ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Timothy Cummings’ portraits revel in Elizabethan finery and the haunted expressions of faces caught in the cross hairs of youth.
The artist, born and raised in Albuquerque, recently scored a professional coup with his selection as the cover artist for his friend Rufus Wainwright’s latest CD, “Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets.” The portrait presents Wainwright as an Elizabethan theatrical character, complete with a winged lace ruff as intricate and delicate as a spider’s web.
Cummings was instrumental in luring the famous singer to the KiMo Theatre in a benefit concert on Friday, Nov. 11, for 516 ARTS, founder/executive director Suzanne Sbarge said.
The KiMo will host an art reception for Cummings’ work, as well as a silent auction. The exhibit includes a set of 20 limited-edition, hand-colored lithographs created at Tamarind Institute to 516 ARTS donors for $1,000. The exhibition of about 20 of Cummings’ works will hang through Jan. 15, 2017. Call 516 ARTS at 242-1445 to reserve a print.