Alibi V.18 No.25 • June 18-24, 2009 

Gallery Box

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

A view inside Palette
A view inside Palette
Paul Kohlman

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft showcases work from dozens of contemporary artists. Pieces from New Mexico artists as well as artists from across the US and around the world all call Palette home. Modernist pieces in various media, including clay, jewelry, mixed media and paintings are all represented, and highlights from abroad include paintings by Aboriginal Australian artists and a print made from a Claes Oldenburg woodcut. Especially notable is the gallery's collection of art glass, which includes intricately patterned hand-blown glass marbles that kids would probably dream about adding to their collection and that grown-ups will also find aesthetically intriguing.

The gallery hosts demonstrations as well as gallery openings. If you missed out on any, Palette has started putting them on a YouTube site here. Palette's summer schedule includes participation in Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, or SOFA, in Santa Fe; Dwell on Design Los Angeles, the largest modern design event on the West Coast; and the Denver Modernism show in August. Now through June 19, catch photography by Steve Lewis in the show Past Perfect. An exhibit of slab-built ceramics by Andrew Van Assche opens at Palette on August 21. For other upcoming events, visit palettecontemporary.com or call 855-7777.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft is located at 7400 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 22. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.