Smile

Thursday June 27, 2019

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514 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: 766-9888
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ALL-AGES!

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Sallie Scheufler

Phone: 5057669888

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SMILE • Earl McBride

June 14–August 9, 2019

Reception: Saturday, June 22, 6–8 pm

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present SMILE, a selection of mixed media

paintings by Earl McBride. These abstract paintings are an expression of

McBride’s personal distress caused by the current political climate.

In SMILE, McBride questions whether smiling really signifies happiness. In an era of

selfies and social media, McBride is not concerned with creating an illusion of

happiness through his paintings but rather confronting the prevalent current of

despair. For him the layers of mark-making address the emotional turmoil of living

in Trump’s America.

McBride’s large-scale paintings are bold and impulsive. Using spray paint, lithography

grease pencils, thick oil paint straight from the tube, colored pencil, graphite, gold

and silver dust, and enamel marker, McBride transforms each blank surface into

fields of discordant colors and shapes.

Receiving his bachelor’s degree from Otis College of Art and Design, McBride spent

many years working in art galleries before graduate studies in painting and drawing

at the University of New Mexico. He has exhibited in Los Angeles, Albuquerque, and

Santa Fe. McBride currently lives and works in Albuquerque.

Images for this exhibition can be found on our website www.levygallery.com.

High-resolution images are available on request. Follow us on Instagram and

Facebook: @levygallery @earlxmcbride #smile #earlmcbride

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Dates: June 14–August 9, 2019

Reception: Saturday, June 22, 6–8 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm

Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Contact: 505.766.9888, info@levygallery.com, www.levygallery.com @levygallery

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