Dillard is small in stature yet uses canvases larger than her to as small as an 8 x 10" painting. Her newest pieces are inspired by the natural landscape, especially the visual qualities of rock, soil, and vegetation in its many variations. The work does not include reproductions of the landscape or a specific place but rather represents the essence of the landscape.
Another artist, Matthew Lutz came to the opening. Leo Neufeld also came to see his wall in honor of being announced a Local Treasure in Albuquerque! It is always a joy to see the Matrix artists. They are usually busy working away in their studios and doing their daily life things that we don't get to visit often.
Marilyn Dillard has been with Matrix since it first opened. It is a delight to see her work evolve.
And here is the crew that helps make this gallery a success!
(From left to right: Kristen Gentry- Intern, Meredith Chapman- Intern, Regina Held, Director, Tanya Landin- Assistant, Pamela DiMauro- Assistant)
Thanks Jeff Simpson for the photographs!!