News and current events at Mark White Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
It's thrilling for us to get photos and videos from our collectors! Ray, who lives in Melbourne, Australia, sent us these two videos of his Orb 6 moving in gentle winds. He writes, "You can hear bellbirds singing in the background - a constant refrain. You may also (just) be able to see a Koala in the eucalyptus tree above the Orb."
We are thrilled to have a new sculptor, Pokey Park, join our gallery on Canyon Road. Park was born and raised in Georgia, but has made her home in the American West for years. Of her incredibly detailed, marvelously animated bronze sculpture, Pokey has said "They are whimsical, with an edge."
Above are two sides of Pokey's sculpture Talvez Mañana. We're placing this reflective reptile outside in our front garden. Won't you come by and lounge with us?
Colorado-based painter C.C. Opiela works in a variety of media; we've just received some selections of her horse and floral paintings, which incorporate both abstracted and figurative elements. Here are a few we're loving:
We were thrilled to get a snapshot of a Mark White painting installed in the home of its new owners, Dr. Jerry Niederman and Cam Higginbotham of Oak Park, Illinois.
Pictured above is Cam Higginbotham with Mark White's painting Keys Reflections. We are so happy when clients share photos with us!
We are loving Mark's newest wind sculpture, the Spiral Sphere. Here it is in Teal Fusion:
The blazing blues of Mark White's Aspen Skies III are the perfect complement to a chilly Santa Fe day.
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.