"Full-Moon-Boat" wood, paper, encaustic
The gallery is pleased to welcome guest artist, Jacqueline Mallegni.
Jacqueline is an award-winning artist whose sculptures embody balance and simplicity, minimalism and beauty. Sculpture reminiscent of boat and suspended cocoon forms constructed from Japanese-style handmade paper along with natural materials such as tamarisk, rattan, olive woods and alabaster evoke calm and introspection.
Her decades-long immersion into the philosophies of simplicity, humility and the appreciation of non-permanence found in nature have guided her toward a deeper relationship with the materials used in her art work. “Working with natural materials opens my eyes to a way of seeing the world around me, affirms my intuition and belief that it is possible to integrate art as a way of being and
encourages my development of focus and intent, infusing it with subtlety and fluidity.”
Paper | Stone | Wood will be exhibited from November 5 through December 3 with an opening reception on Saturday, November 5 from 4-7 pm.
Donald Rubinstein launching into it
What a great evening it was, at Destiny Allison Fine Art. We launched our first Artist Talk in the “Art in the 21st Century” series, a monthly event at DAFA. Destiny opened the evening with a short intro about the series’ purpose, which is to stimulate thinking and conversation about art, as well as to make that conversation user-friendly to a broader audience. (In other words, this conversation needs to spread beyond the confines of long-established artists and galleries.) Donald Rubinstein then stepped in to deliver his talk, “Art is a Crime”. Donald, a renown musician/composer as well as visual artist, took off from the idea of having to break a few rules, even the ones you make for yourself, to keep that creative channel clear and operating. A dynamic Q&A dialogue followed, and we all left feeling jazzed.
(From one of our guests last night) “I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed last night’s presentation by Donald. What a fascinating and talented individual he is. I have had a love/hate relationship with art for many years. Your opening comments about the reviewer who only validated art that mystified her underscored something I have felt about the art scene in Santa Fe. It often feels to me like a private club, with only the cognoscenti allowed admission. Thank you for making the experiencing of art more accessible to the public.” – Marcel
On August 18th at 7 pm, Donald will hold a follow-up to his talk with a music performance in the La Tienda Exhibit Space, surrounded by the art work of his one-man show, “Transfer of Innocence”.
This is just the beginning. The first Thursday of each month will now feature a guest speaker involved in the arts. And on the third Thursday of each month there will be a smaller salon setting, held to further the conversation opened by that speaker’s presentation. Please refer to our posted schedules for upcoming events. And if you were at our Artist Talk last evening, let us know what you think!
To live outside the law, you must be honest -- Bob Dylan
For me, art is not a crime. It's a deep adventure of spiritual devotion. Any pursuit of this nature will live by its own set of rules, both discovered and broken -- Donald Rubinstein
Join us Thursday, August 4 at 6 pm for Donald Rubinstein’s presentation, “Art is a Crime.” Seating is limited. Please call the gallery at 428-0024 to reserve a seat. This event is free.