By Show and Tell
By Bree Davies
By Bree Davies
By Cory Casciato
By Emilie Johnson
By Robin Edwards
By Bree Davis
By Josiah M. Hesse
In the past couple of years, Illig carried out his ideas with charcoal drawings that were more than sixty feet long. He's shifted gears for the Spark show; instead of doing continuous compositions of interlocking scenes on rolls of paper, he's done "The Meaning of Sensation," which is made up of 21 individual two-foot-by-two-foot panels and is part of his ongoing "Modular Dialogue" series.
Interestingly, Illig achieves the same effect as before, because he's assembled the small panels so that they function as parts of one piece; he also envisions the arrangements changing so that the stories change, too. Here he's lined up depictions of a young woman on a phone, a TV with its screen shattered and a collapsing chimney (above), among some eighteen others. In addition, the Illig display includes a handful of single-panel paintings and a drawing in the same style.
In the west half of the gallery is Ripe, featuring photo-based botanicals by Susan Rubin. On the wall facing the entrance, Rubin has scattered more than a dozen shots of vegetables, which are carried out in photocopy on canvas tinted with colored pencil and pastel. In front, on a sculpture stand, is a clear acrylic bowl filled with cubes made of photocopies of lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and other salad ingredients.
There will be a reception on Friday, December 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the twelfth annual "Luminarias" walk on Santa Fe. DIALOGUE: 21 and Ripe run through December 10; a "Coffee With the Artist" event featuring both Illig and Rubin is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. that same day.