Events Weyrich Gallery Presents

April 7, 2017

Traces

Green’s artist statement, "In my work, I have explored a creative process which involves applying multiple layers of color and gesture to produce a desired result. I then destroy the image by completely painting over it. I partially grind off the top layer to reveal the under painting beneath. The resulting patina is a record of the painting’s visual history and the multiple stages of my creative art."

Suzanne Marshall’s statement, "Recently I had a sea change in my approach to painting.  Instead of planning the work to communicate a personal philosophy, I am letting the paint itself take over the discourse with the viewer.  The act of painting communicates through the innate qualities of the medium:  the edges which are created when one color touches another; the color itself; the values; the shapes; the thickness of the application; the size of the work; the surface quality; and many other attributes.  The surface quality of the work is especially important to me as a painter; paint scrapped off to expose previous layers and marks is, for me, a metaphor for bringing the past to bear on the present informing the future."

 

Artful Saturday, April 15, 2017

From: 1-6:00 PM

Artists Talk:  3:30-4:30 PM


Showing Opens: Friday April 7, 2017
Showing Closes: Friday April 28, 2017
Artwork by
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March 3, 2017

Honoring Mother Earth II


Showing Opens: Friday March 3, 2017
Showing Closes: Friday March 31, 2017
Artwork by
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First Friday Citywide Event - Artist Reception & Talk

Friday March 3, 2017    (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)


Jarrett West

Jarrett West was born in 1964 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  His childhood years were spent on a cattle ranch in Eastern Wyoming and on a farm in Teton Valley, Idaho. After developing an interest in ceramics during high school, he moved back to Santa Fe and began a series of apprenticeships with Mary Ann Gerber, Peter Dougan, and Robert Brodsky that would span a nine year period.

During this period of learning and producing high-fired ceramics, he also embarked on the practice of home building.  He has designed and built numerous homes and studios working in adobe, straw-bale and stone vernaculars.

Most recently, the desire to combine the knowledge of ceramics with the practice of building structure has lead to his interest in abstract minimal sculpture with some sculptures reaching the height of ten feet.  

 

Michael Billie

Story behind the bundles

I was teaching a workshop at Harriette Tsosie’s  studio in Albuquerque. The workshop was on eco-printing. We had just gotten done steaming the bundles and we needed something to rest them on before unbundling. Harriette had this big white canvas that we used. I remember how much of an impact the white on the dark bundles had. The white canvas on dark bundles was such a strong composition that it stayed with me for sometime. The image stayed with me to the point of wanted to experiment with it. I had some eco-prints on silk that I wasn’t going to use in any projects and they were mostly waste and I didn’t want to toss them out. So I started shredding them and wrapping them in horse and buffalo hair. They looked sacred but I couldn’t really put my fingers on why. I had put a few images of the bundles on facebook when my sister made a comment of what they reminded her of.

"This takes me back to our elders, they wrap what they valued and what is sacred in a bundle and kept It close for protection and guidance."

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Janet Yellowhair 

That comment sold me and I knew I had to start incorporating them into my work. We all have secrets, loved ones and memories we hold close to our hearts.