Weyrich Gallery’s latest ‘Reflections’ showcases the disciplines of three artists

'Reflections' reviewed by Wesley Pulkka for the Albuquerque Journal

Three iconic New Mexico artists have joined forces in “Reflections” at the Weyrich Gallery through Jan. 27. read more

Gallery Showing

Friday April 2 - Friday May 21

Intrinsic Beauty

Retrospective Show with Mary Sweet (Japanese Woodblock Prints),  Local Treasure

                                            Ralph Lewis (Deceased Artist-Watercolors & Drawings)

Opening Artist's Reception:  April 2, 2021

From:  11:00-6:00 P.M. (By Appointment)

Artist's Reception:  May 7, 2021

From:  11:00-6:00 P.M. (By Appointment)

For your private or small group showing contact:

Valerie Tibbetts at (505)-450-6516 or (505)-883-7410

Show Closes May 21, 2021

Sunday:  Closed

Monday:  By appointment

Tuesday-Saturday :  11:00-3:00 P.M. (Call for appointment)

Sweet states, I have been a painter all my life but have only been doing woodblock prints, Japanese style since 1993.  I found I love the Japanese style of woodblock printmaking, which is done with watercolors as ink and printed by hand with a baren. I use dampened Japanese paper and kento registration marks.  Most of my woodblock are done by reduction block rather than making a separate block for each color.  I can only do small editions this way  David Steinberg states,  Woodblock artist scales own mountain. Mary Sweet finds inspiration in famous Japanese artist's series.  Snow-capped Mount Fuji, sacred to the Japanese, is in the far distance in Hokusai's famous woodblock print The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, The Japanese artist had made the print in 1830 for a series that is know as 36 Views of Mount Fuji.  Fast forward to 2010 in Tijeras, where artist Mary Sweet has drawn inspiration from Hokusai to create her own series of another sacred mountain.  Sweet's series is titled 30 Views of Mount Taylor.  Sweet has been developing her Mount Taylor series off and on for the last twenty years.  Trained as a painter, she now enjoys doing Japanese style woodblocks.

Ralph Lewis, stated  Because I find in nature an ideal place to work, free from interruptions, and an inexhaustible source of form I return to it regularly.  It is a place i find new ideas, new beginnings, new insights.

I rarely finish paintings in the field.  There are too many options, too much material unrelated to the work I am doing at the time.  I do many drawings at the site where I am working, some line, some value and most both.  They provide valuable material when I am finishing a work.  My work has been influenced by the following artists:  DeKooning, Rothko, Cezanne, Hopper, Burchfield, Picasso, Robins on the ink drawings of Wyeth and so many others. 

Ralph Lewis was a retired professor from the University of New Mexico's Fine Art Department.






Showing Opens: Friday April 2, 2021
Showing Closes: Friday May 21, 2021
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