David Ligare had his first solo exhibition in New York in 1969. Elements at Santa Fe’s LewAllen Gallery marks his forty-eighth. In the way that Homer, Virgil, and Dante endure as essential guides for navigating the complexities of human experience, Ligare is a classicist whose paintings only seem to gain in their capacity to compel and provoke. In this age of unreason, Ligare’s approach resonates with renewed and vital urgency.

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