Events Weyrich Gallery Presents

Gallery Showing

Friday November 1 - Saturday November 30

An Affinity - Porcelain Everyday and Zen Enso - Simply Circles

First Friday Citywide Artscrawl Event

Title:  An Affinity - Porcelain Everyday & Zen Enso - Simply Circles

Artists:  Kathryne Cyman-Contemporary Porcelain & Meredith W. McPherson-Sumi on xuan paper over panel

Artist's Reception:  November 1, 2019

From:  5-8:30 PM

Meet & Greet Artists:  November 23, 2019

From:  1-3:30 PM

Artist's Talk:  1:30 PM

Show Closes:  November 30, 2019

Kathryne Cyman, artist's statement, Objects we encounter and use everyday transform us in ways we are unaware of.  Holding a handmade porcelain cup created on the potter's wheel requires something different from our everyday senses.  It feels mostly foreign at first, as its ability to capture color and light make it more than what we are accustomed to.  True porcelains are the most durable ceramic, and this one was developed here in New Mexico at UNM in the 90's.

There's a sturdiness to the wall and foot ring of the form that's beyond being merely functional or utilitarian.  Also, the creative spirit of the process is captured within its layers, like the forming of a shell in the ocean.  Hopefully what we consume from it becomes more fulfilling.  It was created with care and survived the firing because of that, along with its connection to a legacy of porcelain from Arita, Japan.

McPherson states, The Enso, considered the most profound subject of Zenga (Zen inspired painting), is used as a device for concentrating the mind and directly expresses, thusness - this-moment-as-it-is.  One breath, one stroke, one moment.  Each painting is brushed in sumi ink on handmade papers mounted on panels.

 

 


Showing Opens: Friday November 1, 2019
Showing Closes: Saturday November 30, 2019
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Gallery Showing

Friday September 6 - Sunday July 28

Woodeye

First Friday Artscrawl Citywide Event

Artists:  Emily Trovillion (painter), Ralph Watts (Sculpture)

Artist's Reception:  September 6, 2019

From:  5-8:30 PM

Meet & Greet Artists, September 14, 2019

From: 1-3:00 PM

Artist's Talk:  1:30 PM

Show Closes:  September 28, 2019

 

Emily Trovillions' artist's statement, "I've known many people who collect things, from bottles to boxes of displayed insects, to archaic books, to odd shaped mirrors. I consider myself a collector of faces.  I draw them from life, my imagination, photographs in newspapers, vernacular shots and magazines while always altering them, even their genders.  I then piece them together with animals, plants and minerals almost like assemblage.  When I paint, I imagine them in strange future landscapes - maybe "post-apocalyptic".  They are often presented in groups contemplating their own reasons for being and the why of the universe.  During our current global turmoil when Orwellian double speak is called alternative facts and the age of reason is an ancient myth, my characters are puzzled but very adaptable.  They empathize with the fellow animals and sympathize with the trees.  In the current sleep of reason my characters emblemize human consciousness, such that it is. "

Watts' statement, "The Zen Buddhist philosophy emphasizes reaching a state of mind where only you and the task at hand reside in your awareness.  This is the state of mind that I try to reach while turning wood or fabricating parts for sculpture in my studio.

Each piece of wood is unique and rarely perfect.  knots, crotches, and twisted grain are prized and incorporated to best blend with the whole and sometimes to emphasize an interesting grain pattern, or maybe a flaw like a knothole." 


Showing Opens: Friday September 6, 2019
Showing Closes: Sunday July 28, 2019
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