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414 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Join us at our beautiful Canyon Road gallery, located in the heart of historic Santa Fe! Mark White's kinetic wind sculptures populate the front and back gardens, creating an opportunity for reflection and meditation. 

Built in the 1700s, our gallery houses many mediums presented in new and exciting ways. View work by painters Javier Lopez-Barbosa, Ethan White, Mark White and Charles Veilleux. Our bold sculptors include jd Hansen, Ethan White and Mark White.

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News and current events at Mark White Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Focus On: Grant Wood

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One of Mark's most popular works from his WE sculpture series is titled Homage to Grant Wood. Most people instantly recognize this quintessentially American pose - a couple side by side, the man holding a pitchfork aloft. The artist of the original painting is Grant Wood, who was born in Iowa and spent most of his life there. 

Mark's interpretation of American Gothic is pared-down, with slick lines and elongated forms. Nevertheless, it bears an unmistakable resemblance to the oil painting below. 

Mark's interpretation of American Gothic is pared-down, with slick lines and elongated forms. Nevertheless, it bears an unmistakable resemblance to the oil painting below. 

Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930, oil on canvas, collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Note the interesting details: the farmer's pitchfork is mimicked on the smock of his overalls. The lace curtains in the top window have polka dots similar to those on the woman's apron. These subtle details reinforce traditional male/female roles of rural America - the lace is soft and domestic, the sharp pitchfork suggests a masculine industriousness. 

Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930, oil on canvas, collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Note the interesting details: the farmer's pitchfork is mimicked on the smock of his overalls. The lace curtains in the top window have polka dots similar to those on the woman's apron. These subtle details reinforce traditional male/female roles of rural America - the lace is soft and domestic, the sharp pitchfork suggests a masculine industriousness. 

The models for American Gothic: do you think they're trying to mimic the serious faces in the painting? Something tells me they are. Look at the man's very subtle smile!

The models for American Gothic: do you think they're trying to mimic the serious faces in the painting? Something tells me they are. Look at the man's very subtle smile!

Most people don't know that the painting was originally inspired by the building in the background, a Gothic-style farmland building. The painting shows a farmer standing beside his unmarried daughter, but in reality the woman pictured was Grant Wood's sister Nan, standing beside their family dentist, Dr. Byron McKeeby. 

Mark White started his WE sculpture series in response to the political distinction of the "99%", signifying unequal wealth distribution in America and elsewhere. A clear parallel exists for Wood's portrait, which was made in the early days of the Great Depression.

Hot Off the Press!

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We are thrilled with THE Magazine's coverage of our current show, Brainstorm!!


Colorado-based writer Lauren Tresp writes, "[jd Hansen and Javier Barbosa's] work meditates on the human psyche and experiment with the diverse abilities that color, form, and material have for communicating the internal worlds of human experience..." We couldn't agree more!!

Click here to read the full review!

Newest Fountain at Mark White!

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Our sculpture garden has a brand-new addition: Cascading, a fountain constructed of perforated stainless steel. Water bubbles up and over the top of the piece, flowing in gentle rivulets around the circular body of the sculpture, and splashes gently onto stones below.

And here is another angle of Cascading, this time obscured slightly by shadows. It's remarkable to see how the holes in the stainless steel casing effect the water's movement, which catches and ripples over the textured metal surface on its descent to the ground.

 

A Summer Sunday at Mark White Fine Art

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Another hot and sunny, gorgeous July day...perfect for relaxing in our sculpture gardens!

A close-up shot of Mark White's Water Ripples 12 kinetic fountain.

A close-up shot of Mark White's Water Ripples 12 kinetic fountain.


Verdigris wind sculptures installed in the garden at Mark White Fine Art

Verdigris wind sculptures installed in the garden at Mark White Fine Art

Spotlight on Javier López Barbosa

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It's been a sensationally busy few weeks here at the gallery; not only is summer our most active time of year for visitors and art collectors, but we also hosted an opening reception for sculptor jd Hansen (more on her later!!) and painter Javier L. Barbosa, whose dynamically colored, energetic abstractions have garnered attention for years.

Javier was born in Mexico, but he's lived here in Santa Fe for decades. It's great fun to examine his bright, bold colors in context of where he's from!

Javier surrounded by some of his new paintings.

Javier surrounded by some of his new paintings.

Gorgeous Colors of Guanajato, Mexico

Gorgeous Colors of Guanajato, Mexico

A hotel in Tlaquepaque, Mexico

A hotel in Tlaquepaque, Mexico

When considered within the context of Mexico's dramatic architecture and bold colors, Javier's work is made even more interesting and evocative.

Barbosa's 2012 oil and mixed media painting "The Observer" incorporates areas of lush yet vividly defined color. (24 x 30 inches; $2900)

Barbosa's 2012 oil and mixed media painting "The Observer" incorporates areas of lush yet vividly defined color. (24 x 30 inches; $2900)

The roiling blues and purples form a fantastically energetic contrast to the painting's borders of pale blue and cream. ("Elixir," 2014, oil and mixed media on canvas, 20" x 21," $1650)

The roiling blues and purples form a fantastically energetic contrast to the painting's borders of pale blue and cream. ("Elixir," 2014, oil and mixed media on canvas, 20" x 21," $1650)

Focus on: Pick-Up Sticks!

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Mark White's most recent series of kinetic wind sculptures are his Pendulum pieces. Nicknamed the "pick-up sticks," they're rendered exclusively in stainless steel - a divergence in theme from his organic, verdigris-patina wind sculptures.

 Here is a video of the 14-foot-high "Non-Parallel Axis IV": 

Mark's Compound Triple Pendulum in action.

Mark's Compound Triple Pendulum in action.