Sunday, July 16, 2023


Turn Signal, El Prado, NM.

Alpha Cloud, Ranchos de Taos, NM.

In a short seven weeks Peggy and I will have our fourth biannual show at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art in Taos. Mounting a show as successful as 2021’s boffo event is a dizzying prospect. But that’s the goal. For me the mission is choosing from existing images, hence the title of today’s blog Curating.  And I hope to add new selections, too. Peggy has the more daunting task called painting to a deadline. This is not a novel experience for her.

Upper Oro Mine #3, Leadville, CO.

White Cross. Dark Sky. La Morada de Nuestra SeƱora de Guadalupe, Taos, NM.

We’re calling the show Immel +Immel, as always, with the subtitle Side by Side. That subtitle recognizes our 56 years as a married couple and that we’re exhibiting our work Side by Side once again. I will continue my exploration of Spot Color alongside the traditional midcentury black and white I’ve been devoted to for more than sixty years. Peggy will display her richly rendered oil paintings of New Mexico and the Southwest. While we work in different mediums our strengths in composition and craft lend cohesion to our work.

Pozos Gold, Mineral de Pozos, Mexico.

For at least two weeks and likely longer I’ll be posting my candidates for our September 2 show which will close September 28. I figure we’ll each offer 15-20 pieces as we did in 2021. Here are the first five possibles.

Tell me what you think.


John Ellsworth said...

For pure composition and heightened interest I would go with Pozos Gold every time. It's a great piece. John

Steve Immel said...

Thanks, mi amigo. I like that one, too, for its abstraction and the diagonal shadow.

Blacks Crossing said...

I agree with John about the Pozos Gold image, but I also like the Alpha Cloud, Ranchos de Taos, with that odd substance on the ground. A little snow would feel really nice at this point. Glad you are curating and preparing for your fourth biannual show at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art with Peggy, moving toward your 57th year as a married couple in 2024. That will be here in no time, and seven weeks passes in a flash these days as well. You are in hustle mode to prepare for the exhibit, and we are sure it will be a success.

Steve Immel said...

Thanks, Daryl. That's my favorite of this batch.