Debra Baxter at Form & Concept

Debra Baxter, Ear to the Ground (2020), alabaster and glass

Taking cues from Victorian-era mourning jewelry, artist Debra Baxter examines the ways loss, grief, and longing manifest in material culture.

In her sculptures, she combines glass, metal, crystals, and minerals with elements of classical sculpture and human anatomy to give form to the individual and collective grief of contemporary times.

The 16 sculptures in Love Tears, her second solo show at Form & Concept, epitomize Baxter’s use of long-lasting materials, such as glass and metal, to express ephemerality and transience.

“There’s inevitable pain in every form of love,” Baxter says in a statement. “I’m fascinated by the ways in which we decorate this grief and mourning, and I wanted to see how far I could push myself with balancing the immediate, often ornate, demonstration of loss, and my use of permanent materials.”

The show opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Oct. 29, followed by an artist open house at noon on Saturday, Oct. 30. The exhibit is on view through Jan. 15. Masks are required.

Form & Concept, 435 S. Guadalupe St., 505-780-8312, formandconcept.center

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for joining the conversation on Santafenewmexican.com. Please familiarize yourself with the community guidelines. Avoid personal attacks: Lively, vigorous conversation is welcomed and encouraged, insults, name-calling and other personal attacks are not. No commercial peddling: Promotions of commercial goods and services are inappropriate to the purposes of this forum and can be removed. Respect copyrights: Post citations to sources appropriate to support your arguments, but refrain from posting entire copyrighted pieces. Be yourself: Accounts suspected of using fake identities can be removed from the forum.