press releases

Intimate Places, Tony Abeyta, One Man Show

Mar 15, 2005

Contact: Janet Caldwell-Cannedy,
Communications Director, Blue Rain Gallery
Phone: 800.414.4893 or 505.751.0066
High res scan of images and an interview
with the artist is available upon request.

SANTA FE, NM. [January 19, 2005] – Blue Rain Gallery is pleased to introduce Intimate Places, new works by internationally acclaimed artist Tony Abeyta. The show runs from March 15 to April 15 in Blue Rain’s gallery located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Don’t miss the artist’s reception on April 2, 5 - 8 pm, a one night event celebrating the unveiling of Abeyta’s latest work.

Seize this rare opportunity to meet one of the most celebrated and respected contemporary artists working today. Blue Rain will make public several major new works as well as a diverse selection of the artist’s abstractions and compositions. These works hold the power and integrity of the artist’s broad range of subject matter. Abeyta’s complex themes will include Native American, classical and modern myths, imagery and belief systems—all enfolded in the artist’s powerful creative vocabulary.

“The spring show will release several major works, most on a large scale,” explains Abeyta. “They are based on Taos scenes and relate to Taos Pueblo—the majestic surroundings and the mystery of such a profound place. The works in this series are called Intimate Places. In short, these works are about the relationship that we have to nature, plants and animals, but they retain a sense of place and a response to that place.”

These never-before seen works display Abeyta’s originality and imaginative strength. This is a chance to view the latest creations of a dynamic young artist at the height of his career. Celebrate a fresh voice in contemporary Native art as he explores an array of themes, techniques and mediums—all bound by Abeyta’s devotion to art of great versatility, expansiveness and power.