Events Weyrich Gallery Presents

Gallery Showing

Friday July 6 - Friday July 27

Treasures

First Friday Citywide Artscrawl Event

Artist Reception & Talk

July 6, 2018

From: 5-8:30 PM

Title:  Treasures

Show closes:  July 27, 2018

 

Pat Conway's artist statement, "Nature's treasures bring me joy.  When we connect, I do my best to receive them and show them with curiosity and affection.  My process depends on how they strike me.  It is experimental, multi-media, gestural.  The new work on paper is acrylic/pastel/pencil/charcoal/pen...So, the work shows my take on the subject.  It is reduced by abstraction, transformed by angle.

I have always abstracted from the nature surrounding me up close.  Series include Rockcuts in Colorado and Arizona, Rock-in-Water during the graduate program, and Reflections after.  Exploration in New Mexico began with works combining various elements found here--hills, mesas, and plants, etc. in mixed media on papers.  New Mexico Earth focused on color, pattern, and texture of the hills, mesas, spires--including volcanic stone, lava, clay hills, desert varnish, pumice, sandstone, minerals, granite, etc.  These pieces are on square panels in acrylic with mixed media.  Last year I painted a series on paper of Primitive Plinths radiating their history.  This year I have begun a series of plants at their ending season when dry and losing leaves, now progressing into spring.  I want my work to be spontaneous, little off center, unbalanced, lively, attenuated, thoughtful and to have a backstory."
 


Showing Opens: Friday July 6, 2018
Showing Closes: Friday July 27, 2018
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Gallery Showing

Friday May 4 - Saturday June 23

Pinon Needle Tea

An exhibition of Betsy Williams-Ceramist

First Friday Citywide Artscrawl Event

Artist Reception & Talk

May 4, 2018

From: 5-8:30 PM

Title:  Pinon Needle Tea

Show Closes:  June 23, 2018

Betsy Williams states, "In my work I focus on conveying a sense of unobtrusiveness and quiet in pieces that serve primarily as vehicles for food and beverage.  I illustrate pared down forms with lively glimpses of our world in a restrained color palette.  I look for a concurrence of calm and dynamism, understatement and warmth, tradition and originality.  Individual pieces meant for frequent use are at the heart of my work, and everything is handmade.

Sometimes I tell a story or ask a question through these pieces by combing components that interact with one another.  The overall concept is conveyed in a kind of narrative through the relationship of the individual elements.

Pinon Needle Tea is about what is right here where we live, no brand names, no commercials."


Showing Opens: Friday May 4, 2018
Showing Closes: Saturday June 23, 2018
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