- Opening Reception: Friday, February 23rd, 2018 from 5-7 pm
- Follow-up event, a benefit for Santa Fe YouthWorks: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 2-5 pm
- Show runs through April 27th, 2018
PHIL SPACE is proud to announce its first show of 2018, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Santa Fe’s Shelley Horton-Trippe.
The summer after Trump's election, Horton-Trippe visited the non-profit Santa Fe YouthWorks and met a confident, elegant woman leaning against her low-rider in the parking lot. She was the President of the Española Low Rider Club, "a young woman with foot high hair and eyeliner winged to the moon” who, with a pocketful of wrenches, was dismantling the patriarchy bolt by bolt. This woman became the impetus for a body of new work — an exploration of command in the feminine — and provided a colorful palette for Horton-Trippe's own celebratory cry of NO MORE to the suppression of women in our culture. On huge canvasses, in colors and gestures that celebrate the reunification of nature and power, Horton-Trippe creates fertile territory in which big hair, hot pink, and shiny surfaces are elevated to an aesthetic of honor.
A portion of the sale of these works will be donated to Santa Fe Youthworks.