Press Release – Daniel Brice: Works on Paper & Bebe Krimmer: Spatial Order

Contact: John Addison, 505-992-0711                                                  April 14, 2013



Santa Fe, NM – Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art presents its first two solo exhibitions of the year, running concurrently, May 3 – June 1, 2013Daniel Brice’s Works on Paper and Bebe Krimmer’s Spatial Order. Opening receptions are Friday, May 3, 5-7pm.


Daniel Brice: Works on Paper

In two sizes, on paper, Brice explores thick layers of paint, meticulously applied and burnished to a fine sheen. This color field work, more complex than it initially appears, records the tension and release of color and form in a modest rectangular playing field. But what puts this work “over the top” is the indescribable quality of paint on paper -it’s different from canvas, softer and more intimate, and the colors sing.

This small show features just over a dozen recent works on paper from this Los Angeles based artist. Nationally recognized and exhibited, this is Brice’s third solo show at Chiaroscuro.


Bebe KrimmerSpatial Order

Spatial Order is a culmination of sorts, distilling ideas and techniques Krimmer has been developing for years. Put simply, it all comes together here: repetition, collage, color, paint-handling, scale and content. Krimmer has spent the better part of 2 years working towards this exhibition, which will include a dozen medium to large scale paintings, and wall installations of numerous small scale works. The paintings all contain an element of discovery. As you approach the work, the surface transforms from a riot of abstract marks into a formal structure forming a hypnotic rhythm of collage elements. The white-on-white and black-on-black pieces appear minimal from a great distance, then open up as you step closer.

Santa Fe-based Krimmer enjoys a long and productive painting career, first in Chicago and then Santa Fe since the early 90’s. Krimmer has shown extensively in New Mexico, Illinois and California. Recent awards include a Merit of Excellence for the Miniature Exhibition, Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM, and a scholarship at Santa Fe Art Institute. This is Krimmer’s second solo show with Chiaroscuro.


May 3-June 1, 2013

Opening Receptions: Friday, May 3, 5-7pm


Location: 702 ½ & 708 Canyon Road on Gypsy Alley, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-992-0711

High resolution photographs available upon request; call Heather Doyle at 505-992-0711 or email