Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the
Sara and David Lieberman Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art
Apr 24, 2009 - Sep 06, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, April 24, 2009
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Approximately 75 works from the Lieberman's impeccable collection will be in the exhibit. The baskets are made from traditional, natural material as well as commercial, and often surprising, media. Artists range from the region to the international, the collections include both functional and sculptural pieces.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jan Hopkins @ SOFA NYC 2009

Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY, 10021
April 16 - 19, 2009
Wednesday April 15, 2009 5:30 - 9:00

Represented by
Jane Sauer Gallery
652 Canyon Road Santa Fe
New Mexico 87501

phone: 505-995-8513 fax: 505-995-8507

"Head Over Heels" - Dimensions 6-1/2", 9"x3-1/4", Date: 2009, Materials: grapefruit peel, yellow cedar bark, melon rind and waxed linen.

Description: The interior of shoe and shoe base is made of grapefruit peel, the Obama head was drawn and wood burned onto the inside part of the peel and sealed with encaustic wax. The outer (white) surface is melon rind and the writing and designs are sewn on with waxed linen. (photo credit: Ken Rowe)

Concept and Design: These shoes were made to document a moment in time, the excitement and fervor over the nomination and inauguration of Barack Obama. What a time in our history! I took two of his campaign slogans and put them together to say “Yes we can change”. The head of Barack is placed purposely on the heel of the shoes (head over heels). The head of Barack is actually also the “O” in Obama. The “A” inside the shoe is hidden so that when you look into the shoe, you see the word BAM. This is in reference to the comic book super hero Barack that was created during his campaign. The blue star on the back of the shoe is holding up the words written on the outside of the shoe.

A collaboration by Jan and Chris Hopkins
Reflections – Wonder”, 5-1/2”x18”x18”, 2008, Medium: oil painting in resin, lotus pod tops, paper and waxed linen (photo credit: Ken Rowe)
Concept and outer bowl by Jan Hopkins

Interior of bowl painted and designed by Chris Hopkins

Concept: I contemplate the future for our children. A young woman is looking into a koi pond reflecting her future. Japanese associate koi with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals. This is my hope for next generation and our future. I have wrapped the bowl with lotus pod tops symbolizing rebirth.

Jan Hopkins - Basketry in Prospective Exhibit

Jane Sauer Gallery
Exhibition dates: April 24 - May 26, 2009
opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 2009, 5-8 PM

Scheduled to coincide with “Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Collection of Sara & David Lieberman”. “Intertwined” opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art (formerly the Museum of Fine Art) on April 18.
“Mother Hen” – Hen, 5-1/2”x11”x5-1/2” chick 3”x6-1/2” x 3”, 2009, cantaloupe peels, grapefruit peels, Alaskan yellow cedar, ostrich shell beads and waxed linen. Photo credit: Ken Rowe

"Regeneration", Dimensions: 14"x14"x14", Date: 2009, Materials: lotus pod tops, yellow cedar bark and waxed linen, photo credit: Ken Rowe
Regeneration (interior detail)

Other artists included in exhibit - Dona Anderson, Kate Anderson, Danielle Bodine, Jill Clark, Jeanne Dravus, Carol Eckert, Katherine Glover, Lissa Hunter, Stephen Johnson, Kay Khan, Nancy Koenigsberg, Nancy Moore Bess and Polly Adams Sutton

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chris Hopkins - Promotional Art

Promotional art used for The Seattle Childrens Theatre
stage production of the Peter Pan

Oil on canvas, 24"x36"