Event Details

"Through the Near Trees"

Time: November 16, 2012 at 6pm to December 6, 2012 at 7pm
Location: Palette Contemporary Art Craft
Street: 7400 Montgomery Blvd. NE
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map: http://www.palettecontemporar…
Phone: 505-855-7777
Event Type: art, opening
Organized By: Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2012

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Palette Contemporary Art and Craft presents, "Through the Near Trees", featuring new works by Pam Conrad in her fourth show at our gallery. Please  join us on Friday, November 16 from 5-8PM and either renew your acquaintance with or meet Pam for the first time!


Pam's paintings are a derivative of traditional intarsia paintings for traditional "intarsia" is a wood-working technique that uses varied shapes, sizes, and pieces of wood which are then fitted together to create a mosaic-like composition that offers an illusion of depth.  However, Pam's paintings provide  ACTUAL DEPTH ! Her novel interpretation of the the intarsia concept leads her to paint colorful landscapes with foreground or "Near Tree(s)" protruding.

Pam writes, "Why trees? Why the NEAR trees? My desire is to be outside as much as time allows and I have always lived in treed places. Near the house, the trees are close, but, always they are a frame for something: the bright changing colors of the trees, the pink and browns of already dried and curled oak, cones of pine and pinion, and colors of juniper foliage and berries, with all these becoming new as the seasons change.

When these trees open  to the expanse beyond, they frame the distance, the mountains, cut fields of snow and rock cliffs, all presenting an endless variety of geography. They are the verticals and sometimes the horizontals that add geometry to space, dividing the visual plane into new and interesting shapes. Their repetitive verticals lead you further and further back into what is imagined. Their fallen leaves of all shapes and sizes form clouds of color in front of and behind each other in hues we could not imagine or make up.

We who live with the trees are fortunate to have them NEAR!"

Palette Contemporary Art And Craft is located at 7400 Montgomery Blvd.NE in Albuquerque's Northeast Heights between Louisiana and Pennsylvania Blvds. Our gallery hours are Monday thru Saturday, 10AM - 6PM MST. For more information, please contact us by phone at 505-855-7777 or e-mail via palettetoo@qwestoffice.net . Our artwork can also be viewed at www.palettecontemporary.com .


We look forward to seeing you on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 5-8 PM.

 Kurt Nelson + Angie Poynter

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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