For five decades, Santa Fe-based artist Madelin Coit has explored different materials, methodologies, and means of making art. She has worked in performance and video, painted exquisite lyrical abstractions, coaxed polycarbonate plastic into beguiling shapes, played with Duchampian puns in neon, and used found objects to explore charged psycho-sexual territory.
All of these approaches, we are delighted to report, will be touched in a mini-retrospective devoted to the artist. Stay tuned for more details.


627 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, New Mexico

The Wright Contemporary is a gallery in Taos, NM, dedicated to the artists of northern New Mexico.

Named for the Santa Fe-based artist and benefactor Ira Wright, the gallery plans ten to twelve shows per year, curated by art journalist and director Ann Landi and artist Michelle Cooke. Our debut show was “Explosive Abstraction,” which closed on August 8.  Next on the agenda was “Taos Draws!,” a round-up of draftsmen (and women) from the area in the main galleries, followed by “New Geometries,” “Photography in Black and White,” “Botanicals,” and a show dedicated to Santa Fe painters Phillis Ideal and Tom Martinelli.

In The Wright Office and The Project Space, we have featured works by Zoe Zimmerman, Jan Sessler, Barbara Kemp Cowlin, Dana Chodzko, benefactor Ira Wright, and others.

Complementing the exhibitions is a roster of lectures and programs. In the past few months, Gwen Chanzit, curator emerita of the Denver Art Museum, gave an illustrated lecture on the origins of abstraction, while Jason Andrew, from Artist Estate Management LLC, spoke to a full house about getting your affairs in order before you travel to that great studio in the sky (a video of this talk is available on YouTube).  An “Evening with Larry Bell,” also on YouTube, investigated the myriad aspects of the artist’s long and stellar career) and during the Taos Fall Arts Festival, Marcie Begleiter was on hand to screen her landmark documentary Eva Hesse, with a discussion about the making of the film afterward. Other speakers have included with Louis Grachos, director of SITE Santa Fe and David Chickey, publisher of Radius Books.

Be sure to enter your email address on the Contact page of the site, so you can stay up to speed on shows and events.

The Wright Contemporary is located at 627 Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos, New Mexico. It’s on the main route leading to the downtown historic district, with ample parking around the gallery. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m.