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FEBRUARY 23 - 26, 2017 Albuquerque Academy Juried Exhibition
Albuquerque Academy is ranked the #5 top independent high school in the
United States. Not only is it a world-class academic institution, but it also
boasts one of the finest Visual Art Departments in this country. Students
are encouraged to think visually and creatively, in addition to thinking critically.
Academy students learn to use their eyes and their hands, as well as their
minds, and the resulting artwork they create is astounding. This juried
exhibition, now in its third year, features artworks by Academy students,
chosen by gallerists, art critics, and curators from throughout New Mexico.
These works will be available for advance viewing and bidding online at
www.turnercarrollevents.com from February 15 to 26 at 4:30 pm, and
available for direct purchase in the gallery from February 23-26.
Opening Reception Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]
FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 30, 2017 Women, Children and Immigrants:
Major Voices in Contemporary Art
In honor of the enormous contributionWomen, Children, and Immigrants have made to
contemporary art in the United States, Turner Carroll is devoting its exhibition space to them
through the end of Women's History Month (March, 2017). The exhibition features works
by Hung Liu, who came to the U.S. legally from China in 1984 with twenty dollars and two
suitcases. She left her young son behind in China while she made her way in the U.S. She
endured Mao's proletariat "re-education" program, toiling in the rice and wheat fields in the
countryside seven days a week for 4 years. Hung Liu has become one of the most important
contemporary artists of our time, and she just happens to be a woman and an immigrant.
Other artists whose works are featured in the exhibition include Raphaelle Goethals (Belgium),
Nina Tichava, Jamie Brunson, Holly Roberts, Mavis McClure, Karen Yank, Wanxin Zhang (China),
Georges Mazilu (Romania), Suzanne Sbarge, Brenda Zappitell, Drew Tal (Israel), Traian Filip
(Romania), Fausto Fernandez (Mexico), and Igor Melnikov (Russia). The voices of women
and immigrant artists have been the voice of Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors since
its inception in 1991. They have portrayed the history of the countries they left behind,
and have opened a window of perception for Americans who have seen their works.
Turner Carroll is honored and grateful to share their artistic journey.
Gallery talk times to be announced.
Opening Reception Friday, March 10, 2017 from 5 to 7pm
[n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]
APRIL 6-9, 2017 Dallas Art Fair: 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TXPreview Gala: April 6 from 7 to 10pm
Fair open daily April 7-9. Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery--adjacent to the
Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown Arts District--the 2017 Dallas
Art Fair will feature prominent national and international art dealers and galleries
exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, installations, photography, and video
by modern and contemporary artists.
The Preview Gala marks the launch of the 9th annual Dallas Art Fair on Thursday, April 6,
2017. The Preview Gala benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and
Dallas Contemporary. VIP tickets may be purchased directly through the Dallas Art Fair.
[n.b. that this event takes place in Dallas]
MAY 2017 Drew Tal: Silent Worlds Israeli artist Drew Tal was born into the rich cultural melting pot of the Middle East
in the 1960s. He grew up as a sort of artist-anthropologist, soaking in the diversity
of languages, cultural traditions, and textures of the Middle East at that time.
Tal began photographing people of different cultures, and his artistic iconography
speaks quietly and subtly of the beauty of diversity in modern global society.
Never blatant; always respectful, Tal guides us on a visual tour of humanity.
Opening Reception Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]
JULY 2017 Hung Liu: Solo Exhibition of New Paintings
Chinese artist Hung Liu came of age in China under Chairman Mao's regime. She toiled in
the wheat fields during the Cultural Revolution, and she received Soviet art training at the
Central Academy of Art in Beijing. Since Liu's immigration to the United States, she has
gained acclaim as one of the most important artists of this century. Her works are now in
such top museums as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum
of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum, Dallas
Museum of Art, and so many more. Several large monographs have been written on Liu's
life and her art. 2016 saw Hung Liu named Distinguished Artist of the year by the Fresno
Art Museum, her works exhibited in a solo exhibition at American University's Katzen Art
Center, and Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery commissioning her to paint a portrait
of Meryl Streep for its collection. Hung Liu is undeniably one of the most collectible artists
of our time, so don't miss the opportunity to see and collect her work.
Here is a link to her moving talk at the Women's March, San Francisco.
Hung Liu gallery talk date will be announced soon—stay tuned!
Opening Reception Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]
AUGUST 2017 Nina Tichava and Jamie Brunson: NEW New Mexico Abstraction
New Mexico artists Jamie Brunson and Nina Tichava create deeply symbolic abstract
paintings. Both Brunson and Tichava are highly collectible emerging artists.
A proud New Mexico native, Tichava is inspired by her upbringing near Ojo Caliente
where her mother was a weaver. The influence of New Mexico culture is evident in
Tichava's boldly delineated compositions. Tichava is a proud recipient of a Pollack-
Krasner Foundation Grant. Jamie Brunson's works come from a state of mediation.
Sometimes subtle, sometimes fiery, veils and geometry emerge in her works as they
do in states of the mind. Brunson's work is included in numerous public, museum,
and private collections throughout the US and abroad.
Opening Reception Friday, August 25, 2017 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]
SEPTEMBER 2017 Georges Mazilu: New Paintings
Georges Mazilu was born in Sibiu, Romania, and escaped that country during the
reign of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1982. His paintings have drawn the attention
of museums from Bulgaria to France, Spain, and the United States. Mazilu is a
masterful painter, trained in the Soviet style of 9 years of art education at the
Nicolae Grigorescu Fine Art Institute in Bucharest. Since his arrival on the Western
art scene, top international collectors have avidly collected his works. Turner Carroll
is Mazilu's exclusive representative in the United States; so do not miss the opportunity
to view this contemporary master's works during this exhibition.
Opening Reception Friday, September 15, 2017 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]
OCTOBER 2017 Igor Melnikov: The Human Vessel
Russian artist Igor Melnikov is one of the top artists to emerge from the post-Soviet,
Russian art world. Unlike more opportunistic Russian artists who sought to make
artwork that would appeal to the Western art collector, Melnikov has always remained
true to his intimate belief in art as a spiritual practice.
Melnikov grew up fairly isolated in Siberia, where his mother was a scientist. His own
childhood was spent largely alone, so he views the inner world of the child as the most
pure vessel of humanity. Contrary to what appears to be figurative painting at first
glance, Melnikov views his own work as conceptual art. He presents the pure human
vessel, in the form of the expressionless, innocent child; allowing the viewer to fill that
vessel with meaning as they ponder the work.
Opening Reception Friday, October 20, 2017 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]
DECEMBER 1 - 22, 2017 Suzanne Sbarge: Bestiary
New Mexico artist Suzanne Sbarge has led a fascinating artistic life. Her family emigrated
from France during World War II, ending up in a concentration camp on Martinique. She grew
up in New York, and became the studio assistant for famed feminist artist Judy Chicago. As an
art scholar and activist herself, Sbarge created the respected 516 Arts gallery in Albuquerque,
which regularly receives international attention for its exhibitions.
Suzanne's own artistry is highly intellectual, curiously combined, and finely crafted, as is her life.
She has created a "Bestiary" of combined animal and human forms, collaged together from the
materials of her own existence.
Suzanne Sbarge gallery talk date will be announced soon--stay tuned!
Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5 to 7pm [n.b. that this event takes place in Santa Fe]