Greetings from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
August of this year will mark two years in Santa Fe. It has been a constant deepening of experience to settle into the vast landscape and sense of place Northern New Mexico has to offer. I am truly humbled by the ever-changing climate and communication this land expresses on a consistent basis.
The vast landscape has been a tremendous friend in inspiring new work in my art practice. It's expressing a tension between gestural responses in relationship to atmosphere, color, and the exploration of the formless and formed simultaneously.
The work is opening at www.wheelhouseart.com June 26 - July 30 with a two-person show with erikhubertgelelrt.com entitled Visceral Gravity. Inspired by both the vastness of space and the French essayist and poet Francis Ponge. Ponge drew upon the creative ambiguity of language while describing nature and objects on several levels at once and with a willingness to expose unfinished thoughts.
On another note I just received news this week that I am a recipient of a Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant.
"The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness and commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interests in artists who lack adequate recognition. We strive to attract the best under recognized painters in the country." This comes with an exhibition in 2016.
I still continue to offer workshops, classes, and individual mentoring. You can come visit Santa Fe or contact me about coming to your community. My commitment to teaching continues to be fearless exploration through unconventional methods and materials. See: http://www.artworkshopsinsantafe.com/workshops/-classes/-art/ for upcoming schedule.
For all those in Portland, Oregon, a group of paintings was just delivered that can be viewed at: www.markwoolley.com. Go on in and ask to see them in his new back room viewing. Stay tuned for a two person show April 2016 with Portland artist Rick Austin.
If you are in Astoria, Oregon, you can still view works at: www.imogengallery.com
With Tremendous Gratitude,