In The Tombaugh Gallery
Jill Somoza at the Tombaugh Gallery
The Tombaugh Gallery welcomes artist Jill Somoza with an opening reception on Sunday, September 10, from 11 AM to 2 PM. The exhibit continues through October 6. After many years of painting on canvas and paper Ms. Somoza switched to painting on vinyl. Her paintings are hybrids – sculptural in that they are composed of several irregular shapes made of wooden sticks linked together to create a ‘form’. The shapes are then covered with clear vinyl on which she paints with acrylics. The paintings are non-representational, but the ‘form’ is a real object. The artwork hangs a few inches off the wall by means of feet which allow light to penetrate the translucent vinyl and gives it an air of lightness.
Ms. Somoza, her husband and three children have lived in Las Cruces since 1973, and she has exhibited her work here since then. Ten works of art made in the last three years will be shown in the gallery.