David Richard Gallery
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1, Santa Fe NM 87505
Artist John Vokoun Presents New Paintings That Layer Pigment And Digital Data In His First Solo Exhibition At David Richard Gallery April 7 Through May 6, 2017
Vokoun’s presentation, and debut with the gallery, represents a collection of new mixed media paintings created in response to the artist’s month-long residency in 2016 at Chaco Canyon in northern New Mexico, part of the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) residency program in association with Chaco Culture National Historical Park of the National Park Service. This series of paintings was inspired by Vokoun’s reflection on the architecture, mark making, and symbolism of ancient Chacoan culture in contrast to our contemporary, technology-driven lives. The ground of many of the paintings is comprised of horizontal bands of color transitioning from ivories and blues at the top to fiery pinks, reds and oranges in the center that finally transition to earth tones at the bottom. These bands reference the reductive landscape and hues observed at sunrise and sunset in Chaco Canyon. Vokoun then laser cuts into the bands of pigment his computer data driven digital imagery that layers a new geometric vocabulary on top.
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 7 - May 6, 2017