MATTHEWS GALLERY LAUNCHES SALON 669 EVENT SERIES
Santa Fe gallery to recreate 20th century Parisian art salon
Santa Fe, NM— September 8, 2013- Paris was the center of the art world in the early 20th century, when American art collector Gertrude Stein would throw Saturday night gatherings for friends like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso in her living room-turned-gallery. For two weekends in October, the Matthews Gallery will revive the crackling energy of a Parisian salon right here in 21st century Santa Fe at new event series SALON 669. Visitors will have the chance to attend art discussions in a re-creation of a Pari- sian sitting room and browse two exhibitions, NEW HORIZONS: Focus on Landscapes from October 18- 27 and ART ON PAPER: Fine Art Prints from October 25-27.
“Santa Fe is one of the nation’s art meccas, so I’ve often asked myself, ‘Where’s the salon?’” says gallery owner Lawrence Matthews. “This fall we’re bringing the City of Lights to the City Different, and everyone’s invited.” SALON 669 is part of the Santa Fe Gallery Association’s Art Matters, an annual celebration featuring multiple educational events and exhibitions throughout the local art community that runs October 18-20 and 25-27. Read on for information about the Matthews Gallery’s events:
October 18-27 Opening Oct. 18, 5-7 pm
In NEW HORIZONS, the Matthews Gallery will draw from its historic and contemporary collections to trace the stunning evolution of landscape art in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The opening on Friday, October 18 will feature a special panel discussion with gallery owner Lawrence Matthews and regional landscape artists on the legacy of landscape art in Santa Fe and Taos and its impact on the contemporary genre.
October 25-27 Opening Oct. 25, 5-7 pm
ART ON PAPER tracks some of modern history’s most influential artists using the fine art prints they left behind. The Matthews Gallery’s dynamic collection of historic lithographs, woodblock prints and etch- ings will take visitors down the alleyways of Paris and on a voyage to French Polynesia. At the opening on Friday, October 25, curator Jordan Eddy will discuss the history of printmaking and gallery owner Lawrence Matthews will tell the stories behind prints by Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Gauguin.
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