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Time, Travelers, and Model Ts: New paintings by Jim Vogel

, Jan 13, 2011

Contact: Denise Marie Rose
Phone: 505-954-9902 or 480-874-8110
Images available upon request.


Time, Travelers, and Model Ts: New paintings by Jim Vogel

His first show in our Scottsdale location!

SANTA FE, N.M./Scottsdale, AZ [December 26, 2010] – In the tradition of all things old, worn, and wonderful—painter of the American Scene, Jim Vogel creates a dynamic new show based on characters of northern New Mexico and objects of curiosity. Blue Rain Contemporary in Scottsdale, AZ is proud to announce this exciting new show titled Time, Travelers, and Model Ts on display February 17 – 28, 2011 with an artist reception Thursday, February 17th from 7 – 9pm.

Vogel sees his newest work as a progression of ideas hashed out over the past year or two—bound to get the attention of past collectors and those discovering his work for the first time. The paintings themselves are vibrant vignettes whose narratives may illustrate concepts as loose as time through movement or nature; or tell the rich history of migration illuminated by old country roads; or perhaps just illustrate a simple fascination with old cars and trucks for the love of their rusty old patinas and voluptuous forms. Recently, the artist has looked to found objects for incorporation into his masterful frames. Jim Vogel lives and creates art in rural northern New Mexico where the local landscape and the local people continue to infuse his work with the heart and idealism of the area. Vogel is nothing short of the best regionalist painter of our day!


About Blue Rain Gallery and Blue Rain Contemporary
The Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional contemporary artists. Eclectic in nature, the gallery features an extraordinary collection of sculpture, paintings, glass art, pottery and jewelry. Blue Rain Gallery is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Blue Rain Contemporary is located at 4164 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Phone 505.954.9902 or 480.874.8110. For more information, visit the Blue Rain Gallery web site at