New work at Meyer East Gallery. I am very busy painting for my upcoming Santa Fe solo show. I will be posting works for the show as they become available leading up to the opening on August 30th.
Also today, I will be painting on Canyon Road at the gallery. I will do a sort-of demonstration in the early afternoon (I’m bringing in a work currently in progress and attempt to make more progress on it). This is to support the Canyon Road Passport to the Arts annual event and join in on the fun. So stop by and say hello if you’re in Santa Fe.
Fatima Ronquillo’s Contemporary Portraits Evoke Old World Charm
by Diandra Mintz
April 10, 2013
A self-taught painter, Fatima Ronquillo layers her portraits with the traditional symbols and charms of classic-style portraiture — objects that meant different things in different times and have to be studied to be completely understood. Ronquillo’s subjects similarly face the viewer decorated with blindfolds, eye patches, fauns, flowers — and by pulling them into the contemporary, we are reminded us of the aesthetic value of these objects that we are free to attach our own significance to.
Fatima Ronquillo’s new paintings come across as Wes Anderson directing the ghost of José Gil de Castro in rendering a series of children’s portraits influenced by Edward Gorey. But you don’t have to grok our transcultural meaning to appreciate the sublime, enigmatic beauty of these oil-on-panel wonders…. ~ The Austin Chronicle, April 5, 2013
Returning to Austin for a show is like coming home, seeing old friends and revisiting favored haunts. Wally Workman’s peach and chartreuse building was as welcoming as ever. There are more photos to be seen on the gallery’s blog. Thank you to all those who attended and gave their support. For those who missed it, the show closes on the 27th, so do stop in and check it out.