Transparent: Peter Alexander. Subhankar Banerjee. Uta Barth. Thomas Joshua Cooper. et al

Transparent: Peter Alexander. Subhankar Banerjee. Uta Barth. Thomas Joshua Cooper. Gloria Graham. Morris Louis. Robert Moskowitz. Fred Sandback. Kate Shepherd. Iain Stewart. James Turrell.

Opening Reception: Saturday 28 April 2012, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Lannan Foundation Gallery
28 April – 15 July 2012
Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm (weekends only)
309 Read Street, Santa Fe, NM
Tel. 505-954-5149

Transparent presents painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper spanning over fifty years from the Lannan Collection. Each artwork embodies an aspect of the word transparent, from transmitting light so that what lies beyond is seen clearly, or being fine or sheer enough to be seen through, to work that is free from pretense or deceit, or that seems to allow the passage of X-ray or ultraviolet light.

The various forms transparency takes are exemplified throughout the exhibition as in Morris Louis’s Veil series painting from 1954, in which thin layers of paint are applied to create a veil-like surface. In Peter Alexander’s 1968 untitled resin sculpture, light passes through the wedged tower, creating a similarly hued smoky shadow beyond. In Subhankar Banerjee’s Sky: Often I Look Up and Wish for Rain, 2009, one barely sees through clouds while in the photographs of Thomas Joshua Cooper and Iain Stewart it is fog that provides the filter. Conversely, the geometry of a form becomes clear in the sculptural relief work of Fred Sandback and the empty box paintings of Kate Shepherd. Robert Moskowitz’s grand 1972 painting Yellow Circle evokes a see-through layering of space similar to collage while James Turrell’s aquatints from his Deep Sky series radiate X-ray-like light from an undetectable source. The textures of Salt/Granite/Nickel by Gloria Graham are conveyed through layers of paper while the sparse photographs of Uta Barth capture light through domestic scenes of windows and draperies.

The work assembled for the exhibition Transparent is an homage to the practice of operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed, implying openness, communication, and accountability.

This is a Lannan Art Event.

View Peter Alexander’s bio on Lannan.org.
View Subhankar Banerjee’s bio on Lannan.org.
View Uta Barth’s bio on Lannan.org.
View Thomas Joshua Cooper’s bio on Lannan.org.
View Gloria Graham’s bio on Lannan.org.
View Morris Louis’s bio on Lannan.org.
View Robert Moskowitz’s bio on Lannan.org.
View Fred Sandback’s bio on Lannan.org.
View Kate Shepherd’s bio on Lannan.org.
View Iain Stewart’s bio on Lannan.org.
View James Turrell’s bio on Lannan.org.

image of peter alexander's untitled, 1966-1968
Peter Alexander, Untitled, 1966-1968, Cast polyester resin, 69 ¼ x 6 ½ x 6 ½ inches, Collection Lannan Foundation


image of subhankar banerjee
Subhankar Banerjee, Sky; Often I Look Up and Wish for Rain, 2009, Digital dye coupler print with face-mounted Plexiglas, 30 x 40 inches, Collection of the Artist

image of uta barth's ground #78, 1997
Uta Barth, Ground #78, 1997, Color photograph on panel, 41 x 39 inches, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of uta barth untitled 1998 diptych left
Uta Barth, Untitled (98.8), 1998, (left side of diptych), Color photograph on panel, 30 x 38 inches each, Edition 4 of 6, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of uta barth untitled diptych right
Uta Barth, Untitled (98.8), 1998, (right side of diptych), Color photograph on panel, 30 x 38 inches each, Edition 4 of 6, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of thomas joshua cooper sea fog River guadalquivir
Thomas Joshua Cooper, Sea Fog – Looking West, The Mouth of the River Guadalquivir – The Mid North Atlantic Ocean, San Lucer de Barrameda, Spain, 2003/2004, Selenium and gold chloride toned silver gelatin print, 40 x 54 inches, Edition 1 of 3, Collection Lannan Foundation

image thomas joshua cooper soaking wet snowfall
Thomas Joshua Cooper, Soaking Wet Snowfall , The South Atlantic Ocean and Mar Argentino - The Argentinian Sea, Cabo Espiritu Santo, Isla Grande Tierra del Fuego ,On the border between Chile and Argentina, 2006, The Northeast-most point of the Island, Selenium and gold chloride toned silver gelatin print, 40 x 54 inches, Edition 1 of 3, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of gloria graham salt garnet nickel graphite vellum

Gloria Graham, Salt/Garnet/Nickel, Graphite on 3 sheets of vellum, 33 ¾ x 35 ¾ inches, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of morris louis untitled 1954 acrylic
Morris Louis, Untitled, 1954, Acrylic on canvas, 95 5/8 x 77 5/8 inches, Collection Lannan Foundation

image robert moskowitz yellow circle 1972
Robert Moskowitz, Yellow Circle, 1972, Acrylic on canvas, 90 1/8 x 75 1/8 inches, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of red sandback untitled sculptural study black wall
Fred Sandback, Untitled (Sculptural Study, Black Wall Relief), 2003/2006, Acrylic on wood, 36 x 68 ¼ inches, Edition 1 of 8, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of fred sandback untitled sculptural -study white wall
Fred Sandback, Untitled (Sculptural Study, White Wall Relief), 2003/2006, Acrylic on wood, 36 x 68 ¼ inches, Edition 1 of 8, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of fred sandback untitled sculptural study terra cotta wall
Fred Sandback, Untitled (Sculptural Study, Terra-cotta Wall Relief), 2003/2006, Acrylic on wood, 36 x 68 ¼ inches, Edition 1 of 8, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of kate shepherd whites standing open box blue line
Kate Shepherd, Whites, Standing Open Box, Blue Line, 1999, Oil on wood panel, 44 ¾ x 36 ½ inches, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of kate shepherd sole line top browns
Kate Shepherd, Sole Line on Top, Thin Standing Box, Browns, 1999, Oil on wood panels, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of iain stewart rythum i - ii - iii
Iain Stewart, Rythum I, II, III, Chromogenic prints, 20 x 16 inches each, Collection Lannan Foundation


image of james turrell deep sky -portfolio 1987 1
James Turrell, Deep Sky Portfolio, 1987, Aquatint on paper, 22 x 30 inches, Collection Lannan Foundation

image of james turrell deep sky portfolio 1987 2
James Turrell, Deep Sky Portfolio, 1987, Aquatint on paper, 22 x 30 inches, Collection Lannan Foundation


Images from the Exhibition. Photography by Addison Doty.

Transparent Exhibit Photos at Lannan Foundation
Transparent Exhibit Photos at Lannan Foundation
Transparent Exhibit Photos at Lannan Foundation
Transparent Exhibit Photos at Lannan Foundation
Transparent Exhibit Photos at Lannan Foundation