Dana Newmann and Dana Hart-Stone
March 4 - April 1, 2023
Opening Reception: March 4, 2023, 4-6 pm
Dana Newmann, Memento Mori, curiosity cabinet, 24 x 21 x 6 in. (image: James Hart)
Dana Hart-Stone, Dear Friend Lola, 75 in., UV cured acrylic ink on canvas
Described as one of New Mexico’s cultural treasures, Dana Newmann is well known for her surrealist collages and exquisite cabinets of curiosity. Dana Newmann attended California College of Arts and Crafts (California School of Fine Arts) and studied Drawing with Richard Diebenkorn. A graduate of Mills College, she earned her BFA while studying painting with Italian abstractionist Afro Basaldella. Her work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, the New Mexico Capitol Art Foundation, and in El Archivero, Mexico City. She lives in Santa Fe with her husband, abstract painter Eugene Newmann.
Dana Hart-Stone’s works reveal the artist’s passion for collecting vintage, vernacular photographs of the American West and digitally manipulating them to create his elaborate works. Through the collection, manipulation, and juxtaposition of vintage imagery, Hart-Stone explores themes of collective memory and nostalgia through abstraction and complex visual rhythms.
Born in Billings, Montana, Dana Hart-Stone attended Montana State University in Bozeman, and received his B.A. from San Francisco State University in 1997. His paintings and commissions can be found in numerous private and public collections, including the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA and the Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA. In 2019, his work was featured in the exhibition Ridin’ the West: Works by Roy De Forest and Dana Hart-Stone at Santa Clara University.