An international contemporary art gallery where you will find innovative and previously unseen works
When Tanya Turner Carrroll and Michael E.S. Carroll opened Turner
Carroll Gallery eight years ago, they were very clear about the kind
of art space they were interested in creating in Santa Fe. The husband
and wife team, w ho come from a visual arts back ground and an educational
rooted in history and art history. had worked with museums and auction
houses in Europe and the United States. They began seeking out contemporar
artists whose works communicate a sense of timelessness and fit within
the context of contemporary art history.
The gallery carries oil paintings, mixed media pieces. encaustic
works, egg tempera paintings, and sculptures that prod the intellect
and offer unique artistic perspectives."We are an international contemporary gallery:' Turner Carroll
explains. "Representing aesthetically beautiful work that
educates the viewer is our goal. We only show work we believe in
and collect ourselves. We look for what we consider to be the best
of contemporary art, regardless of who is creating it and where it
is created. We work hard to spread recognition of artists we believe
While they carry the work of nine New Mexico artists, they also spend
time cultivating relationships with European artists and galleries
and presenting innovative and largely previously unseen European
works in Santa Fe.
During the month of September the gallery will focus its attention
on critically acclaimed artists from Russia, Romania, Ukraine, and
Belarus including Traian Alexandru Filip, a Romanian artist whose
etchings and oil paintings explore the hidden recesses of the soul.
In 1998 the gallery published an award‑winning monograph on Filip.
Works created by notable contemporary Irish painters will be displayed
October 22 ‑ November 10.
Well‑known Santa Fe artist Alexandra Eldridge will be featured in
a solo exhibit from July 9‑July 28. Through mixed media paintings
and techniques of burnishing. scraping, scratching through, and writing
words into the surface of the paintings before applying pigments,
Eldridge seeks to penetrate the unknown. Her works were recently
the subject of a solo museum exhibition.
Turner Carroll Gallery represents the egg tempera paintings of Michael
Bergt, which were also the subject of a touring solo museum exhibition. In
August. his work will be paired with the oil paintings of Geoff Laurence,
whose work captures universal human experiences through figures caught
in specific moments of time.
"Allowing our artists to explore and evolve freely is very important
to us,' Turner Carroll remarks. "We're here to facilitate their
growth and enhance their exposure via critical and museum recognition.'
The Turner Carroll Gallery is located at 725 Canyon Road. Hours:
10:00‑5:00 daily (505) 986‑9800 (tel//fax). E‑mail: tcgallery @aol.
com, www.artnet com/galleries/..\tucarrolL htmI.