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 June 5 - Friday July 24

Paper, Pottery and the Natural World

Artist's Addie Draper (Mixed Media), Carl Gray Witkop (Burnished Earthenware Vessels)

Possible Artist's Reception:  June 5, 2020

Exhibition curated on May 15, 2020

Please email contact:  Valerie Tibbetts at valerie.tibbetts@gmail.com for  appropriate arrangement to view show and purchases.

Addie Draper states, My work usually revolves around some aspect of nature.  It evolves and moves ad rotates, using different media, different perspectives.  My current work is on an exploration into natural forms, vegetative and geological.  I use handmade paper into which I have incorporated grasses and other plants from my land.  I also am using ecodyed paper which is a dying process using natural dyes and imprints from leaves, bark, flowers. Again I try to use the plants from my land.  I am interested in textural qualities.  I like my hand made paper rough, showing the grasses and fibers of the plants.  The ecodyed paper produces a many layered effect where the various elements may lose their identity but produce a mysterious texture and color to the overall effect.

Carl Gray Witkop, states, I forget who it was who said:  It is the job of the artist to teach people to see.  As a potter I attempt to reveal to people what wizards call wild magic, the magic that dwells all around us.  A wad of mud can transform into a beautiful vessel.  Look closely. You can see the texture of the clay, you can see a little of what can be done with clay.  If you are an artist, a wizard, you might catch a dream of what else might happen when mere mud becomes a medium.  I often dig clay from he ground instead of purchasing it at a ceramic supply store.  Digging ones own clay brings you to intimacy with the earth.  Processing it so that it can be used, forming it with your hands, firing it with wood from the forest that the earth put forth, in a hole dug in the same earth that yielded the clay, is a way of allowing wild magic to enfold you.

I have a series where I stack paper on edge, creating layers reminiscent of geological layers.  I also use the grid concept.  I like the sense of order it provides, underlying a more chaotic surface area.  Throughout all I try for a sense of movement and growth. 


Showing Opens: Friday June 5, 2020
Showing Closes: Friday July 24, 2020
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