NEW “POP UP” ART GALLERY LAUNCHES IN THE RAILYARD

MADE: Santa Fe offers a new "pop-up" gallery downtown for the summer!

MADE:SantaFe, a new “pop-up” art gallery in the Railyard area, launches July 18 through August 1, 2015 with the exhibition, “Maximal/Minimal: Work by Sheila Kramer, Bonnie Lynch, and Linda Lynch.” Inspired by the natural elements of sky, earth, water and fire, they create maximal impact with their intensely focused paintings, ceramics, and drawings. The opening reception is Saturday, July 18, 2015, 5-7pm.

New York City-based artist Sheila Kramer draws inspiration from her experiences as a single-engine pilot where, as she describes, “Light and weather are physically changing presences and constant companions.” Her deeply saturated, abstract paintings evoke a sense of place and memory. A regular traveler, Kramer’s pieces in “Maximal/Minimal” take the viewer on a trip across the world – from New Mexican skies to vistas in Montauk, Cornwall, Mumbai, and Shanghai.

Bonnie Lynch is inspired by the open spaces of the Southwest and the simple, elegant forms found in nature. Working from her Santa Fe and Texas studios, she hand builds thin-walled clay vessels that are then pit-fired. The firing process in which smoke infuses with the clay gives each piece a unique and other-worldly finish.

Linda Lynch’s monochromatic, black and white drawings are abstractions of shape and line. Based in Columbus, NM, she draws inspiration from her dual interest in landscape and the nature of drawing. A Zen practitioner, she also investigates universal themes of identity and memory. "Rather than experiencing drawing through narrative or representation,” Lynch says, "it is to rely on...the real force of nature, rather than the image of it." 

MADE:SantaFe is also debuting the Yvonne O’Gara Collection of locally-designed home accessories, and scarves. A donation of 20% of sales from her limited edition “Santa Fe Opera” wraps will be donated to the Santa Fe Opera. From her Velarde, NM studio, O’Gara transforms vintage saris, kimonos, and silk velvets into her “sustained luxury” line of one-of-a-kind contemporary pieces for the home and wardrobe.

MADE:SantaFe is located at 508 Camino de la Familia and is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm and on Sunday from 12-5pm. For more information, go to MADE:Santa Fe.

MADE:SantaFe is a production of MADE Art, LLC, an NYC-based art consultancy dedicated to enhancing private and corporate spaces with strategically curated art. Through limited-engagement, “pop-up” galleries like MADE:SantaFe, collectors can discover and acquire art in intimate, inviting venues in the US and abroad. MADE Art, LLC was founded by artist and curator Katarina Wong, who received her BA from St. John’s College and has an MFA from the University of Maryland and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

ARTIST BIOS

Sheila Kramer received her MFA from Kent State University, OH. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and also in France, most recently at the Bruno Marina Gallery in NYC. She has been invited to numerous artist residencies including at the Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY; the BAU Institute, Otranto, Italy; and Brisons Vior, Cornwall, England. Her work is in numerous private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Bonnie Lynch shows her work in the U.S. and abroad, including recently at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France; Gebert Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM; and the Moody Gallery in Houston, TX. Her work has been collected by numerous individuals and organizations, including the Haags Gementemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands; the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas; and the Robert Wilson/Watermill Foundation in New York, NY.

Linda Lynch received her BFA in drawing and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. She exhibits throughout the U.S. and internationally, and her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; Harvard University Art Museums; Yale University Art Gallery; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the University of California at Los Angeles Hammer Museum; and the Menil Collection, Houston.

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