Allegories 
Alice van Buren
​Norbert Voelkel

Opens Saturday, Sept. 21, 5–7 p.m. and runs through Oct. 20, 2019.

Norbert Voelkel had his first one-artist exhibition at the Bareiss Gallery in Taos 20 years ago, an installation of “Words, Images, Books.” He’s had numerous exhibitions since, most recently “Metamorphosis,” last December with Taos artist Allen Packer. In “Allegories,” Voelkel transforms contemporary events, captured by photography and media releases, into paintings. His Goyaesque approach of exaggeration and over-simplification intends to grab the viewer’s attention.


    Chronos, 36 x 36 inches, mixed media on board. 

Alice van Buren had her first one-person show in Paris, 1995, and her first in America at the Bareiss Gallery, 2003. The subject was “Crusader Follies,” an extended allegory in paint, to do with our oil wars and gasoline culture. This time, “Allegories” is basically a license to paint—paintings present themselves as riddles, coded messages, or dreams that suggest an ambiguous story or paradox. Van Buren has long been a student of Jung and holds workshops in Santa Fe on psyche and art.



Teddy Bear Wars, 24 x 18 inches, mixed media on canvas. 

End of Times, 30 x 40 inches, mixed media on board.

Bareiss Gallery | 15 State Rd 150 | PO Box 3366 Taos NM 87571 | 575-776-2284

The Red Dress, 18 x 24 inches, mixed media on canvas.