Portraits of Nobility
| August 22 – September 30
Ira Yeager is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most significant and widely collected contemporary painters. In his nearly sixty year career, he has mastered a distinct style and subject matter, from deeply reverential Native American portraiture to impressionistic landscape paintings inspired by his many travels around the globe, his current home in Northern California, and the vistas of his beloved New Mexico. In celebration of a prodigious career, 'Portraits of Nobility' is the artist’s first solo exhibition both at LewAllen Galleries and in Santa Fe. The show includes some of the artist’s most important works: a selection from Yeager’s long history, begun as a young painter in the 1960s, of creative and reverent dedication to expressing his own conception of the beauty and historic nobility of Native American people.
| July 27 – September 7
With a riveting body of new paintings on view at LewAllen Galleries beginning July 31, Woody Gwyn celebrates his 50th year of exhibitions of his striking work created from masterful combinations of space, light and color rendered in oil, egg tempera, watercolor and other media. In his virtuosic landscapes, he combines faithful allegiance to “painting things the way they are” with a uniquely uncanny way of looking at those things and presenting them as though the depiction is entirely natural and seemingly unlabored.
Reflections of the West:
Canyons and Deserts
| July 27 – August 7
Dutch artist Peter Bremers' internationally renowned cast glass sculptures are characterized by their rich earth-hued tones, angular structures, and intricately cut channels. The works in Bremers' Canyons & Deserts series, which comprise this show, essentialize and evoke the austere and awe-inspiring landscape formations across New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. Using gestures of the hand to approximate the visual effects of erosion and stratification, the series proposes a dynamic contrast between human and geologic time. According to Bremers, these forms are not so much about representing landscape, but rather, "it's about finding yourself reflected in the environment."