What we're up to

November 2017

Studio Visits with Constance DeJong & Kristin Diener in Albuquerque

Constance’s work represents an on-going interest in merging sculpture with painting by creating implied space within three-dimensional space. This is accomplished through exploiting the separate classic territories of the planar space of abstract painting and the spatial presence and physicality of sculpture. The work is never freestanding but either hung independently on a wall or mounted within a framing device, as would a painting or drawing. The work is chemically treated with patinas creating color, texture and the illusion of depth. In this, a painterly surface is integrated with a physical dimensional object. The work is rigorously physical whether it extends several feet into space or only inches; it always maintains a strong material presence.


After receiving her MFA in jewelry making and metalsmithing from Bowling Green State University, Kristin has gone on to create bold and distinctly original artwork. Her award winning metalwork has been featured in various publications and exhibited nationally and internationally. Kristin's work utilizes a variety of new and traditional silversmithing techniques which she has been teaching for over 30 years. Her work will be featured in an upcoming survey of jewelry and metal work at the Albuquerque Museum in June 2018.


December 2017

Tour of When Modern Was Contemporary at The Albuquerque Museum

Curator of Art, Andrew Connors, will take CAS members on another enlightening and entertaining tour of an important exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum, When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection. The following information about the exhibition is from the AM website:

“Recognizing the significance of the art of his own time, Financier Roy R. Neuberger (1903–2010) acquired work by a remarkable selection of modern masters, including Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and numerous others.

He was committed to buying the work of living artists, in order to support the artists themselves, and formed relationships with many influential artists, dealers, and critics. By 1950, the center of the avant-garde art world had shifted from Paris to New York, and Neuberger’s was the most important collection of modern art in the country.

"When Modern Was Contemporary" features some fifty paintings and sculptures, illuminating the artistic transformations that took place in the U.S. during the first half of the twentieth century, and providing unique insight into one of the most fertile periods in American art.”


Where we've been

This world is but a canvas to our imagination...
— Henry David Thoreau

Image of CAS Visit to Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, November 2016