WHERE: Ellsworth Gallery, 215 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2022, 5 pm.
Un-Known Paths explores themes of pathways, stillness, and listening. Developing from decades of hiking the land around Santa Fe, many of the paintings cluster around specific paths (Sun Mountain, Aspen Vista, Chamisa Trail) or specific plants encountered along the way (yucca, mullein, piñon).
This exhibition will also include some new birds, descended from the traveling public art project ‘birds in the park’.
Opening Reception featuring DJ Oli and site-specific installation by Awl.
About the Artist
Christy Hengst’s mixed media paintings are material-rich, and have been shown in solo shows in museums and galleries in Latin America, Europe and the U.S.
Christy Hengst’s site-specific public projects include a treasure hunt circle of paintings in a small town in Massachusetts, three bus stops in Santa Fe, a large collaborative sculpture for a plaza in Cuenca, Ecuador, a Haiku Path in a college courtyard, a boat for a playground on climate change and the four-year traveling international installation “birds in the park”.
Christy Hengst lives in Santa Fe and is married to the blacksmith Helmut Hillenkamp with whom she often collaborates, including on raising two now grown kids.