The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture opens Retrospective of Self-taught Artist Margarete Bagshaw

artwork: Margarete Bagshaw - "Woman Made of Fire", 2010 - Oil on Linen - 30” x 48” - Courtesy the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe. On view in "Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules" until December 30th 2013.

Santa Fe, Nw Mexico.- The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is proud to present a major retrospective spanning 20 years of the self-taught artist Margarete Bagshaw. “Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules” will feature more than 30 paintings (some on sculpted wood panels), bronze and clay as wall art and multi-colored ceramic vessels that demonstrate the breadth and multi-dimensionality of her work. The exhibition runs through December 30th 2013. Bursting with color and activity Bagshaw’s canvases are vibrant combinations of precise shape, texture, translucent layering, and light. Her paintings range from small to quite large and have an abstract, Cubist quality steeped in spirituality – a connection to her Native heritage and to her artistic forbears.