For the third time in as many years, Martha Rea Baker has been selected to exhibit in the Albuquerque Museum of Arts annual gala, ArtsThrive (formerly Miniatures and MORE). Martha will be showing three 12″ x 12″ x 2″ encaustics on panel from her Japanese Garden series.
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Studio Tres Picos, the studio of Martha Rea Baker – paintings completed and in progress
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Martha Rea Baker surrounded by paintings soon to be delivered to Owen Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM for the July 21st opening of the two-person exhibit Surfaces and Shapes.
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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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Martha Rea Baker is honored to be included in this upcoming book co-authored by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin on the subject of cold wax medium. This much anticipated book, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts and Conversations is currently at the printers and will be available soon.
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Martha Rea Baker recently returned from her twelfth year attending the non-assisted annual art retreat in Ingram, TX at the Hill Country Arts Foundation. She worked in acrylic on canvases and panels, finishing two paintings and four more nearing completion.
Stay tuned—–more work will be posted when finished!