April 23, 2012
DANIELLE SHELLEY AT DAVID RICHARD CONTEMPORARY
Art Media Agency, 04/23/2012

DANIELLE SHELLEY AT DAVID RICHARD CONTEMPORARY
Art Media Agency, 04/23/2012

The David Richard Contemporary Gallery in Santa Fe is displaying the exhibition “Earth Measure Blues” from 1 to 29 May 2012. This exhibition will display new works by Danielle Shelley.

Her latest painting series draws inspiration both from Donald Judd’s installation in Marfa, Texas, and from nature. The installation itself is made of a hundred aluminium boxes, each one with a small detail making it different from the others.

This new series is based on a collage series made of older works cut to form geometric shapes found in nature and aligned to form different patterns. The colours draw inspiration from the earth along with different blues.

Born in Houston, Danielle Shelley studied economy and history in Ithaca, the Mideast at the University of London and Africa at the University of Los Angeles. She worked successively as an independent writer, librarian and editor. She studied painting, illustration and colour at the Bay Area in Texas and won the University of Texas Prize in 2003, the Oakland Pro Arts Gallery Prize in 2004 and the Linda Durham Contemporary Art Prize in Santa Fe in 2009.

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Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts
J. Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah, 01/17/2017

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will host the art exhibition Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts, Jan. 20-March 3.

Artnauts, an art collective formed 20 years ago by George Rivera, professor of art and art history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, consists of 300 global artists who serve as goodwill ambassadors, acknowledging and supporting victims of oppression worldwide. Their creativity has generated over 230 exhibitions across five continents. Five faculty members from the U’s Department of Art and Art History are members of the collective, Sandy Brunvand, Beth Krensky, V. Kim Martinez, Brian Snapp and Xi Zhang.

Globalocation derives from “Globalocational Art” — a concept used by the Artnauts to refer to their exhibitions in international venues. It is the mission of the Artnauts to take art to places of contention, and this anniversary exhibition is a sample of places where they have been and themes they have addressed.

“The Artnauts could not exist without the commitment of the artists in the collective to a common vision of the transformative power of art,” said Rivera. “The Artnauts make their contribution with art that hopefully generates a dialogue with an international community on subjects that are sometimes difficult to raise.”

Krensky, associate department chair of the Art and Art History Department, had the opportunity to travel with Rivera in Chile as part of an Artnauts project, working with mothers who were searching for their children who had mysteriously disappeared during a time of political unrest.

“When I travelled to Chile in 1998, George and I spent an afternoon with the Mothers of the Disappeared, and the meeting changed my life,” said Krensky. “It was from that moment on that I placed a picture of them on my desk to look at every day. I was so moved by what they each had lost — a son, a brother, a father — and yet what remained for them was a deep, deep well of love. They were fierce warriors and stood up to the government to demand the whereabouts and information of the people who had disappeared, but they lived within profound love.”

The 20th anniversary exhibition at the Marriott Library is a retrospective of the traveling works the Artnauts have toured around the globe. The exhibition will be located on level three of the library. The opening reception is open to the public and will be held on Friday, Jan 20, 4-6 p.m. Rivera will speak at 4 p.m.

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