Javier Lopez Barbosa: “Music in Color”
Javier Lopez Barbosa’s multi-layered mixed media on canvas approach gives his pieces depth and vibrance in the same breath. There can be 30-plus layers on a given canvas, and through sanding, brushing and scraping the artist reveals iridescence and uncovers textures from beneath. The layers parallel music: just as a melody is comprised of overlapping sheets of sounds, so are Barbosa’s newest paintings the result of many strata that become one harmonious piece. Barbosa is actually a musician himself, so it comes as no surprise that his visual art parallels his aptitude for crafting sound. Largely abstract in nature, his paintings are a culmination of bold strokes and brightly splattered hues, oftentimes with a surprising juxtaposition of black next to a poppy red note. In the midst of abstraction emerges a cluster of birds or a lone blue house, keeping the viewer ever traveling between the tangible and intangible, the seen and heard. Barbosa collectors will be pleasantly surprised by his new approach – it is always fascinating to grow alongside the artist one admires.
You have the rare opportunity to meet Barbosa twice: on July 5th on Canyon Road and July 6th at the Railyard. Both gallery locations offer an inimitable setting. Our Canyon Road Gallery is book-ended by two serene sculpture gardens, and the gallery walls are peppered with color, movement and energy, while our Railyard gallery offers an idyllic setting for the grandiose with virtually endless wall space. We warmly invite you to spend two enlightened evenings with us as we celebrate Barbosa’s fresh works.
“Music in Color”
July 5-July 21 at Mark White Fine Art & Mark White Contemporary
Fine Art Reception: July 5th from 5-8PM
Contemporary Reception: July 6th from 4-6PM.
Mark White: “Upon Reflection”
Mark White’s creative process is organic – keeping his hypothesis in sight, while following a certain path of experimentation. His fluid method has evolved into a new medium: oil on panel, which allows him to create sharp lines contrasted with softened edges beneath a glossy, reflective finish – a rippled water effect. As a direct painter, White seldom knows where a given piece will take him; he simply contributes to the dialogue, sweeping color onto the panel, letting it speak back to him – then responding until he feels the work is complete. He is an artist of many interests and inspirations, a “modern-day Renaissance man” according to Charles Veilleux, gallery director. White’s reflective series, termed Conceptual Reflection goes deeper than literal reflection on water – it is layers of contemplation, streams of consciousness. The pieces that comprise White’s newest body of work range from subdued, marshy greens with flecks of periwinkle and glimmers of gold to scarlet red – each a symbol of a stirring memory. Part of the artist’s very being is infused into the finished product and you can see this for yourself at the upcoming show.
We look forward to seeing you for two evenings set apart to feature Mark White’s newest works on August 30th and 31st. As you enter our Canyon Road location, you’ll be moved by White’s kinetic wind sculptures, a foretaste of what’s to come once you cross the threshold. Like the ever-moving sculptures that grace our lawn and welcome visitors from far and wide, White is ever-moving toward a new medium, a new means of expression.
August 30-September at Mark White Fine Art & Mark White
Fine Art Reception: August 30th from 5-8PM
Contemporary Reception: August 31st from 4-6PM.