Michael Workman’s idyllic landscapes reflect the unwavering beauty and spiritual connection the artist finds in nature. Pastoral scenes, sunlit mountains, and panoramic vistas are inspired by Workman’s local environment in rural Utah and occasionally his travels abroad. Rather than seek out nature’s grandeur, Workman is drawn to subtle moments that evoke a sense of peace and quiet wonder. Through abstracted edges and loose brushwork, the artist creates an emotional depiction of the landscape rather than an exact replication.
Workman’s latest collection of paintings represents the artist’s balance of traditional and contemporary painting styles while also marking his first show in recent years with Meyer Gallery, where he has been represented for nearly thirty years. According to the artist, this collection of work harkens back to his earliest inspirations as a representational painter inspired by 19th century tonalism and the emotionally charged work of George Inness. This foundation combined with his recent inclinations toward more modern styles has led to a body of work that is rich and dynamic, expressive and new. Over the past several years, Workman has begun a deeper study of artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Mark Rothko as he resonates with their emotional processes.
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Torii Ippo (1930 – 2011) began his career in bamboo arts at the age of 20. This exhibition is a retrospective, showcasing twelve masterworks, including Torii’s first Nitten submission, Bond, 1981, and the last piece he completed, Spring Tide, which was posthumously exhibited in the Modern Craft Artists Exhibition in 2012. Torii’s work is in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens; De Young Museum; Asian Art … Read More
This year’s Traditional Spanish Market on the Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets is a go for Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25. There will not be a preview or awards competition this year, however. Learn more about this year’s market here. This market was first held in Santa Fe in 1926. Rigorous standards were developed to ensure that Spanish Market artists participated in regional Hispanic heritage and they were juried into art categories that represent the established traditional … Read More
Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the virtual online exhibition Southwest Monochromes: A collection of black and white photographs by Jim Wysong. Jim oversees academic operations at SFCC in the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts. The exhibition will be available to view beginning Friday, June 25, at 4 p.m. through Thursday, August 12. Click here to see the exhibit. “My work for this show features black and white images of … Read More