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Winged Victory Opening Reception

Saturday July 1, 2017

1715 Fifth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM

Phone: 505-977-9643
Website: Click to Visit






Deborah Gavel

Phone: (505) 366-1104
Website: Click to Visit

More events at Factory on 5th Art Space

New paintings and works on paper from Deborah Gavel inspired by the Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic, Rumi. Runs through 7/25.


There is a Rumi poem which includes this sequence of words, “something opens our wings.”   As I venture into new subject matter in the past two and a half years, into the worlds of the winged ones, Rumi’s words gives me pause.   I have, for over twenty-five years, worked with mandalas, circles, medicine wheels, symmetry, pattern and the abstracted imagery of plants but early in 2015 a Sandhill crane asked to be painted.   A long story, a chance meeting, a love affair with Sandhill cranes started me painting feathers.  The metaphor of flight and ascension is certainly part of the attraction for me, a desire for my own wings, yes, but more importantly these paintings are of specific encounters with specific birds: portraiture.  Each painted image shown here has a story, a meeting with the spirit of each and other.