Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art & The Legacy of Elaine Horwitch
January 2, 2021 - July 18, 2021
From the Tucson Art Museum Art dealer Elaine Horwitch was a major force in contemporary art in the Southwest from the early 1970s until her death in 1991, responsible for launching the careers of hundreds of artists from the region. With galleries in Scottsdale, Santa Fe, Sedona, and Palm Springs, she was a leader in fostering what has been called “new Western art” or “Southwest pop.” This exhibition highlights the works of some of the Elaine Horwitch Galleries’ most popular artists. Drawn from the Tucson Museum of Art collection and loans from Arizona and New Mexico, these paintings, sculptures, and works on paper reveal the breadth of art and innovation that occurred in the Southwest at a pivotal time of change. Featured artists include: Tom Palmore, Lynn Taber, Billy Schenck, John Fincher, James Havard, Fritz Scholder, Anne Coe, Larry Rivers, and Bob Wade. The exhibit which opened at Booth Western Art Museum on October 22, 2020 concludes April 25, 2021.
©Kevin Red Star, Ready for the Two Step, mixed media, 48 x 60