A new exhibit titled, "Full Spectrum: The Fine Art Tapestries of Donna Loraine Contractor," is now on display through Sept. 9, 2011 at the Jonathan Abrams, MD, Art Gallery located on the fifth floor of the UNM Hospital Ambulatory Care Center. The exhibit will be available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, an Artist Reception will be held Thursday, July 28, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Contractor was born in Waukegan, Ill. and came to New Mexico to attend St. John's College in Santa Fe. Since she moved to Albuquerque 23 years ago, she has won over 30 art competitions and commissions throughout the state and country. Contractor's work incorporates the landscapes and colors of New Mexico with bold contemporary architectural frames that create depth and optical illusions.
The late Douglas Kent Hall, in The Thread of New Mexico, said, "Contractor combines unlikely dynamic forms with a scintillating palette to achieve an evocative and compelling style of weaving. She utilized traditional....concepts as well as certain graphic constructs that fueled the work of many twentieth-century painters and brings to contemporary tapestry a freshness that is sometimes startling."
For more information on the exhibit call, (505) 272-9700.