The blazing blues of Mark White's Aspen Skies III are the perfect complement to a chilly Santa Fe day.
News and current events at Mark White Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Hi there! Not sure about you guys, but here in Santa Fe we've had snow, then rain, then 60 degrees, then snow again! It's all gorgeous... and it's all over the place :)
We are so excited when clients share pictures with us! Check out these gorgeous shots of Mark White's Orb 6 sculpture - all the way from Mexico City, Mexico.
Mark White's patina-on-metal paintings have us longing for warmer weather. Below are four pieces currently on view at our Canyon Road Gallery.
from Blue Winter by Robert Francis:
Winter uses all the blues there are.
One shade of blue for water, one for ice,
Another blue for shadows over snow.
The clear or cloudy sky uses blue twice - Both different blues. And hills row after row
Are colored blue according to how for...
We are so thankful for all of our wonderful clients and friends! We heartily wish you the very best year yet in 2015.
Arizona's Monument Valley, with its arching rock formations and dramatic, isolate canyons, looks like the surface of another planet. Mark White's recent travels took him to the heart of this desert wonderland, with paintings that reflect the intensity of this alien landscape.
November is a bridge month - definitely fall, but also chilly enough to remind one of Winter's extreme temperatures. It's a lovely time for reflection and indoor activities, so what better opportunity than now to visit the studio of Mark White?
Mark White's wind sculptures have lots of fans - and go by lots of different names! Here are some we've heard:
- Wind vanes
- Wind art
- Weather vanes
- Wind chimes
- Wind catchers
- Wind talkers
What do you call them??
Sculptor Mark White has been making kinetic wind art for decades; over time, he's developed a style and creative practice all his own. Nevertheless, no artist works in a vacuum, and Mark is quick to acknowledge his creative influences.
The mobile sculpture of Alexander Calder is some of modern art's most immediately recognizable: delicate and finely balanced, Calder's quirkily shaped works respond to subtle shifts in wind currents. Mark admires Calder's use of bold shapes, which was a downright radical aspect of Calder's practice when initiated in the middle of the twentieth century.
George Rickey was an important pioneer in the field of kinetic or wind-driven artwork. His sculptures, often monumental in size, make use of geometric, clearly defined shapes, that nevertheless take on an organic, placid elegance as they move in the wind. It's work that is still feels conceptually cutting-edge, while it maintains an organic, peaceful visual effect.
Which artist are you most drawn to? Can you think of any others who remind you of Mark?
Mark White's painting Blue Waves I is a richly textured, boldly colored work made just a few weeks ago. Pasatiempo, the weekly magazine for the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, picked this painting to best illustrate Mark's current body.
We were thrilled to have Kenai Peninsula College purchase Mark White's "Water Ripples" fountain for display on their campus!
Preening, Mark White's waterfowl sculpture, has found a home! This bronze work is now part of a gorgeous water feature belonging to one of our clients in Southwestern North Carolina.
Here in Santa Fe, we don't take history for granted. As the oldest capital city in the country, Santa Fe is filled with important landmarks that reflect New Mexico's multi-faceted cultures and rich past. A great place to see the city as it was a hundred or more years ago is Canyon Road. Famous for its art galleries, the storied street was home to schools, bars, and dozens of private residences for generations. A bit of digging revealed that 414 Canyon Road - which is now Mark White Fine Art - is considered by some local historians as the oldest continually-inhabited building on all of Canyon! Read more on that here: Mark White Fine Art might be housed in the oldest building on Canyon Road!
From our clients in the south-central New Mexican town of Alamogordo (the city calls itself "The Friendliest City in the World"!):
After we purchased the Jellyfish sculpture, Alvin asked if we could send some pics once it was installed. So, here ya go. We love all 3.
Our home is in Alamogordo and is backed by wide open spaces and on frequent occasions, amazing skies. I’m not a professional photographer but I hope you get the idea with the few that I’m sharing with you.
Ken and Judy Allen
Thanks so much Ken and Judy! Your display is gorgeous.
What says fall like the warm, rich oranges and shimmery golds in the works above - two of Mark's very latest paintings. We've already hung them up...can you blame us?!