Must-See Art Guide: Santa Fe

This week's guide features Milton Avery, Walt Gonske, Renata Adler, and more.

Milton Avery, Dark Mountain (1958). Courtesy of Yares Art.

Santa Fe might be in for some intense weather this weekend—keep an eye out for another potential flash flood watch, everybody!—but the show must go on with the hottest art event of the summer, Art Santa Fe. The international contemporary art fair is celebrating its 17th annual edition, and today through Sunday you’ll find a wide selection of artists and galleries from around the world at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

For those of you wanting to venture further afield, be sure to get out there and explore local gallery and museum exhibitions as well. Head to Charlotte Jackson Fine Art for a group show featuring colorful and Pop-y works by Pard Morrison, Paul Sarkisian, Michael Post, and more. There’s also a terrific Milton Avery survey up at Yares Art through September you won’t want to miss. The exhibition, focusing on the American artist’s early works on paper and late paintings, offers a chance to see the evolution of his trademark style of luminous color and stylized forms. Then, there’s the well-curated “Vasa Vasorum: The Vase in Contemporary Art and Design” at Peters Projects. Far from being a boring show about vases, it presents a variety of decorative art vessels and probes questions about their ubiquity in art. As the press release argues, the vase’s “banality is its power and reach, a source of endless metaphor and conceptual play.”

Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and stay cool out there.


Walt Gonske, Wolf Creek. Courtesy of Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

Exhibition:The Art of Walt Gonske: A Retrospective
 June 23–July 21, 2018
Where: Nedra Matteucci Galleries, 1075 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM

Wada Waichisai III, Flower Basket (late 1940s–1972). Courtesy of TAI Modern.

Exhibition:Three Generations of Wada Waichisai
 June 29–July 22, 2018
Where: TAI Modern, 1601 Pasaeo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM

Peter Sarkisian, Registered Driver Flat Series: RED 1963 Ford Pick-Up, Large Version (2009). Courtesy of Charlotte Jackson Fine Art.

Exhibition:Color Bites: A Group Exhibition
 June 29–July 29, 2018
Where: Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, 554 Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM

Renata Adler, #1 USA, COLORADO, ROCKY MTS | SWISS ALPS (2018). Courtesy of Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art.

Exhibition:Renata Aller: Mountain Interval
 July 6–August 4, 2018
Where: Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 558 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM

“Joerael Elliott: A Clip of Petals.” Courtesy of Santa Fe Center for Contemporary Arts.

Exhibition:Joerael Elliott: A Clip of Petals
 May 4–August 5, 2018
Where: Santa Fe Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

Jill Moser, Ryder (2011). Courtesy of James Kelly Contemporary.

Exhibition:The Last Picture Show
 July 29–September 3, 2018
Where: James Kelly Contemporary, 1611 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM

Milton Avery, Lakeside (1960). Courtesy of Yares Art.

Exhibition:Milton Avery: Early Works on Paper + Late Paintings
When: July 6–September 22, 2018
Where: Yares Art, 1222 Flagman Way, Santa Fe, NM

Betty Woodman, March 10, #1 (2015). Courtesy of Peters Projects.

Exhibition:Vasa Vasorum: The Vase in Contemporary Art and Design
 June 8–September 22, 2018
Where: Peter Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM

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