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Jennie Kiessling

Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.

Conversation with a Curator: Jennie Kiessling with Michelle Cooke

Santa Fe-based artist Jennie Kiessling will discuss the family history behind her rigorously abstract series of assemblages, which are made from the most basic materials—shopping bags, tape, pencil, and gouache. The pieces in the Project Space, shown here and called “when the night is not blue,” are a kind of diary of the ongoing devastation in Gaza. Earlier works are inspired by handmade texts from her grandfather, and all her recent endeavors allude to the “role of abstraction in thinking about the world.” Questions and answers after, of course.

As with all our events, this one’s free, but please RSVP to ann@thewrightcontemporary.com so we can get a head count.


Complementing our exhibitions is a roster of lectures and programs. These have included a reading and slide lecture by Gwen Chanzit, curator of the groundbreaking exhibition “Women of Abstract Expressionism” at the Denver Art Museum; an overview of artists estate management by Jason Andres, who is in charge of  overseeing the legacies of Jack Tworkov, Elizabeth Murray, and Mimi Chen Ting, among others; a screening of Agnes Martin: Before the Grid; a panel of art dealers from Santa Fe and Taos; and an “Evening with Larry Bell,” focusing on the six-decade career of this pioneer of the California Light and Space movement (see Archived Events on the man menu).  There will be films and documentaries throughout the year, along with live events. All free, but we do ask that you rsvp to get a head count. Sign up for the newsletter on the Contact page to stay in touch with all that’s happening at the Wright.