebaugh’s familiar abstract shapes.  Using one-point perspective and rich painterly surfaces, Radebaugh invites his audience into his landscapes.

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