I wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever.”
While America emerged from World War II relatively unscathed, Europe began the process of dealing with immeasurable trauma. This opened the door that nurtured New York into a center of artistic activity, challenging Paris as the heart of the international art world. Abstract Expressionism would emerge in the 1950s, followed by the rise of Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, among many other modes that evolved over the next decades. Today, David Richard Gallery stands as a premiere art house in Santa Fe and abroad for both historic and contemporary work of these movements, and they represent many established artists, collections, and estates that are a part of the important historical styles that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts. From names well-established and revered in art history (think Ribak, de Kooning, and Mandelman) to emerging American and international contemporary explorers (Judy Chicago, Paul Pascarella, Michael Scott), David Richard Gallery focuses on abstract expressionism, color field, geometric, op art, pop art and minimalism in a variety of media. The gallery also presents collaborative curatorial programs highlighting significant works and historical artistic tendencies in the 1960s through the 1980s. The objective is to create an interactive space for gallery artists, estates, collectors, collaborators and the general art community.
A bright, industrial space with obvious sophistication, David Richard Gallery is exhilarating. The span of the gallery is breathtaking as a whole. Each artist on exhibit at David Richard Gallery is thoughtfully hung and placed to occupy their individual space and time, the aesthetic of the piece fully evident.
Directors David Eichholtz and Richard Barger are extraordinary energies in Santa Fe’s art community, key players in a number of groups that keep the art star alight for our city. Their depth of knowledge is serious and their activities in Santa Fe, nationally and internationally, are integral to the art world as a whole. Their gallery is an “experience,” appealing to mind and sense. Collectors and enthusiasts alike must put a visit to David Richard Gallery at the top of their list.
Gallery Directors: David Eichholtz and Richard Barger
544 South Guadalupe St., 505.983-9555