Duane Reed Gallery – Upcoming Events

John Garrett
October 23 — December 12, 2015

Opening Reception – Friday, October 23, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present the sculptural works of John Garrett. John Garrett was raised in southern New Mexico, influenced by Native American arts and crafts. His intrigue with the tools, systems and materials involved in weaving and other textile constructions were nurtured and developed through courses with Neda Al-Hilali and Marion Stewart. Garrett has been working with the application of textile technologies and imagery to various materials for the past thirty-five years. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in hundreds of exhibitions. Currently a full time studio artist in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he taught for many years at colleges and universities in California, including Scripps College and UCLA. He now teaches workshops nationwide on creativity and the use of textile methods to create sculpture. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Mr. Garrett fellowships in 1983 and 1995. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council College of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding artistic achievement and leadership in the field. Garrett’s work is an engrossing exploration in tactile intricacies through repetition of form, while simultaneously providing the viewer with a myriad of textures and colors to explore.

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Nancy Newman Rice
October 23 — December 12, 2015

Opening Reception – Friday, October 23rd, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Duane Reed Gallery proudly presents the intricate oil paintings of Nancy Newman Rice.  Nancy Newman Rice was born in New York City and was educated at Cornell University and at Washington University, where she earned a BFA with honors and an MFA. She has received awards that include a National Endowment for the Arts/MMA Fellowship for painting, and nominations for a Tiffany Award and an AVA Award in the Visual Arts. Ms. Rice has exhibited her work internationally and has had a number of solo exhibits in both galleries and museums. Rice states about her work:  “In my paintings, the viewer observes but does not enter as the confusion of space is meant for contemplation rather than adventure…My influences…extend to architectural drawings, the girders of anticipated buildings and especially scaffolding that fills those spaces. They are skeletons and place holders which define spatial containment, and are evidence of the sacred geometry that is the armature of empirical experience.” Rice’s work is deeply experiential, utilizing overlaid images that provide the viewer with a hypnotizing perspective; her paintings transcend time as one is able to view progression from conception to finalization as a singular moment.