Bareiss Gallery | 15 State Rd 150 | PO Box 3366 Taos NM 87571 | 575-776-2284
“Organic Expressionism” has a complex but necessary collaboration of materials and processes similar to that of living things. Through the materials’ expression and Notan principles of design, I create forms and shapes of pure abstraction. I find a unity of opposites complementing each other in the interaction of light and dark. In the concept, design and experience of these creations I see the patterns of nature.
Maury Calvert – Biography
Maury was born on June 3, 1945 in Decatur, Georgia. When he was 2 years old, he moved to New Orleans where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1964. From 1964-1966 he attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he studied architecture. He continued his studies at the Universidad de Las Americas, Mexico DF, and studied with RC Gorman’s teacher Mario Perez Orona. Maury finished his studies in architecture in 1967 at Texas A&M, College Station.
In the late 1960’s Maury moved to Aspen, Colorado and worked as a carpenter and then moved on to San Francisco where he was a draftsman. In 1971 he moved to Questa and worked as a carpenter and a designer/builder for local homeowners. In 1978 he joined the weekly Taos Life Drawing group. In 1986 he participated in the Taos Open, winning best of show for his pastel life drawing “Midnight” and was also represented by the Milagro de Taos Gallery.
Maury has been practicing yoga since 1970 and did continued breathwork, Erikson analysis in 1989. He has had the opportunity to travels extensively to Thailand, Bali, Hawaii, Italy, Germany, Mexico and England.
1990 Taos Art Institute with Larry Bell; began UNM Taos
1994 Taos Art Association-sketch group
1994 Continued classes at UNM, landscape pastels with Ray Vinella & Michelle Cooke until 2008
1995 Impressionism juried show, Taos Art Association
2010 Advanced painting with Jeremy McDonnell, acrylics on paper
2018 Outside the Lines, group show at Bareiss Gallery
2022 Curious Artists Group show at Bareiss Gallery
Influences: Jackson Pollock, Franz Klein, Arshile Gorky, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Misrach, Cy Twombly, Vija Celmins, Clyfford Still, Robert Irwin, Paolo Soleri, Sam Francis