Two artists, Greg Tucker and Jeff Sipe, explore the connections between music and visual arts as their shared interest in both Blues and Jazz serve as an integral component to their dynamic artistic practices. Jeff Sipe is an award winning folk artist and blues musician from Albuquerque. When he’s not playing bass in local blues bands he’s creating folk art in his converted garage. His work has shown in exhibitions and galleries in New Mexico, Arizona, Washington D.C., Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, California, Switzerland and Australia. His art has appeared in Shaman’s Drum Magazine, Santa Fe Magazine, The Collector’s Guide and the Mind Science Journal and he’s designed numerous CD covers. Sipe was born in the small farming community of New London, Wisconsin but has lived most of his life in the Southwest. The sights and sounds of blues bars and juke joints and the colors and flavors of border culture are the main influences on his art. Greg Tucker has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art of Albuquerque and in UNM’s Fine Arts Museum. As an illustrator, his work was published by the Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Psychology Today, Bloomberg Financial Magazine, Utne Reader, Village Voice, Salon Online, Harcourt Brace and many more. His illustrations have won many awards and have been included in many professional annuals, including the internationally prestigious Graphis Design Annual. His work is represented by the Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque.
Exhibition Dates: July 13 – August 29, 2014 | Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2014 (2-4pm)