Go (Mostly) Tiny or Go Home: Miniatures & More 2014
A yearly tradition now in its 24th rotation, the Miniatures & More show at Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW) brings together a multitude of blue-chip artists working in photography, sculpture and painting of every stripe. Unlike other shows at the museum, everything's for sale. Indulge in some sculpture from Jan Hoy, whose simple lines and crunchy patinas on pieces like the fired-clay “Continuity 1” suggest supremely pleasing heft and texture. John Healey's blue-gleaming optical glass “Allegro” is shimmeringly modern. William Haskell, a favorite depicter of northern New Mexico, employs intense shades of acrylic to produce vast depths in outdoor scenes like “Chasing Rain,” while Debra Keirce's acrylic “Blue Meets Pink” painting achieves a boozier effect with resonant hues rendering a shelf of liquor bottles.
Miniatures & More used to consist of only small works, but the & More was added in 2007 to accommodate larger pieces like John Garrett's “ICY SHIMMER,” consisting of handmade wire loops formed into chains to which metal squares and discs—raw, painted, encrusted with metal leaf, embossed or brushed—are attached, creating a detailed, moving plate of “armor.” The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, Oct. 26—though if you're a serious and well-heeled collector, you might prefer to hit the grand opening gala on Saturday (for 75 bucks a pop). For more info, see albuquerquemuseum.org or call 842-0111. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History • Sat Oct 25 • 6-9pm • $75 • View on Alibi calendar