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Now and Then: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary and Historical Artists    Dec 27, 2013 - Jan 26, 2014

Jack and Jill
Boyd and Evans
Jack and Jill, 1996
Velvet Blue
Dan Christensen
Velvet Blue, 1986
Saint George
Howard Daum
Saint George, 1961-1964
Great Horned Owl
Tom Palmore
Great Horned Owl, 1995
Jeanette Pasin Sloan
Teapot, 2013
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Now and Then:
A Group Exhibition of Contemporary
and Historical Artists
Exhibition: December 27, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Gallery Hours: Mon- Fri 10AM – 6PM;
Sat 10AM-5PM; Sun by appointment

LewAllen Galleries is pleased to present Now and Then: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary and Historical Artists. The show celebrates the Modernist practice within the context of visual art by juxtaposing the works of artists expressing its impulses decades apart. Motifs included range from representational engagements with subjects drawn from the everyday life to pure non-objective expressions designed to impart meaning and elicit emotional effect from color and surface texture variations. The allure of the indistinct, quirky, mysterious and transcendence of the conventional is a common element throughout many works in the show though these characteristics manifest in very different ways.

The exhibit is a veritable catalog of Modernist devices including odd perspective and figural distortion in work that presents imaginative interpretation of the quotidian, blends of the objective with the non-objective, use of shape and line to convey indeterminate abstract meaning, interplays of material physicality and executant technique. Presented are works by a large group of international artists from more than 70 years of the Modernist period, including such known historical figures as Alexander Calder, Lawrence Lebduska, Karl Nolde, and André Favory, as well as major figures of contemporary Modernism such as Dan Christensen, Emily Mason, Italo Scanga, Woody Gwyn, Jeanette Pasin Sloan, Tom Palmore, Forrest Moses, and John Fincher, and emerging up-and-comers working within the heritage such as Connie Connally, Tyson Skross, Veruska Vagen and Pedro Surocca.

The exchanges between time and place of each artist that the varying techniques and styles invite the observer to explore and discover new meanings and linkages between historical and contemporary paintings and artists, prompting new art historical routes and potential trajectories. The exhibit will be on view through January 26, 2014 at LewAllen’s Railyard Arts District location.

For additional information and images, please contact Liane McMillian by phone at 505-988-3250 or via email at lmcmillian@lewallengalleries.com.

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