Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Charles Fresquez

Charles Fresquez is showing in the Project Room at the Levy Gallery in Albuquerque. The paintings are cast acrylic and enamel. His color is accessible due to the white between the colors. The eye can recover and see the next color clearly. Space is an important discovery that is made through the process of working and looking. To use a parallel to music, they say that the space between the notes is where the music happens. Angela Berkson suggested to me that Charles and I may have similar interests. Discovering Charles Fresquez's work sparks a familiar dialogue.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Pueblo Dwellings at Bandelier

Over the weekend I went out to the Bandelier National Monument to satisfy my curiosity about the aincent civilization that lived there. Frijoles Canyon was used by the Anasazi peoples between 700 and 450 years ago as the basis of their villages. The holes in the rocks were created by air pockets in ash deposits from volcanic eruptions several thousand years ago.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Michael Scott

Michael Scott Paintings are being exhibited at the Gerald Peters Gallery. These paintings are large in scale. Many of the pieces are accompanied by stories or poems about the characters in the paintings. This work is bizarre and well executed. Michael Scott is taking some risks and accomplishing some single character portraits with a load of narrative content.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Douglas Atwill

Douglas Atwill is one of the many artists on view at the Meyer-Munson Gallery on Canyon Road. I admire his strong use of color and the way the color patches visually penetrate the canvas creating great depth. Atwill's palate and sharp style are recognizable enough that you won't mistake his flowers to be somebody else's.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Angela Berkson at the Box Gallery

These are encaustic paintings by Angela Berkson, the featured artist at the Box Gallery. Berkson's floating circles are in a series that focuses on layers of paint, wax, gel medium, and occasionally mixed media under the layers. Berkson often divides the surface in two creating a wall for the circles to bounce off. The surface interacts with the composition suggesting slow movement. The majority of the circle paintings are small in scale. There are also a handful of larger pieces that depart from the circle series. The Box Gallery provides a good size space for the artist to display a large body of work.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Fort Morgan "One and Only"

Paul Simmons made this homage to Burger King's aesthetic (well done) and Bob Jones' turquoise stick.
Jeff Forsythe and Carmen Price
Hafer. This was installed in a great spot.
Bob Jones, this one is called "Trophy"

Fort Morgan was a Gallery for one night in Chicago. On my way out of town I had the opportunity to show with some talented Chicago artists. You can see more images from this show on Stephen Eichhorn's website. Stephen's website also links to some of the artist's websites.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

New Studio in New Mexico

Here is the new space, complete with the Mike Bizon
This was taken in front of the new place. I'll have more soon because now I have a working camera.

If you want to see more images of my work click on the title at the top. The Saatchi Gallery website sure is growing, what a huge resource for artists.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Sam Scott

Friday night we ventured out to Canyon Road in Santa Fe to see some art. We must have gone to about fifteen art openings. There was a good variety of high quality accessable art, especially paintings. One painter that stood out was Sam Scott, showing at the Wiford Gallery. These paintings are full of suprises. Sam was born in Chicago but he moved out to New Mexico to pursue his interests. His paintings fit the scene out here, like many painters but he also pushes the pictures beyond what you would expect. They have a Van Gogh like quality mixed with elements of surrealism. Sam Scott is one you might call a painter's painter.