Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Bold & Surprising at Jane Sauer Gallery

NEW BOLD & SURPRISING is the title of the group show of new gallery artists now represented by Jane Sauer Gallery. The artists are John Dodd, Krista Harris, Patrick McGrath Muñiz and Kent Townsend. Two are painters and two are furniture designers. Krista’s paintings are abstract while mine are figurative. All four artists having very different backgrounds make this show an interesting combination of distinctive creative explorations. Here’s a little more about the work of each of us:

John Dodd designs contemporary furniture that simply and elegantly performs its function. “My furniture does not try to define the difference between art and exists quietly between the two. Known as Foyer Greetings, these pieces are designed to serve as backdrops for precious objects, collections or living plants.”

John Dodd
Quartered Wenge, concrete
33" x 60" x 12"

Krista Harris is a modernist painter whose work has roots in abstract expressionist traditions, yet embraces a style that is uniquely her own. Elegantly composed and delicately balanced, her work has a mesmerizing quality. Shapes and lines appear to morph in and out of focus, colors shift like seasons, and subtle imagery whispers beneath the surface.

Krista Harris
Acrylic on linen
48" x 36"

Patrick McGrath Muñiz is a painter whose work “responds to our global age with its current crisis and prevalent mythology. I have created an anachronistic imaginary world where pagan gods, heroes and saints are resurrected from the vestiges of a post-industrial landscape. My work opens up a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of questions about how we got to our present global condition. I paint on small ‘retablos’ adopting Renaissance and Baroque painting techniques.” 

Patrick McGrath Muñiz
Oil and metal leaf on canvas
36" x 36"

Kent Townsend creates one of a kind furniture representing a unique blending of the beauty, elegance, and materials of the natural world, and the creative spirit of one’s imagination.  Kent uses exotic woods and woodworking techniques rarely seen in modern furniture making.

Kent Townsend
Bubinga wood, handmade silver pulls
Ten sided torpedo legs
36" x 48" x 18"

The opening of this show will be this Friday, December 2nd, from 5 to 7 pm and the show will be up until January 6, 2012.

Jane Sauer Gallery is located at 652 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The gallery hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm

For more information on the gallery and the artists please visit