The CCA presents and exhibition of The Linens, paintings by the late Ciel Bergman never previously exhibited as a series, as well as a celebration of her life as an artist and beloved figure in the Santa Fe community. The exhibition will be on view February 9 – April 29, 2018 in the Tank Garage. Please join us for a public reception for the opening of the exhibition on Friday, February 9, 5-7pm.
The Linens are a series of 48 acrylic paintings on unstretched Belgian linen made between the years of 1970-77 by Ciel Bergman. The series ranges from a starkly minimal aesthetic that defines the Spiritual Guide Map portion, to bold, graphic colors and vague abstractions to representations that explore ideas of philosophy, sexuality, and physicality. This exhibition features a selection of the series—more than have ever been shown together at one time—and the foundations of a prolific and inspired artist.