"Axle Indoors" opens at Peters Projects, Santa Fe, on Friday, February 13, 2015

Danielle was very pleased when she was invited to show in Axle Indoors, the fifth anniversary exhibit of Axle Contemporary, which will open on Friday, February 13, 2015, at Peters Projects in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The reception is from 5 to 7 pm, and the show will run through March 21. Axle Indoors will show work by 150 of the 250 artists who have shown at Axle since the mobile gallery -- a creatively renovated Twinkies van -- started roaming the streets of Santa Fe five years ago.

Danielle Shelley's multipanel geometric abstraction painting, Blue Gate, at Axle Indoors at Peters Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The image above shows part of the 9-panel grid Danielle is exhibiting in Axle Indoors. The panels are part of her Blue Gate series of 16 oil paintings on panel, with each panel measuring 14 x 11 in. The only other time Blue Gate has been shown in Santa Fe was at the late lamented Salon Mar Graff in 2009. So this is a rare chance to see some of the work that preceded Danielle's current series, Earth Measure Blues.

She showed at Axle Contemporary in September 2013 with the other members of the Lady Minimalists Tea Society. Their exhibit was titled Magnetic Drift (see earlier blog entry).

The Axle show at Peters Projects should be an amazing gathering of some of the most interesting contemporary artists in northern New Mexico. Everyone interested in the local contemporary art scene should check it out.