Contemporary Southwest with Ali Launer and Joy Richardson. Reception: June 2nd 5p-7p.
May 3 - June 9, 2017

On Friday, June 2nd, from 5pm – 7pm, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 403 Canyon Road in Santa Fe, is proud to present two artists, Joy Richardson and Ali Launer, each of whose work explores expression in different ways. The exhibit will run through June 11th, 2017.


Joy Richardson’s large, abstract canvases exude pure optimism with bold color fields in fanciful blends, and strokes. Her combinations of colors span the known spectrum and beyond as she expresses the moment of her artistic spirit boldly.

Honing in her art of beading since the age of Twelve, artist Ali Launer adorns real animal skulls with faceted jewels, glass, silver and other surprising elements. Often the design work on her adorned skulls feels contemporary with their asymmetrical planes of materials. Always the result enhances nature’s own profound design work with grace.