Solo Show and Artist Talk at galleryFRITZ

photo of roxanne darling sitting in the grass a storm approaches

I AM: For the Love of Nature

31 January – February 29 2020
galleryFRITZ
540 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-820-1888

Opening Reception: Friday, 31 January

Artist Talk: Saturday, 15 February, 2-3 pm

I was invited to show my work in the Project Space at galleryFRITZ, here in Santa Fe. We’ve created a small nature preserve for the gallery visitors, with plants, flowers, and a video meditation.

Come experience nature inside galleryFRITZ in Santa Fe, NM and view my nude self-portraits in nature series. Listen to the forest sounds, meditate on the harmonic relationship between self-care and earth care, as you read the poems — messages from nature herself. I invite you to visit the gallery and see this show along with the stunning work of other artists including Edgar Heap of Birds, Paula Castillo, Jeff Krueger, Heidi Pollard, Jen Pack, Lea Anderson, Karen Hampton, Gary Goldberg, and Raven Halfmoon.

My work is available in editions of 10, combined sizes, and I hope you’ll consider adding my work to your art collection. It is receiving wonderful reviews and a purchase was made on Artsy in the first week it was posted. The intention of my work is to cultivate self-acceptance and solitude, as well as share the beauty of nature, as we learn to appreciate and protect our environment. I donate 5% of each purchase to the National Parks Service. galleryFRITZ is open 7 days a week; please contact gallery director, Justin Kouri, for assistance.

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About galleryFRITZ:

galleryFRITZ pushes the boundaries of contemporary art in Santa Fe, NM. The gallery is committed to presenting international artists who are masters of their respected mediums and innovative in their execution. Founded in 2018, owner Deborah Fritz’s third gallery space builds on her reputation of brilliant contemporary art exhibitions of the highest standard. Working with director Justin Kouri, her new program focuses on compelling installations of cutting-edge new media and unique interpretations of classic methods. 
In a bold endeavor to increase community engagement, galleryFRITZ maintains a projects program consisting of on-going and ever-changing guest curators and artists to challenge the current concept of a gallery, ultimately providing a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive arts experience.

Comments on the Exhibition:

Presenting on Climate Change at the Norton Museum of Art

The Cream Literary Alliance in West Palm Beach is hosting an event on climate change and I’ve been invited as the featured presenter to show my photographs, read a few poems, and discuss how my work is in support of the love of nature. This 90-minute program is part of the Norton’s Art After Dark series — free events at the museum on Friday nights. Read more

LACP Members’ Juried Exhibition

About the Exhibition

Opening: August 10th – 6-8 pm
Show Dates: August 10-31, 2019
Juror: Douglas McCulloh
Sponsor: LACP Sixth Annual Members’ Exhibition
Location: dnj Gallery
3015 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405 Read more

photo: I AM: Discussing age at sunset with a saguaro

Juried Exhibition: unconstrained at ASmith Gallery

My piece, Discussing Age at Sunset with a Saguaro, was selected for the ‘unconstrained’ juried exhibition at the ASmith Gallery in Johnson City, TX. Since it’s relatively close to home (here in Santa Fe, NM) I used the opening to take my first solo trip in the RV to attend. Let me tell you – I had a wonderful trip from start to finish! I’ve attached a few photos from the trip and really touched a nerve with my RV in the sunset in West Texas. Seems there are many who at least dream of heading out on a solo adventure to somewhere. I am all in favor of it. Read more

photo of woman standing in the middle of the road, by Roxanne Darling

Recent Shows and Photography Reviews

I’ve been very focused on developing my photo series, I AM: For the love of nature. My ultimate goals are a solo show and book. My path is to submit to juried exhibitions and photography reviews. So far, I’ve been greeted by much support and acceptance. I do what I do because it speaks to me deeply — and — it feels wonderful when other people acknowledge my work.
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Roxanne Darling, I AM: wrecked on the shore, photograph

The Creative Portrait: Fourth Annual Exhibition, 2018

I recently applied to The Creative Portrait exhibition, presented by the Los Angeles Center of Photography. I felt it was a long shot, but I was wrong! Three of my photographs were accepted into the online gallery and I am thrilled. I have so much respect for the jurors and wanted them to at least see my work. Thank you to all for the the attentive and caring work to curate and present this show. I will be in Los Angeles for the opening on Saturday evening, December 15, 2018. Perhaps I’ll see you there!

Update: I went to the opening and had a wonderful time meeting the jurors and other artists. Thank you David Fahey and Nick Fahey for selecting three of my images for the show. You can read the details here at LACP. Read more

Self-portrait, Roxanne Darling, Drone Photography in Quartzite, AZ

Electron Salon, 2018

I originally applied to the Spring 2018 International Juried Exhibition at LACDA, the LA Center for Digital Art. It was curated by Leigh Gleason, Curator of Collections at the California Museum of Photography. My work was not selected for this show.

A few weeks later, though, the gallery director, Rex Bruce, emailed and invited me to participate in the Electron Salon, April, 2018. “You were selected based your submissions for competition(s) or Snap to Grid as being among the best that were contributed.” OK, that felt really good to read.
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Energy Chairs by Roxanne Darling

Energy Chairs, 2016

An Interactive Installation

Original Artist Statement:

I am very interested in the exchange of energy, especially as it relates to the creation and experience of art. This piece gives the gallery visitors numerous opportunities to give and receive energy in the presence of the art. I have created an energetic space, to offer two “director” chairs, one each for directing the energy of giving and the energy of receiving.

The chairs are not fixed but are meant to be arranged by the visitor to create an experience with another visitor (itself an act of art) or to engage with the art in the gallery from the perspective of “receiving insights” or “giving appreciation” as an example. Read more

Tony Walholm and Darrell Orwig, Jurors for the Voyaging Exhibition

Voyaging, 2016

My darling partner, Shane Robinson, gave me a blank canvas that he made himself on my birthday, December 31, 2015. He wrote a special message on the canvas and it came with these conditions:
“Make a painting by your next birthday or the panel reverts to me.”

Fair enough. The blank canvas sat in my office on the floor. Months went by as I started gathering ideas. Things coalesced in the spring and in the span of less than a week, I created this painting. It was barely dry when I dropped it off for jurying, 15 minutes before closing time. The next day, I received my acceptance email. #Ecstatic! I took the I AM binary message and stamped it on a black top that I wore to the art opening. I enjoy creative expression without concern for whether it’s “high brow” or “low brow.” Read more