Santa Fe, NM
September 27-October 10
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This month, Canyon Road Contemporary Art presents a new show titled Sculpture & Glass, featuring contemporary sculpture by Casey Horn, kiln-worked glass by Doug Gillis, and kinetic sculpture by Roger Hubbard.
Horn’s sculptural interpretations of Japanese Kanji summon the ancient calligraphic art with precise detail, while also adapting the symbols for the contemporary palette in three dimensions. The works in the show are a continuation of Horn’s Calligraphy Transformed series. “The new pieces are pushing the bounds of sculptural calligraphy by creating more depth and movement, while maintaining balance and form,” he explains. One example of this new approach is a recent piece titled FRIEND. “The concave surfaces [of the sculpture] are a new element to my work,” Horn says.
Another artist pushing the boundaries of his work is Gillis, who presents about 20 new fused-glass works in the show. “Whenever I’m working, I always make time for the exploration of new techniques,” Gillis says, explaining that these experiments often become the basis for future works. His latest body of work exhibits multiple new avenues of exploration. “Rather than focusing on one theme or series, for this show I’m building upon many ideas to add breadth and depth,” he says. Each piece Gillis creates is designed to be modular, meaning collectors can mix and match any number of pieces to create their own unique sets. Many collectors are drawn to this element of personalization, as well as the contemporary and elegant style of Gillis’ work.
Contemporary elegance is also displayed in Hubbard’s works, but in a very different form. Hubbard’s kinetic sculptures have been described as celebrations of the ingenuity of art. “My outdoor wind sculpture has a mind of its own,” he jokes. “In the gentlest of winds, one element begins to rotate softly … then another element rotates in the opposite direction … with a smidge more wind a third element spins, and a stainless-steel ballet has begun.”
An opening reception for all three artists takes place on Friday, September 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the show continues through October 10. —Lindsay Mitchell
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