Springtime at Pie Projects

A pop-up exhibition in Santa Fe, NM featuring Daniel Ballesteros and Matthew McConville
March 31 April 23

Closing Reception: April 23, 5:30-7:30

Press Release

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to announce a satellite show in Santa Fe in partnership with Pie Projects. This exhibition includes four gilded photographs by Daniel Ballesteros and eleven fantastical paintings by Matthew McConville. This is the inaugural presentation by Pie Projects and the first exhibition in Santa Fe presented by Richard Levy Gallery. Appointments are being offered from April 13 – 22. Appointment are not required for the closing reception on April 23rd from 5:30-7:30. 

A third-generation Filipino-American, Daniel Ballesteros grew up in the Midwest and never felt like he fit in. Finding solace in nature, Ballesteros began photographing urban trees. In the Gold Leaf Trees series, Ballesteros masks all elements of nature and applies gold leaf to the rest of the image. Each image is produced in an edition of three, and because the gold leaf is applied by hand, each artwork is unique.

Matthew McConville paints exquisitely detailed arrangements of imagined plant life. Influenced by traditional practices such as 18th-century Dutch painting, botanical illustration, and Japanese flower arranging, as well as current topics relating to gene modification, sustainability, and extinction. These luminescent paintings are the artist’s interpretation of future worlds.

Pie Projects is a flexible event/gallery space that hosts art-related events to support human creativity, artists, and allied organizations. Launched in 2021 by Alina Boyko and Devendra Contractor, Pie Projects is located in the Baca Railyard District in Santa Fe, NM. Springtime at Pie Projects is their inaugural presentation.

Richard Levy Gallery shows contemporary art in all mediums by emerging and established regional, national, and international artists. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Richard Levy Gallery.

 Images for this exhibition can be viewed on ARTSY.net and www.levygallery.com. High-resolution images are available on request. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: @levygallery @pieprojects.santafe @ballesterosprojects @mcconvillematthew #richardlevygallery #pieprojects #springtimeatpieprojects #danielballesteros #goldleaftrees #matthewmcconville #flowersfortheanthropocene

Dates: March 31–April 23, 2021
Closing Reception: April 23, 5:30–7:30 pm
Location: Pie Projects, 924B Shoofly Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact: 505.766.9888, info@levygallery.com, www.levygallery.com @levygallery

Artwork and Information
Daniel Ballesteros
Mathew McConville