Albuquerque mixed-media painter Lucy Maki has installed yet another world-class jaw dropper at Exhibit 208 titled “Betwixt and Between,” an extraordinary collection of 18 new pieces through March 26.
Maki, who exhibited in Santa Fe at Linda Durham for 25 years, should by now be receiving the recognition and support as a global force in contemporary painting that she has earned. I suspect she will one of these days.
Maki builds constructions with integral elements that are inseparable from the painted surfaces.
Like Kurt Schwitters, Ben Nicholson, David Smith, Eva Hesse and her other inspirational mentors, Maki takes a “Total Art” – what Schwitters called Gesamtkunstwerk – approach to painting.