Here are just a few pictures of the exhibition Reduction&Form at Wheelhouse Art in Santa Fe. These pictures were taken pre-opening/pre-people. Paintings by me and an old pal, Bill Sortino. Notice how his 'masculine' pieces, heavy with color, make my paintings look 'feminine' with that lightness of being. A good contrast methinks. I must admit I'd never thought of my work in a gender mode, but next to Bill's...it shows. I didn't get all the pieces I wanted up in the exhibit...the gallery would have had to expand for that. But hopefully, they will show the other pieces throughout the year. They hang a good, clean exhibit and I'm happy. It will be up until May 25th so make a trip to the gallery if you're anywhere near.
Where to start? It's early May and a busy time. Just had an opening at the Las Cruces Museum of Art in a juried exhibition: HERE & NOW. I have two paintings in it...left is NO ILLUSIONS. NO REPLAYS. and on the right is BARNACLED WHITE. Both are 24x24" and acrylic and graphite on panels. Was so nice to have a stranger come up to me and tell me BARNACLED WHITE was his favorite piece int he entire 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition. Always nice to be appreciated for the work we do, eh? That show is up until July. Hope you get a chance to see it. A strong show it is and a number of Sierra County, NM artists are represented. The image below was taken by a Las Cruces artist and photographer, David Sorensen. Thanks, Dave!
Next up is an opening at Wheelhouse Art in Santa Fe on May 8th from 5-7pm. This is a show with my Santa Fe painter pal, Bill Sortino and two wonderful clay artists. Very excited about this show, too. I took up more work than would fit in 'my' area and let the gallery owner/director select pieces so anxious to see what is shown and what I bring home. The show: REDUCTION & FORM will be up through May 25th so get there (418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM...just behind the Jean Cocteau Theatre). Or come to the opening so I can see you there.
I'm going to add some images that I'm hoping did, indeed, get hung in the show. The gallery owner, Joyce Stolaroff, a grand painter herself, does a brilliant job of hanging a show. Excited to see it.
So, above (just titles) top left to right: WE'VE TRADED PLACES TIMES BEFORE...IMAGINING...DREAMING IN THE GREY LIGHT....bottom row left to right: I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE BLACK KEYS GO. YET......I'LL BE STILL.....NO REGRETS. NO REPLAYS.
That's it for now. Time to hit the studio with thoughts of an upcoming solo in Silver City, NM at The Blue Dome Gallery. More soon. Thanks for being here.
I believe this exhibit will be up in Bundaberg, Australia at CHARTS Center for the Arts and, at the same time, at Unsettled Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USofA, in August and September of this year. I have recently finished my two pieces that will be shipped to Australia and wanted to share them.
These are both 48"x 18" (or close). Neither of them are on stretcher bars and hang via grommet holes at the top corners of each canvas. These are acrylic on canvas. The DESERT WITCHING one came to be because my husband and I have both witched wells for neighbors and friends in NM and in California. Water isn't so easy to find in our drought ridden desert. TURQUOISE TRAIL deals with the color painted on door frames and window frames in New Mexico....a tradition to keep out evil spirits.
Hope you enjoy these and I'm even hoping they return from the AU show so I can show them in Santa Fe later in the year. Sell them? Me? haha. Let me know what you think of them if you please. And keep checking here now and again because sooner than later I'll also post the two pieces staying here in New Mexico for the combined exhibit.
It was a wonderful experience to be in the inaugural Wide Bay/High Desert show last year. I met some wonderful AU artists. One will even be back in the show this year and will stay with us for some nights. New artists are also in this year's exhibit and I'm anxious to meet them, too.
It's nearly the end of November and the show in Santa Fe was too much fun. An excellent open house rather than the usual evening opening. Rained throughout and was surprisingly WELL attended. Thanks to all who came out. Was wonderful seeing and visiting with some old pals from when I lived there in the '80s.
I recently had an author, Todd Walton (Mendocino, CA wonderful novelist, I recommend his works highly: underthetablebooks.com
Back to Todd, he used one of my paintings (minus the story I have on it) for the cover of his latest CD: The Nature of Love. You'll see it for sale on his website. I thank him for using it. He even paid me for usage. Wow.
If you check my 'latest work' and 'repetitive print paintings' you'll see that my new work is pictured in both areas. Can't help myself from using more and more of those circles and dots. They resonate with me. And I have to thank Samuel T. Herring (lead singer and songwriter and poet for Future Islands) for the titles on those new pieces.
I am working toward a two person show with Bill Sortino of Santa Fe (one of those old pals o'mine) at the Wheelhouse Art Gallery in Santa Fe in the spring. No firm date set yet. Then another solo exhibition at the Blue Dome Gallery in Silver City. The owners, Linda and John have been so good to me over the years I've shown with them. They recently sold one of my paintings right off the wall of their other business The Bear Mountain Lodge in Silver City. LOVELY place to stay and the best breakfasts in town!
So, that's it for now. Except for two December shows of small 'toy' themed pieces for Wheelhouse Art in Santa Fe. Ant Unsettled Gallery in Las Cruces. I will be at the Las Cruces opening but not the Santa Fe one. Both should be full of beautiful and fun work. Go to one or both if you please! I'll post one of my toy themed paintings: SWIMMER, 8x8" acrylic on panel...seen in Santa Fe.
OK, the latest is a group show featuring four of us at WheelHouse Art in Santa Fe, just behind the Jean Cocteau Theatre at the Railyard District. A Sunday Open House on November 2nd from 1-4pm and Winkler and I will be there along with the other fabulous painter, Bill Sortino and the two wonderful potters. Should be a good, solid show. Hope you'll make it to the gallery to see it, even if you cannot make the opening. I cannot wait to see it, myself!
Please go to www.wheelhouseart.com and click on ARTISTS, then NOLAN WINKLER to see the work they are showing of mine. Thanks so much.
So, the show Home Base + comes down at the end of August in Las Cruces at the Unsettled Gallery. There will be a closing todo on Saturday, the 30th, from 4-6pm. Would be nice to see faces I know there as well as others. After that show comes down I work toward another exhibition at the Wheelhouse Art Gallery in Santa Fe. This one opens the end of October for a November run. My pal, Bill Sortino, will also be showing his abstract paintings. So, more to consider and figure what to show.... This is the biz of art and I'm up to it.
This should be a colorful and exciting show. I show my work in one room of the gallery and Jean Reece Wilkey shows her beautiful paintings in the other. Jean's work is colorful and realistic...what I've seen so far are florals and I'm going to share the Lily one she just posted on her newsletter. Beautiful. A pleasure to share the space with her.
In my room will be some somewhat representational pieces and some abstract ones. The metallic one I showed on my earlier post will be in it. I'll pull a somewhat abstract to show here, just to contrast with Jean's work. I think our contrasts are a plus.
The gallery will have our opening on Saturday morning, August 9th at 8am. You read that right....8 in the morn. This is to beat the heat. 8-11. Stop by for coffee, hot or cold and some tidbits to eat and enjoy our work. We've all worked hard to put this together, so show up! Gallery hours are Wed.-Fri., 10am-5pm and Sat., 10-5. I do believe that at 9:30 Jean and I will begin brief talks about our work.
Nolan's WHEN YOUR HEART IS STRONG
18"x 18" acrylics and crayon on panel.... Painted with a friend in mind, but when it was finished and I reread my title, could be me. Could probably be you. Smiles. And the second picture shows how it looks when a definite light hits those metallic paints. Wow.
Very thrilled with the way the owners of this painting on paper of mine framed the piece. Like it so much I suggested to them I wanted it back! Just kidding, of course, but I am just so happy with their framing choices. Thanks, new owners!
This painting, acrylic and water based wax crayon on canvas is 40"x 40"...I first painted it about 4 years ago but just came back to it last week. Have always loved it but thought I could 'bump' it up a bit by adding a redder red and more of it and blacker black in areas. Happy. Clues as it why it is called MARILYN: roses DiMaggio put on her crypt annually after her death....dots...remember the black and white dress from THE MISFITS? I do. So, taking it to Santa Fe this weekend along with a few other pieces to recharge my work at the Wheelhouse Art Gallery at the railyard, behind Jean Cocteau.
It's me, Nolan Winkler. Here to keep you up to date.