Radiant Reveries Revealed
It’s the kind of life many who fall in love with New Mexico dream of, Joan Fenicle’s life is. The Placitas photographer and painter has spent the past 40 years wandering the quiet places—back roads, forest meadows, whispering canyons—in search of inspiration. When she finds it, be it a scrap of light on bent blade of grass, or the cold mercury motion in a cloud, Fenicle’s imagination twists and sculpts, imbues with magic, and a new, trippy-cool thing is born. Sometimes, that thing seems to have been culled from the land of fable and fairy, archetype and mystery, as is the case with her newest exhibit, Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images, featuring delightfully surreal images, at Wild Hearts Gallery. The show is currently running now through Sunday, Jan. 27. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. This free show is for all ages. (Alisa Valdes)
Wednesday Jan 23, 2019
Placitas, NM 87043
Contact:Wild Hearts Gallery
Phone: 505 361-2710
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Pixels and paint bring to life dreamscapes that spring from Fenicle’s imagination. Her images of forest dwellers and landscapes, like dreams, invite you to add your own meaning. Runs through 01/27/19.
Traveling the backroads of New Mexico, Joan Fenicle, art photographer and painter is constantly looking for stories. An ancient tree, a lonely road, a village chapel, an old truck, ruins or a dramatic cloud formation will catch her eye. Some of these images take a strange turn in her studio and become part of her “Lost in a Dream” fantasy series. Pixels and paint bring to life dreamscapes that spring from Fenicle’s imagination. Her images of forest dwellers and landscapes, like dreams, invite you to add your own meaning.
Fenicle is the featured artist at Wild Hearts Gallery in January with her exhibition, running from January 2 through January 27. The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, January 19; from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Wild Hearts Gallery. Light refreshments will be served. Wild Hearts Gallery is located in Placitas at the Homestead Village, 221-B State Highway 165, 2 ½ miles from I-25.
Wild Hearts Gallery is an artists' collective, supported by 14 longtime local artists. They are painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, woodworkers, glass, fiber, and mosaic artists, who are committed to sharing with others the many ways they create. Wild Hearts Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.