A New York art dealer was overheard telling a client: If you have only 15 minutes in Santa Fe, you must go to the Jane Sauer Gallery. Indeed, if you're passionate about contemporary art, this internationally-recognized gallery - nestled along Canyon Road - is a must visit. And, this past weekend they showcased work by my favorite Doll Artist - Charla Khanna. I bought one of Charla's extraordinary dolls 30-years ago and have been following her career ever since. A long-time resident of Taos, Charla has been showing at the Jane Sauer Gallery for the past four years. I've tried to capture each doll's wonderment with my lens...
And, oh the lovely embellishments and thousands of tiny stitches placed just so with such purpose and care - creating a story from fabric and thread.
Such wonderful, wonderful detail work
"I just adore her work," says Jane Sauer (below) holding one of Charla's dolls during the artist's talk. "And the people who buy her dolls are
passionate about them as well."
And here's a peak at some of the other amazing art
at the Jane Sauer Gallery...
Oh yes...here's a photo of Charla Khana with my doll:
JANE SAUER GALLERY
652 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM