Featured Artists Ryan Singer and Liz Wallace Gallery Reception

March 20, 2015 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jean Cocteau Art Gallery
418 Montezuma Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Sam Haozous
Painter Ryan Singer and jeweler Liz Wallace will exhibit their artwork at the Jean Cocteau Art Gallery beginning March 18th. The Gallery Reception will occur Friday March 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Ryan Singer: Artist Statement
As an aspiring young artist, I was fascinated by classic science fiction and horror movies from the 1930’s to 1970’s like “Frankenstein”, “The Wolf Man”, and “The Fly”. These movies had a big impact on me and motivated me to make art that is strange, sometimes scary, and makes the viewer question what they see.  As some movies made me uncomfortable, I want to do the same with my art. But in my artwork, I tell stories and share messages that have multiple layers of meaning. My artwork in this show reflects my admiration for pop culture, and addresses cultural stereotypes about Native Americans as influenced by vintage sci-fi/horror films and posters. Ultimately, my artwork is an expression of my personal identity and experience as a Native American.

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Liz Wallace: Artist Statement
I’ve always worked with my hands and been artistic, ever since I was a toddler. Whether that’s nature, nurture, or because art was the only way I received praise, I still haven’t figured out. Jewelry has been a way for me to have some control over my life and where it went. Nature is a recurring theme for me, as my fondest childhood memories are from my grandmother working in her garden and taking me to national parks.

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