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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.
- Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or not come later. It may be a valuable delusion.
- The pretty initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued – except as a stimulus for further moves.
- Do search. But in order to find other than what is searched for.
- Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable.
- Don’t “discover” a subject – of any kind.
- Somehow don’t be bored – but if you must, use it in action. Use its destructive potential.
- Mistakes can’t be erased but they move you from your present position.
- Keep thinking about Pollyanna.
- Tolerate chaos.
- Be careful only in a perverse way.
Recently delivered to Ruhlen – Owen Contemporary on Canyon Road in Santa FE, NM is this second version of The Butterfly Effect by Martha Rea Baker.
Santa Fe artist, Martha Rea Baker, is experimenting with pouring encaustic wax onto panels. This technique achieves a translucent and fluid composition.
Inspired by Poetry
Haiku VI and Haiku VII have been delivered to Ruhlen – Owen Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM. Each paintings measures 24″ x 24″ x 2″— encaustic on cradled panel.
Winter solitude The snow falls falls/
in a world of one color as I watch the snow
the sound of wind I am walking/
Basho Matsuo it cannot be otherwise
Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential. -Wassily Kandinsky-