Harwood Museum of Art Taos harwoodmuseum.org


August 4-October 7, 2018.

Harwood Museum of Art. Taos, New Mexico

Harnessing Light.

BULLET CITIES (Detail) 2005-2007.
240 x 120 x 4 inches.
Cast Glass.
(Bullet casings found in the New Mexico desert over a 3 year period)

Taos 1960s - Present Vivian Horan Fine Art NYC


April 27 - June 22, 2018.

Taos 1960s - Present.

Vivan Horan Fine Art 
35 East 67th Street, New York.

Vivian Horan Fine Art is pleased to present “Taos: 1960’s – Present,” opening April 27 through June 22. The exhibition includes a selection of work by artists who have continued the creative legacy of Taos from its early beginnings as an artist’s colony to the thriving artists’ community of today. “Taos: 1960’s – Present,” includes works by the late luminaries Agnes Martin, Ken Price, and Dennis Hopper, and 1960’s Southern Californian artists – Larry Bell, Price, and Ronald Davis – who brought the concerns of the mid-century Los Angeles art scene to Taos, and became pivotal influences for generations of artists working there. The contemporary artists in Taos give material form to their natural surroundings, and to their experiences living in an artists’ colony where art and life are inextricably intertwined.

Chimento Contemporary Downtown Los Angeles, CA.


June 4- July 16, 2016.
 
Chimento Contemporary Downtown Los Angeles, CA. 
I am pleased to be showing "Naima Trailer," A large scale outdoor light and glass piece, alongside artist Marc Fichou.
 
Artist talk with Larry Bell and Marc Fichou 4pm. Opening 5-8pm.
 
NAIMA TRAILER (interior detail) 2013.
9 x 18 x 7.5 feet.
Trailer, Plywood, Light, Glass.  
Photo Wendy Shuey.
 
 
 
 
 

Art + Tea Podcast


November 30, 2015

Art + Tea, A monthly podcast of conversations with Artists, talks with Debbie Long in her Studio in Taos, New Mexico.

Additional artists' conversations on the podcast include
Larry Bell, John De Puy, Agnes Chavez, and Rachel Preston Prinz.
 

LynneRobinsonblog.net


December 22, 2014

Article by Lynne Robinson 
Photo of Debbie Long in her Taos Studio by Bill Curry

    Debbie Long is an artist who works with Light. You might be mistaken in thinking her medium is glass through no fault of your own; the cast glass objects she creates are in and of themselves exquisitely crafted sculptural pieces, but in actuality they are merely conduits for the light that Debbie manipulates into these otherworldly experiences that are the sum total of her work.

    Debbie was Ken Price’s studio assistant for many years and that long apprenticeship has paid off in spades. Although Debbie is certainly linked to Price’s creative lineage which includes artists Larry Bell and Ron Cooper among a few others, her work defies simplistic definition, nor can it really be compared to the aforementioned artists except in terms of their exploration of light.

    This is art made from dreams. Dreams, but also dedication, discipline and hard work. A poetic inner vision made crystalline and manifest. Deep water and deep space converge here in these installations with their alien yet inexplicably familiar forms that capture, refract and reflect the light Debbie bends and shapes.

    Light as we know, travels in the form of a wave – white light contains every colour in the visible spectrum – and with these pieces Debbie has somehow conjured a way to capture these waves as they travel faster than our eyes can see, to confine them in these fragile vessels that will contain them for as long as they remain unbroken.

    Her Naima piece, a chamber of amethyst light inside a rusty old trailer, where hundreds of handmade cast glass objects collect light from the sun, transforming the interior as the fiery orb moves across the sky, was built for High Desert Test Sites 2013, an exhibition curated by David Hickey, Andrea Zittel, Libby Lumpkin and Aurora Tang, where the artist’s projects were sited in the desert along the I – 40 from Los Angeles to Albuquerque. The NaimaTrailer was sited in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree.

    Debbie describes her work as a slow read, an apt analogy. Whilst visiting her huge new studio last week, where Naima is installed, I sat for a while inside another light chamber she has built into the underneath of her sleeping loft. Amber light shifted and became golden, then deeper shades of tortoiseshell as I relaxed, looked up, felt washed by waves of warmth flowing inward from without – or was it the other way around? In that tight space that could have just as easily felt utterly claustrophobic, I experienced a moment of transcendence beyond colour, beyond verbal description. It was as if a deep thirst had been quenched. 

    I came out of the little enclosed cubicle into the large, open room she works in. An assortment of amethyst glass objects were grouped on a table along one wall. They glowed with such intensity after the gentle golden light I’d just been bathed in, it was difficult to look at them for too long.

    I crossed the room and stared out of a high window watching a few birds gather on the bare branches of a tree. I glanced down at the big table that serves as her desk, covered with papers, sketches, books and other bits and pieces of a meaningful life in progress and noticed a torn scrap of lined paper peeking out of a pile. I had to walk around the table to read what was written on it.

    “What makes the desert beautiful,” says the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well.” (From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Lynne Robinson December 22, 2014  



Paseo Project Taos, New Mexico


September 2014.

Paseo Project. Taos, New Mexico.

NAIMA TRAILER (Exterior) 2013.
9 x 18 x 7.5 feet.
Trailer, Plywood, Light, Glass.

 

Harwood Museum of Art Taos harwoodmuseum.org


February 22 - May 4, 2014.
 
Harwood Museum of Art. Taos, New Mexico
 
Art for a Silent Planet: Blaustein, Elder, and Long.  
 
TOW PACKAGE / YELLOW LIGHT BOX (Detail) 2013.
88 x 48 x 43 inches.
Light, Glass, Plywood, Diffusion Film. 

Artillery Magazine Los Angeles Article Naima Project artillerymag.com


November, 2013.

Naima Project Featured in Artillery Magazine's coverage of High Desert Test Sites.   

NAIMA (TRAILER INTERIOR) 2013. 
9 X 18 X 7.5 feet. 
Trailer, Plywood, Light, Glass.

BBC Culture bbc.com


November, 2013.

My studio featured in BBC Culture coverage of Art Studio America, a new book about American Artists in their studios, with Debbie Long, Marina Abramovic, Glen Ligon, Chuck Close, Jeff Koons, Alex Katz, John Giorno, Bill Viola, and Laurie Simmons.

"American Artists Pictured in Their Studios"

Article by Rebecca Laurence

Photo of Debbie Long in her New Mexico Shipping Container Studio by Robin Friend


LA Weekly


October 14, 2013

My Naima Project featured in LA Weekly coverage of High Desert Test Sites 2013.

"If You've Ever Wanted to Take a Road Trip Through the Desert, Do It This Week."  Article by Marissa Gluck

NAIMA (TRAILER INTERIOR) 2013. 
9 X 18 X 7.5 feet. 
Trailer, Plywood, Light, Glass.

Photo Tina Larkin
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