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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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Martha Rea Baker recently completed two additional paintings from the 2017 Hill Country Arts Foundation art retreat.
This diptych, created with liquid and heavy body acrylic paints on Ampersand 2″ cradled Gessobord, is enhanced with oil pastel and china marker line work.
A studio shot of Martha showing work created during the retreat–a productive start to 2017!
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With this last painting completed in 2016 we send warm wishes for a creative and productive new year! Martha Rea Baker will be returning to the Texas Hill Country for her twelvth annual January painting retreat. The Hill Country Arts Foundation provides an inspirational setting for both visual and performing arts and is an excellent resource for professional artists and students, alike.
Stay tuned — we will post work completed during the retreat which culminates with an exhibit in the Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Center on the HCAF campus.
Cheers, Studio Tres Picos and Martha Rea Baker
We have posted a few installation photos of Martha Rea Baker’s paintings at Karan Ruhlen Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM. The “In the Abstract” opening on Friday, May 23 was a great success despite the stormy weather. Baker’s new work was well received with four paintings selected by collectors.
Two of the paintings in the original installation were sold before the photos were taken. We will post them below.