“Nectere”, from the Latin, meaning to bind or tie. Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists for July choose this as the title of their exhibit. What ties the works of Debra Montoya and Catalina Salinas together? Color, texture and control of medium.
Debra Montoya constructs brilliantly-colored, thoroughly original wall and wearable mosaics using glass, pottery, found objects, stones, bottle caps… Sound random? Ms. Montoya knows precisely what she’s doing. These are beautiful interpretations of the land and culture of New Mexico.
Catalina Salinas’s medium is oil paint. Her images are sensuous, glowing, informed by her architectural background, abstract and geometric. Using an impasto technique, Ms. Salinas carefully builds texture onto her canvases, as she creates fiercely-controlled maelstroms of color.
Meet Debra Montoya and Catalina Salinas and experience their exciting works at the artists’ reception Friday, July 5, 4-7 p.m. at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, 205 Romero N.W. on the Plaza in Old Town.
Amapola Gallery, where it’s all New Mexican all the time. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com