EXPLOSIVE ABSTRACTION | Date to be Announced
The Wright Contemporary is a gallery in Taos, NM, dedicated to the artists of northern New Mexico. A tentative opening is set for mid-June, 2022.
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. Among the exhibitions planned for 2022 are “Explosive Abstraction,” “About the Body,” “New York/New Mexico/New Geometries,” “The New Mexico Landscape,” and “Taos Draws!”
Complementing the exhibitions is a roster of lectures and programs. These include a reading and slide lecture by Gwen Chanzit, curator at the Denver Art Museum, on the origins of gestural abstraction; a screening of the documentary Eva Hesse, with a behind-the-scenes talk from filmmaker Marcie Begleiter; a panel of Santa Fe art dealers on what it takes to make it as an artist in New Mexico; David Chickey, editor of Radius Books in Santa Fe, on publishing limited edition books about artists; and Annalyn Swan and Mark Stevens on their biography of Francis Bacon. There will also be films and documentaries shown throughout the year, such as Robert Hughes’s series American Visions for PBS and Simon Schama’s The Power of Art.
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 behind the gallery.