Sunday, March 21, 2021

Immel² New Perspectives

Cruz Blanca

Autumn Oranges

I’ve been experimenting with the square format as well as spot color since the first of the year. Then in January Peggy and I along with Rob Nightingale who owns Wilder Nightingale Fine Art began tossing around ideas for our fourth bi-annual show at his gallery. We named the show Immel² New Perspectives and, yes, the title refers to the square format Peggy and I will both be using. It’s a notable departure from the landscape or horizontal format we have long favored and brings new design criteria to our work. 

Sunlit Wall

Ventana Azul

In that light today’s offerings are, you guessed it, all squares. These may or may not be part of the show but are representative of our new way of looking at things.

Please mark your calendars for our opening at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art on Saturday, May 29, 2021. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the opening will be held from Noon to 7pm rather than 5-7pm to spread the crowd over more hours.

Look for our Show Preview and ad in the May issue of Southwest Art Magazine. Senior Editor Allison Malafronte writes, “the Immels decided to they would turn a fresh eye toward their beloved New Mexico and Southwestern surroundings” and “which forced the artists to reconsider familiar scenes through a new lens.”

Peggy added that, “Changing formats allowed me to find creative ways to paint the same subjects while providing a design puzzle that’s been fun to solve.”

I told Allison that. “New Perspectives encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and show less of the subject not more. I’m showing a different angle and aspect ratio that focuses on texture and detail.”

Be there or be square. I can’t help myself.

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art is at 119 Kit Carson Road in Taos. 

3 comments:

Blacks Crossing said...

An exciting introduction to Immel² (I had to figure out how to write the squared - thanks for the challenge!) on 29 May. It is on the calendar. Cruz Blanca in the square format not only highlights the white cross, but puts more emphasis on the erosion, which is quite interesting. The Sunlit Wall accompanied by the expressive clouds is great, as is Ventana Azul. Another great example of your talents in selective coloring, Steve. Thanks for the blog preview. We look forward to the show.

Steve Immel said...

Thanks Daryl. I had to figure out the squared symbol myself, Alt + 0178. I agree that the tight shot, Cruz Blanca, really focuses on the mesh and melting adobe. The format lends itself to close-ups I think.

It'll be great to see you May 29. It's been way too long.

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