Beau Carey, Joanne Lefrak, and Hakim Bellamy
Gallery Reception: Saturday, August 11, 6–8:30 pm, poetry reading 7 pm
Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Pilgrimage, an exhibition of large-scale paintings by Albuquerque artist Beau Carey and a collaboration of poetry on glass by Santa Fe–based artist Joanne Lefrak and Albuquerque poet Hakim Bellamy. The artworks included in Pilgrimage are inspired by mountain ranges around the globe.
Individual landscape paintings are often about specific places. Beau Carey’s new paintings comprise multiple geographies. He paints each invented landscape from memory, plein-air studies, and photographs. Mountain ranges from Norway, Alaska, and Colorado are compressed and layered into single compositions. Carey has traveled to remote areas including Denali National Park and the Arctic Circle to paint.
Carey’s work has been published on Blouin Artinfo, ARTSY, Sotheby’s, and alibi.com. He is an instructor in the Art Department at the University of New Mexico.
Lefrak’s work has been exhibited at MASS MoCA, the Albuquerque Museum, and the New Mexico Museum of Art, among others. She is the director of education and the curator of public practice at SITE Santa Fe.