Events Weyrich Gallery Presents

Gallery Showing

Friday June 4 - Friday July 23

Portals

First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl Event

Opening Artist's Reception:  June 4, 2021

From:  3:00-6:00 PM

Artist's Reception:  July 2, 2021

From:  3:00-6:00 PM

For your private or small group showing contact:

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

Show closes:  July 23, 2021

Sunday: Closed

Monday:  By appointment

Tuesday-Saturday:  11:00-3:00 PM

Charles Castillo (Paintings)

Jenn Noel (Pottery)

Castillo's statement,  "These paintings are portals into a collective psychic space that is both personal and universal.  I'm using the calligraphy of abstract painting accessed through a personal entry point of open landscape.  They reflect my life and experience in the last few months as well as an opening to something larger."

Charles Castillo is best known for his layered abstract paintings that incorporate wax, oil paint, steel and collage.  His paintings are based on the southwest desert landscape although the abstractions and turns of meaning are his own, "I believe in the power and sensuality of the materials and their ability to guide my hand and vision", he has said, "I used to be more involved in conceptual art, using photography and words to communicate.  I am now much more interested in the materiality of the work and taking people to a place of mindfulness and calm with my art.  I want people to incorporate my paintings into their lives." His emphasis is on materials and gesture, much of which he learned while doing graduate work at SVA in New York and having such mentors as Walter Darby Bannard and Gregory Amenoff.  While his early influences included artist like Martin Kippenberger and Sigmar Polke, he seems to be more in the Diebenkorn camp these days.

Jenn Noel's statement, "As a ceramic artist, I enjoy transforming clay into a functional piece of pottery.  Each step of this ancient journey commands your complete attention and has taught me to slow down, focus, and pay more attention to the smallest of details.  I create functional ceramics, and strive to infuse beauty into the objects that we use every day.  I want to challenge the way we see utilitarian objects by showing that they can be both useful and artistic.  I enjoy making simple shapes that you want to hold and use in your daily life and feel this gives me a connection with the people that use my artwork.  I have studied the Arita method of Japanese porcelain under Kathy Cyman at UNM and continue to incorporate these techniques into my stoneware.  I work primarily on the wheel and use an electric kiln so that I can control how fast the kiln cools down. I am currently exploring firing low-fire glazes to a high fire temperature, pushing the limits of what they can do.  By having a carrier glaze, and a glaze that stops the flux of the low-fire glaze, I am able to create unique, one of a kind pieces."

 

 

 

 


Showing Opens: Friday June 4, 2021
Showing Closes: Friday July 23, 2021
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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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