"These jewel-like paintings intuitively fuse different aesthetic traditions, folk art and old master, with natural grace and an uncanny quality that may be a species of magic." —American Arts Quarterly
I am announcing my spring solo show “Recuerdos” at the Meyer East Gallery in Santa Fe. The opening reception is Friday, May 20, 2011 5 – 7 pm.
Keepsakes, emblems, mementos or in spanish, recuerdos, not only identify portrait sitters but provide narrative details. I am interested in infusing ulterior meanings to a painting. A letter, a flower, a bird or other object become symbolic of a persona. A still life may be a vanitas: a memento into the transience of earthly pleasures. Past lives and loves are present in notes and souvenirs. Recuerdos serve as memory clues. In modern world of disconnectedness, I believe there is a need for stillness and nostalgia.
I will be part of a group show “Mirror, Mirror” opening this Saturday on September 4, 6-9 pm at Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah. It is a showcase of figurative works by 10 artists including Ray Bonilla, Fidalis Buehler, Ted Gall, Glen Hawkins, Brian Kershisnik, Emily McPhie, Chris Miles, Jim Rennert and Justin Taylor. I am most thrilled to have “Lucy and the Majorette” as the featured image on the invitation cards. The show runs until September 21.
We had a lovely opening and show at Wally Workman in Austin. It’s two weeks into the show and I am thrilled at the turnout and ever grateful for everyone’s support. Here are some installation shots taken at the gallery:
You can read the statement here. Of course the entire show was stolen by my beloved Westie – who even got a present from Wally.