2007 Christmas Show at Alexandra Stevens Gallery in Santa Fe
IMAGE: On the Hill, pastel, © Victoria Taylor-Gore, 2007
I am getting ready for my Christmas exhibition at Alexandra Stevens Gallery in Santa Fe. I will be featuring new black and white (with a little color) pastels from the Passages series, and I will also have a variety of other pastels including new interiors and small, affordable pastels in the show. “On the Hill” and “By the Shore” are new pieces for the show.
In “On the Hill, I played a little with the bird’s eye view perspective, and the viewer looks down over the entrance to the building and the steps in front of it that cascade down to the hill below. Far off in the still lake, the small boat floats peacefully in the deep blue water…this piece is meant to give a feeling of sweeping movement and then rest.
The reception for my show will be the evening of December 24, and takes place during the Canyon Road Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, a Christmas Eve walk up Canyon Road. The street is lines with farolitos (small brown bags filled with sand and a votive candle, to light the way for the Christ Child) so it is a beautiful walk up Canyon Road on Christmas Eve! Many of the other galleries and shops will be open late for the Farolito Walk. If you would like to be added to my mailing list for the show, please contact the Alexandra Stevens Gallery and they will send you an invitation to the show – just be sure to specify that you would like to receive an invitation to my show.
IMAGE: By the Shore, pastel, © Victoria Taylor-Gore, 2007
“By the Shore” (another new work for my Christmas show) is a little different perspective for my work – looking up at the house on the shore instead of the typical bird’s eye view of the landscape below. The viewer still has the feeling of floating above the water and the boat, and I have set the boat on a diagonal to give a sensation of movement, like the boat is flowing downstream. The chair in front of the house invites the viewer to come up and sit on the hill and contemplate the view! I am very interested in the use of black and white and gray with the contrast of a few colors and their complements…the stark grays set off the blue and orange and give a sense of special meaning to the colored objects.