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Innovations in Iconography, Dec. 15, 2006 - Jan. 6, 2007

Dec 15, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLUE RAIN GALLERY’S “INNOVATIONS IN ICONOGRAPHY” WINTER SHOW FEATURES WORKS FROM ARTISTS RANDALL LAGRO, JIM VOGEL, AND GUSTAVO VICTOR GOLER

Santa Fe, NM {October 10, 2006} Blue Rain Gallery will be showcasing three well renowned New Mexican artists and their representations of iconic images. Randall LaGro, Jim Vogel and Gustavo Victor Goler are distinctly different in their styles and portrayals, but relate to one common theme; iconography. The show will run from December 15, 2006 – January 6, 2007 at the gallery’s Santa Fe location at 130 Lincoln Avenue, 505.954.9902. For collectors, and admirers this special group exhibition is rare opportunity to view brand-new works by some of the top contemporary New Mexican artists working today.

The symbolic significance attached to images is constant in aspects of these artist’s works. This year they have fashioned representations of classical figures, each in new and innovative ways. Randall LaGro will be presenting 15 paintings and adding a modern twist to what are traditional forms. As a perceptive painter he will be using religious images as well as others in his works to “encompass the modern soulfulness of our humanity,” LaGro expresses.

“I always feel like I’m telling a story, not just painting,” conveys Jim Vogel. For this exhibit Vogel is building on one story in particular. He will be showing 12 separate images of Shepherds, allowing this prominent religious figure’s story to be visualized. Like the above artists, Gustavo Victor Goler will focus on a classic iconic figure. He will be introducing different faces of the Mother Mary with Christ or the Christ child in the three-dimensional form. The scenes will be rearranged to create a fresh interpretation of a traditional subject. For Goler, “This work keeps [him] connected to the religion and allows [him] to grow and mature.”

Blue Rain Gallery is proud to present these fresh and rare interpretations of iconic forms that offer a grand display of imagination, originality, and explicit worth.

Contact: Janet Caldwell-Cannedy
Communications Director, Blue Rain Gallery
Phone 800.414.4893 or 505.751.0066
Email: Janet@blueraingallery.com
High res images and interviews with the artists are available upon request.


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Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting the work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional artists. The gallery features an extraordinary collection of pueblo pottery, paintings, bronze and glass sculpture, and jewelry in two locations. Blue Rain Gallery in Taos is located at 117 South Taos Plaza, Taos, New Mexico 87571. Phone 505-751-0066. Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501. Phone 505-954-9902. www.blueraingallery.com