March 30, 2012
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David Richard Gallery, at 130 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe, will open at 544 South Guadalupe Street on or about May 7, 2012, taking over the space vacated by Gebert Contemporary. (Gebert Contemporary will be consolidating its operations at its headquarters Santa Fe location of 558 Canyon Road.) The moving of David Richard’s gallery location to the Railyards district constitutes an additional exhibition space for the gallery, said David Eichholtz, co-director with Richard Barger of the three-year-old gallery specializing in post-war American art. (featured image: Michael Cook.)

David Richard will join James Kelly Contemporary, William Siegal Gallery, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, and TAI gallery as contemporary art spaces with presence at the Railyard. BOX Gallery has closed. LewAllen Contemporary across from SITE Santa Fe, and Zane-Bennett Gallery at 435 South Guadalupe Street, are other members of the “Last Friday Artwalk” Railyard galleries, which collaborate to host a walk of art gallery openings on the last Friday of every month. (Including tonight, when openings include: Bill Jacobson, Place, at Jim Kelly (550 So. Guadalupe), and George Baselitz/James Drake (prints) at Zane-Bennett Gallery, 435 So. Guadalupe.

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January 17, 2017
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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