The Wright Contemporary is a not-for-profit gallery in Taos, NM, dedicated to the arts and artists of northern New Mexico.
Named for the Santa Fe-based artist and benefactor, Ira Wright, the gallery plans eight to ten shows per year, curated by art journalist and director Ann Landi. Among the exhibitions planned for 2022 are “Explosive Abstraction,” “About the Body,” “Geometric Abstraction,” “The New Mexico Landscape,” and “Taos Draws!” Complementing the exhibition is a roster of lectures and programs free to the public. These include a reading and slide lecture by Karen Wilkin, a curator and critic from New York, 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; and Anna lynn Swann 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, just north of the Albertson’s shopping complex. It’s on the main route leading to the downtown historic district, with ample parking behind the gallery.