The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, June 2, 2015


A suite of gouache and charcoal works on paper by Michael Cook presented at David Richard Gallery
Michael Cook, Camino Real 1. Gouache and charcoal on paper - 2006, 18" x 22".
SANTA FE, NM.- David Richard Gallery is presenting “Camino Real,” a selection of gouache and charcoal works on paper by Michael Cook that were inspired by pavement surfaces while traveling the roads of New Mexico. The exhibition is being presented July 2 - July 27, 2013.

Michael Cook’s art making practice broadly explores abstraction and visual perception in a variety of media and from diverse perspectives. More specifically, the “Camino Real” series mirrors road surfaces with pebbled textures, swirling and random patterns of tar repair, cracks and random marks. Cook then overlays these literal representations with abstractions consisting of line drawings evocative of a map or path, as well as doodles and text as though they were part of a journal. Individual works seem to locate a specific place, but collectively, they actually represent a long journey by the artist consisting of many long bike rides on the roads of New Mexico. These journeys provide Cook with the opportunity to contemplate the complexities of various landscapes, not of literal geographical representations, but of the more abstract social, political and cultural landscapes and how the literal can be a metaphor for the abstract.

Michael Cook has had more than 20 individual exhibitions and his work has been included in numerous group shows in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cambridge and New York. His artwork has been extensively reviewed and included in many publications, private collections and the permanent collections of The New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, among others. Cook is a respected educator and lecturer and has held faculty positions at University of Illinois, University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco Art institute. Currently, Cook is a Professor of Art at the University of New Mexico. He lives and works in the East Mountains outside Albuquerque.

David Richard Gallery specializes in post-war abstract art including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, geometric and hard-edge painting, Op, Pop, Minimalism, Feminism and conceptualism in a variety of media. Featuring both historic and contemporary artwork, the gallery represents many established artists who were part of important art historical movements and tendencies that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts. The gallery also represents artist estates, emerging artists and offers secondary market works.





Today's News

July 14, 2013

Grimaldi Forum marks the 40th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death with exhibition

Denver Art Museum announces exhibition chronicling artist Mark Rothko's decisive decade

"First Look: Collecting for Philadelphia" opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Exceptional collection of 80 works by Joan Miró on view at Fondation de l’Hermitage

Most comprehensive exhibition ever of works by video artist Steve McQueen on view at Schaulager

Rare Frankenstein insert may bring $100,000+ to lead Heritage Auctions' movie poster event

Record prices for Modern & Post-War British masterpieces at Sotheby's London

Exhibition of work by renowned artist Whitfield Lovell on view at Hunter Museum of American Art

Perot Museum hits 1 million visitor milestone months earlier than expected

Qatari prince Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani vows to restore Paris mansion damaged in fire

Historic quilts from the Victoria and Albert Museum revealed at Queensland Art Gallery

Celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day in Times Square with special screening of a video installation

Exhibition at S.M.A.K. goes to the core of Italian sculptor Massimo Bartolini's work

They Say I Came Back Americanized: Gonzalo Fuenmayor exhibits at Dolby Chadwick Gallery

A suite of gouache and charcoal works on paper by Michael Cook presented at David Richard Gallery

New York State Museum Civil War exhibit wins Award of Merit, exhibit extended

Bert Green Fine Art presents paintings and neon sculptures by Morgan Sims

South Bend Museum of Art and Century Center present large scale 3-D printed transfer paintings

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Sotheby's to sell one of Vilhelm Hammershøi's most beguiling interiors: 'Interior, Strandgade 30'

2.- German police find Hitler's lost horse sculptures that vanished the year Berlin Wall fell

3.- New Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education appointed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

4.- Chrysler Museum mourns passing of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy Brandt

5.- How Iraqi friar Najeeb Michaeel saved ancient Christian manuscripts from Islamic State

6.- Anish Kapoor sculpture 'Blood Mirror' surprises with surface and sound effects

7.- Sotheby's to offer the first painting to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt's trove of art

8.- Descendants of art collector Peggy Guggenheim go head to head in a French appeals court

9.- Vandalized statues from parks, gardens and public spaces restored at Argentine 'hospital'

10.- Unique 17th century portrait by British artist Mary Beale discovered at McMaster Museum of Art



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site