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SURFACES and SHAPES
July 21 – August 3, 2017 – Owen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.
MARTHA REA BAKER has completed new work for the upcoming exhibit in oil/cold wax on panel and acrylic on canvas.
Danube I, II, III 30″ x 30″ each Oil/cold wax on panel
Canyonlands III 48″ x 60″ Acrylic mixed media on canvas
The Butterfly Effect III 30″ x 30″ Acrylic mixed media on canvas
Contemplation IV, V, VI, VII, VIII (studio shot)
24″ x 6″, 8″, 6′, 12″, 6″ Oil/cold wax on Panel
Watch for more work to be posted soon—-
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MARTHA REA BAKER | BRET PRICE
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 5:00pm Thu, Aug 3, 2017 5:00pm
Shapes and Surfaces
Martha Rea Baker and Bret Price
SANTA FE, NM. Owen Contemporary is delighted to announce Shapes and Surfaces, a duet exhibition featuring new works by New Mexico abstract painter Martha Rea Baker and California sculptor Bret Price.
The surface is the viewer’s introduction to each painting created by Martha Rea Baker. The texture, color, shapes, and value all may spark an idea, convey a message or evoke an emotion. However, the surface also begs the question, “What lies below?” In each painting a history is built through multiple layers of paint application, mark making and drawing, removal and veiling of information. It is the artist’s intent that the surface of the painting will draw the viewer in to discover that the work is more than skin deep.
Baker’s new body of work continues to be land-based, inspired by the textures, colors and light of the Southwest landscape–ancient landforms affected by the passage of time —- natural weathering and human intervention.
Born in Corsicana, Texas and raised in Clinton, Mississippi, Baker attended the University of Mississippi and received her BA from University of California, Santa Barbara. She continued her art studies at the University of Dallas and Collin College in Texas as well as European studies. Since 2006 Baker has resided in Santa Fe where she has become a well-established abstract artist.
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Small Works for the Holidays!
Reception December 9th, 5-7pm
In conjunction with the Santa Fe Film Festival
Canyon Road Art Crawl
Treat yourself or someone you love to an original piece of art!
Several of our artists have created unique gems for the holidays.
Please click on an image to view our website for all available works and sizes!
Martha Rea Baker, Desert Rhythms 15, 16, 17, 6×6″ each, encaustic on panel
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Martha Rea Baker talks about her recent work for the upcoming exhibit on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These encaustic hot wax paintings are part of the new series, “Desert Rhythms” inspired by Baker’s ten years of living in the American Southwest.
Ruhlen – Owen Contemporary presents “Journey”
A Solo Exhibit by mixed media artist, Martha Rea Baker
September 16 – September 29, 2016
Opening Artist Reception September 16, 5-7pm
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“It’s not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. It’s more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.” – Robert Motherwell
Motherwell’s quote describes the painting process of Santa Fe, NM artist, Martha Rea Baker. Her abstract paintings go through many stages during their creation and arrive at the finished state through the addition, subtraction and careful editing of information.
This encaustic diptych will be shown in Baker’s upcoming solo exhibit “Journey”, at Ruhlen – Owen Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM – Sept 16 – 29, 2016.
Recently Announced: RUHLEN – OWEN CONTEMPORARY will feature MARTHA REA BAKER in a solo exhibition in their Canyon Road gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Martha Rea Baker – Mixed Media
September 16 – 29, 2016
Opening artist reception: Friday, September 16, 5 – 7pm
Baker will be showing her abstract paintings in both encaustic and oil/cold wax.
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A new abstract painting has been delivered to Ruhlen – Owen Contemporary on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico.