April 16, 2021 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Saturday, August 4 - Sunday, October 7, 2018

Harnessing Light: Marietta Patricia Leis, Debbie Long, & Mary Shaffer

Gallery: Peter & Madeleine Martin Gallery

Opening: Saturday, August 4th, Reception: 3-5 pm


Artist Panel Discussion: August 7, 7pm

Harnessing Light features three artists who by different paths converge on a common focus: the interface of light on a surface. Each artist—Marietta Patricia Leis, Debbie Long, and Mary Shaffer—creates works that share the viewers’ immediate space and directly engage them with luminous visual effects. Leis’s graphite acrylic panels, from her series Lost and Found In Iceland, capture light’s tenebrous illumination of consummate darkness. The light that saturates Debbie Long’s translucent cast-glass sculptures belies their physical mass with the same sleight of hand that transforms Mary Shaffer’s rigid clear cast coils into lithe and pliant crystal creatures.