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Studio Arts Faculty Member, Willy Bo Richardson, Exhibits Work in New York City

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Seduced’ is an exhibition of abstract artwork at dm contemporary gallery running through June 20


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Lauren McDaniel

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

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lauren.mcdaniel@santafeuniversity.edu

Santa Fe, N.M.—May 22, 2015—Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) studio arts’ faculty member, Willy Bo Richardson, is currently featured at the dm contemporary gallery in New York City, along with artists Sun K. Kwak, Martin Mullin, and Katsumi Suzuki. The exhibition, “Seduced” opened earlier this month and runs through Saturday, June 20.

In the exhibition, Richardson transfers experiences and emotions into paintings where color dominates, and his paintbrush grapples with and against fundamental physical constraints, ‘seducing’ the viewers with paint and colors. All pieces from the exhibiting artists in “Seduced” call for a sensory response from the viewer, whether the medium is oil on canvas, mixed media, monoprint-silkscreens on paper, or sculptural drawings made from gaffers’ tape.

The current New York exhibition is Richardson’s first exhibition in the city since his 2012 ‘Watercolors’ exhibition at Phillips de Pury in Chelsea. In 2011, his work was included in the exhibition at Jason McCoy Gallery in New York titled, “70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts”. The show featured works by a selection of modern and contemporary painters, including Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann and Jackson Pollock.

Richardson, who received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 2000, focuses his work on paintings that range in medium from oil on canvas and paper to watercolor and gouache. After working and travelling from his Brooklyn home for more than 15 years, in 2007 Richardson sought a more focused studio practice and returned to his hometown of Santa Fe, NM. Since moving back to New Mexico, he has participated in local exhibitions at William Siegal Gallery, The Center for Contemporary Arts and LaunchProjects, among others.

dm contemporary is located at 39 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor, in New York City. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 1-212-576-2032.

Image: “Seven Sisters,” Oil on Canvas, Willy Bo Richardson

About SFUAD’s Art Department:

The Art Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers coursework in both materials-based studio art (painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics) and contemporary practice, such as installation, projected image, performance and video. Coursework in art history enriches and contextualizes this study. Faculty members are acclaimed artists with active careers, as well as mentors who support each student in finding his or her artistic voice. Students may earn a BA or BFA degree and can individualize and expand their program with electives from within the department or from other disciplines. They have the opportunity to exhibit in several campus galleries and to pursue internships within Santa Fe’s internationally renowned arts community as they prepare for successful careers as working artists and in arts-related fields. The Art Department is housed in the Visual Arts Center, a striking complex of buildings designed by award-winning architect Ricardo Legorreta.

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