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EVOKE Contemporary Gallery opened in 2009. Owner Katherine Erickson, an art historian who started with the goal of being a museum curator was ready. "My partner Elan Varshay, and I had a clear vision... Read More
EVOKE Contemporary Gallery opened in 2009. Owner Katherine Erickson, an art historian who started with the goal of being a museum curator was ready. "My partner Elan Varshay, and I had a clear vision of what the gallery could be and took that leap," she shared. Their gallery, first opened on Lincoln Avenue, moved to the Railyard, home to many of Santa Fe's contemporary galleries, in March, 2014. EVOKE focuses on "provocative and compelling contemporary art of international acclaim." Over the years, they've refined their vision, now working primarily with figural art. Their artists, from as close as El Rito, New Mexico and as far away as Lisbon, include Mexican artist Javier Marín; Daniel Sprick, who has a solo exhibition at the Denver Art Museum; Nicholas Herrera and Louisa McElwain. All have a significant presence in museums and are also represented in private collections.
550 S. Guadalupe
Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Contemporary Art Galleries: "While the gallery's name hints at art evoking a response, the name was chosen as a combination of the owners' initials: Elan Varshay "EV" and "KE" Kathrine Erickson. Their original Lincoln Avenue location was the former Sears store and their new Railyard location is the old Sears warehouse."
- Best for Contemporary Art Galleries Because: EVOKE's commitment to contemporary art and their success within a short period of time mark them as important members of the Santa Fe art scene.