We, Smith & I, drove to Jemez Springs, the valley of which is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Stopping for an art fix at the gallery, I was delighted to find Ms. Kristen Mendenhall's work. The individual pieces on this wall were priced at $245.00, but at a mere $2,205.00 for the "set," it seems a shame to break them up.
(It's occassions such as this where my Sony Cybershot displays its weakness. If anyone has a Nikon D600 (or some such) just lying around I'd be happy to put it to use.)
Panel in lower right
Upper Right Panel.
I enjoy the perspective and/or depth often seen in abstract and nonrepresentational paintings. Once, while gazing into the infinitude of a Jackson Pollock, I nearly fell over. The contrast in colors and triangular section at the bottom center of this panel offer easy access to the other dimensions.
On my second visit
She also does photography. She explained they are one-inch closeups of rust, the texture of which she's captured without exposing the context.
Her Artist's Statement is the best explanation I've read of the attraction of abstract and/or non-representational art. So hie thee hence...and the Fall colors are just getting going too.
Her show will be up through October 13th.
Here's her website. This link is to her paintings. This one is her photographs. She also has work in gypsum.
Two and a half minutes about her work.
The Gallery is at the south end just before you get into "downtown."
Highway 485 is 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Jemez Pueblo Visitors Center.
300 feet (0.9 km) across the bridge over the Jemez River on 485.
I stopped to ask how late (into the year) Loma Linda C.G. was gonna be open. The HOST assured me All Year. I'm skeptical. Here's the number for the ranger station to check....575-829-3535. It's $5.00 per site. No hookups, pit toilets.