Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Natural materials capture pieces of changing world.(Evening)

Byline: Wesley Pulkka For the Journal

Two shows exemplify the embarrassment of riches that the Albuquerque art scene has experienced this month. Alan Paine Radebaugh is inspired by the fleeting nature of nature in his "Chasing Fragments: 1982-2002" retrospective. The show, curated by Cynthia Sanchez, director and curator of the Capitol Arts Foundation in Santa Fe, is a staggering cross section of media and imagery.

"Cocktails and Quilts, Columns and Crows" with works by pastel painter Susan Roden, fiber artist Katy Widger, painter/sculptor Pat Forbes and painter Santiago Perez is a less daunting but still interesting romp through four unique styles.

For the past two summers Radebaugh has hightailed it to the Canadian woods in Alberta, where he gathered natural materials, meditated and produced two-dimensional imagery that alludes to tree bark, mountain streams, trail debris and constant change. …

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