abstract art, Albuquerque Art Museum, Martha Rea Baker, Miniatures & More, Museum show, Oil/ cold wax on canvas, Santa Fe artist
The 25th Anniversary Miniatures & More Exhibit benefiting the Albuquerque Art Museum on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 was, once again, a huge success. Over one hundred artists entered miniature paintings and sculptures and twelve artists were invited to exhibit one large piece each. The jury committee chose Martha Rea Baker’s oil and cold wax painting, Dusk.
The following artist statement accompanied Baker’s painting installed in the museum:
“The concept of “Time” has been an ongoing theme in my work for many years–the passage of time and its effects on our natural world. Whether depicting chronological time, marking passage of hours days and seasons or an ancient age glimpsed through excavation, the painting process of adding, subtracting and careful editing is a metaphor for life’s timeline.
The painting, Dusk references that hour at the end of the day when activities are winding down. Through many layers of oil paint mixed with cold wax medium, scraped back and incised to discover what lies beneath, glimpses of the day are revealed.”
We are pleased to to announce that Dusk sold at auction with 40% of the proceeds benefiting programs of the Albuquerque Art Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Rhonda Dore said:
Martha Rae, your work is beautiful, and I am so pleased that the museum chose your piece. I only wish photography could really show all the subtleties I’m sure are there. There is really nothing like being the one who got to see all those layers build and take shape, is there? Congratulations. Enjoy this well-deserved recognition.
Martha Rea Baker said:
Thanks Rhonda for your lovely comment. I so appreciate it! Martha