An Exibition of Dolls at the Tower Gallery in Pojoaque Valley
The Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery is exhibiting a new-curated exhibition by Rose B. Simpson. Doll; An Intimate Figure will run from November 26 through end of January 2012.
Simpson’s curatorial statement describes the show;
“An anthropomorphic plaything is a functional sculpture. In most of our lives, “art” has become a separate identity, something that exists in a separate realm than our everyday existence. Some of the last prominent experiences of a physical and intimate relationship to art were through the act of childhood imagination and play. Can we remember those experiences of creative functionality and apply them to objects of interaction for ourselves in the present?”
The exhibition will be held on the third floor of the Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery.The main floor features many bronze and clay original works of renowned sculptor Roxanne Swentzell. Simpson, Roxanne’s daughter and recent Rhode Island School of Design graduate student, is curating this show of selected artists.
Simpson explains more about her show; “I chose to curate this exhibition with artists in mind that I feel are creative and flexible enough to take on the specific subject of the exhibition. I am incredibly excited about the depth of potential that the talented communities of artists I belong to are capable of.”
Artists include; Nora Naranjo-Morse, Roxanne Swentzell, Cannupa Hanska-Luger, Erika Wanenmacher, America Meredith, Tony Abeyta, Courtney Leonard, Eliza Naranjo-Morse, Mark Rice, Emilia Edwards, Fonda Yoshimoto, Penny Singer and Marla Allison to name a few.
Located fifteen minutes north of Santa Fe and adjacent to the Poeh Museum on the Pueblo of Pojoaque,
Doll, will be a personal communication of local and national artists all in one exhibition. The gallery will also
feature new clay Koshari by sculptor Roxanne Swentzell.