NEW WORKS BY KATE RIVERS
Opening Reception in conjunction with Taos Fall Arts
David Anthony Fine Art (DAFA) is pleased to announce Kate Rivers’ upcoming exhibition, with an opening reception 5 to 7pm on Saturday, September 22, 2018. In the spirit of a renewed collaboration between Taos Galleries and the Fall Arts Festival, the reception is timed to coincide with the opening weekend of Taos Fall Arts. River’s work will be featured prominently in the gallery through November. The acclaimed Santa Fe mixed media artist and printmaker will be introducing new works that continue her legacy of splendidly imaginative art full of pattern and texture.
Rivers collects materials such as fragments of maps, notes, old books, cancelled stamps, receipts, and other varieties of printed materials with which to create structurally dense yet ethereal collages. The pieces come together in fascinating compilations that evoke Rivers’ personal memories and stories layered with the lives of others. She explains, “If, in making a piece I am using a collection of books acquired at an estate sale—books that held meaning for their former owner and are now unwanted—then I am weaving my own story into theirs, and we reside in the collage together.”
“We are looking forward to hanging this show as there are some large and impressive new works arriving that have not yet been shown”, said DAFA owner David Mapes. “I’m looking forward to the conversations that will be sparked by these new works, as her pieces, upon examination, always illicit interesting dialogue.”
Rivers’ collages are often of a large magnitude, but the upcoming show will feature important works in both her Nest and Book Spine series that are available in a range of sizes. Such a breadth of choices will make her work attainable to a broad spectrum of collectors.
Kate Rivers’ career has spanned three decades, garnering her an impressive resume of awards, fellowships, grants, and exhibitions. Her works are in the Permanent Collection of the Art in Public Places Program, hanging in Bataan Memorial Hall, Santa Fe, the Eastern New Mexico University, and the Central New Mexico Community College.
Pictured: Life Questions, a collage by Kate Rivers
For further information on this event, please contact David Mapes at (575) 770-5733