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DATE BOOK - 2015

May 9; 4 - 6 PM

JD Jarvis Chance And Shadows

Artist's Reception

May 23; 1:30 - 3 PM

JD Jarvis Chance And Shadows

Artist's Talk, Collecting Digital Art

June 6; 1:30 - 3 PM

Louis Ocepek, In Conjunction With The Exhibit Chance And Shadows,

Artist's Talk, Works That Pair Ink And Paper: The Intaglio Printing Process

June 6; 4 PM

JD Jarvis Chance And Shadows Close

August 28 - October 31

Wide Bay High Desert II

Unsettled Gallery and the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (Australia) 2nd collaborative featuring the art work of 6 Aussies/6 Yanks. Follow the participating artists on their blog:


Jeri Desrochers


Let's Go Ornamental

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May 9 - June 6

Chance And Shadow

JD Jarvis

Chance And Shadows, recent work by JD Jarvis, opens with a reception on Saturday, May 9 from 4 to 6 PM and continues through June 6. The exhibit encapsulates two bodies of work. Jarvis introduced random occurrence and the vagaries of chance into his artist process to create the work you will see in Chance. The second body of work, Shades Of Noir, explores the use of the evocative play of light and shadow to achieve a mood, in a manner similar to the way “film noir” tells its story using light and shadow to manipulate our reactions.

Jarvis has had his digital art exhibited in the National Museum of Photography, Tokyo; The Cork Gallery, New York; The Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn; Quinta Gameros Gallery, Chihuahua; the Chamizal National Monument, El Paso and galleries in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.

Both Chance and Shades Of Noir are digital art that is made directly by hand utilizing digital-painting and imaging tools. The process and resulting images have more in common with traditional painting and printmaking than a digital photograph that is subjected to enhancement and printed on photographic or fine art paper.

Jarvis, an early adopter and promoter of digital painting and imaging tools, has written articles and served on advisory committees to evaluate and suggest improvements to the equipment and programs used for digital painting. Among other contributions to an informative dialogue about digital art, Jarvis introduced art aficionados to digital art collecting in February 2015 at Unsettled Gallery discussing the current state of the tools used and tips to consider when collecting digital art. He will present similar guidance during an artist’s talk on Saturday, May 23 beginning at 1:30 PM at the gallery.

Please join us in our old adobe for the opening reception to experience art and conversation with friends old and new or visit the exhibit through June 6, the exhibit close.

Unsettled Gallery and Studio; April 2015

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Check the website periodically for future Artists Calls & Other Information.

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Unsettled Gallery is a unique, contemporary art gallery in southern New Mexico, displaying a diverse range of art styles and mediums by a select group of artists.

Located along the site of the celebrated Camino Real (the 'Royal Highway') within the Original Townsite of Las Cruces, New Mexico, the gallery building is an historic, adobe structure. Over its long life, the building served many purposes: family home, apartment, fruit stand, packaged liquor store drive through to name just a few of its personalities. Acquired in 2003 by an artist interested in saving old adobes, rescue and restoration began. The current owners completed a nearly one-year restoration and renovation in 2007 launching the building into use as an art gallery for which it seems happily suited.

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