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New Works in Glass and Metal by Rik Allen

, Aug 26, 2011

Contact: Denise Marie Rose
Phone: 505-954-9902
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New Works: Rik Allen Makes Everday Space Travel Seem Possible

Rik Allen’s new solo show with the Blue Rain Gallery
SANTA FE, N.M. [August 4, 2011] – For anyone who believes that intelligent life forms exist in the farthest reaches of the universe, or has ever dreamed of space exploration, should not miss this exciting show of new works by glass dynamo, Rik Allen at the Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. The show will be on view from October 7 – 27, 2011 with an artist reception on Friday, October 7th from 5 – 7pm.
Merging his interests in scientific apparatus, electricity, cryptography, and invention, Allen’s sculptures feel neither new nor old, but simultaneously ancient and future – forever enduring – and reminiscent of a time before the Age of Plastics when objects were built to last decades, centuries, and perhaps millennia. These works feel timely as we continue to exploit all of the world’s natural resources and begin to look at the possibility of inhabiting other planets in the not so distant future. Allen’s work is ripe with imagination and intelligence. Rik Allen has been working on his art since the early nineties and served as a key member to glass legend William Morris’s talented team for over a decade.

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