This week (April 26-29) is the last week for the show “Generations: The art of Eloise Lindeborg and Chris Casey” at LVAC’s Gallery 140, 140 Bridge Street All works will be 10% off for the duration of the show, AND there are about 50 new, unframed works on display at reasonable prices.
Hours are Tuesday through Thursday 1-4 p.m. and Friday 1-7 p.m. Works include sculpture, ceramics, drawings, and paintings, hers from the late 1930s to late 1960s and his from this decade. There will also be an assortment of unframed portfolio items on hand for viewing and discussion. Chris is a Las Vegas native, and his grandmother, Eloise Lindeborg, was an active artist here for many years.
The show commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Eloise Lindeborg, the grandmother Chris admires but never met.
The show will include works of several types from each artist. Lindeborg’s works will be abstract paintings, representational paintings and drawings, and pen and ink book illustrations spanning a 30 year career. Casey’s works will be decorated stoneware sculpture, and drawings.
Lindeborg (1916-1970), was a portraitist, landscape painter, and abstract artist who exhibited in Las Vegas, Taos, and Santa Fe in the 1950s and 1960s. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois and the College of Art in Stockholm, Sweden, and worked in oils, acrylics, watercolors and a variety of drawing media
Her work appeared in eight shows at the Museum of New Mexico, in the State Capitol complex, and at Trebor de Taos gallery, as well as at La Galeria de los Artesanos, Highlands University and the Gallinas Art Guild gallery in Las Vegas. Others involved in the Guild included John Gavahan, Louis Yaffee, Aile Lee, Ignatz Sahula-Dycke, Joe Drlik and Dick Emmons. Her work is also in the collection of the Roswell Museum. Both her work and her grandson’s were exhibited at the New Mexico State Fair.
Casey, 29, was not born until 16 years after his grandmother’s death, but he grew up with her work, both at his parent’s home in Albuquerque and his grandfather’s home in Las Vegas. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in 2013 with an emphasis on Arita porcelain, a Japanese technique taught at the college level in the United States only at UNM. In addition to Arita pieces, he produces sculpture, mixed media drawings, and porcelaneous stoneware. His pottery merges with his drawing through the use of carving and glaze pencil.
Casey’s work has been shown at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque: in the show “Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico” in 2014 and in the Harvest CSA project the following year. He recently worked with fellow members of The Desert Dwellers Clay Collective in Harwood’s 2016 Encompass project. He has also shown at the April Price Projects Gallery and Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque.
He is the son of Lewis Casey and Siri (Lindeborg) Casey, both former residents of Las Vegas, and the nephew of Richard and Susan (McCreight) Lindeborg of Las Vegas.
The show runs at Gallery 140 from April 2 through April 29. The Gallery is home of the Las Vegas Arts Council at 140 Bridge Street.