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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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Alexander Calder: Original Wind Art Enthusiast!

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It's no surprise that our gallery's Mark White is a huge fan of Alexander Calder (1898-1976), the American artist most famous for his mobile wind sculptures. Crafted of cut-out colored metal, wire, and other materials, Calder's fluid, hyper-delicate sculptures were markedly sensitive to environmental factors, like subtle breezes.

Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976), UNTITLED, painted metal and wire hanging mobile, 24 x 84 x 42 in., 1951

Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976), UNTITLED, painted metal and wire hanging mobile, 24 x 84 x 42 in., 1951

Calder's mobiles have a distinctively mid-century vibe, characterized by their sleek lines, bold coloration, and joyfully abstracted shapes.

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Triple Gong, c. 1948, Brass, sheet metal, wire, and paint, 39 x 75 x 2 3/4 inches 

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Triple Gong, c. 1948, Brass, sheet metal, wire, and paint, 39 x 75 x 2 3/4 inches 

A 1959 Calder mobile at JP Morgan Chase headquarters.

A 1959 Calder mobile at JP Morgan Chase headquarters.

He's certainly best known for his sculpture, but Calder worked in a number of materials and media. Some of his most captivating pieces, in fact, are arguable his graphics-heavy, primary color-saturated paintings and works on paper.

Work on paper, ca. 1945

Work on paper, ca. 1945

Work on paper, 1967

Work on paper, 1967

1974, Work on paper

1974, Work on paper

Calder worked with wire in multiple ways, experimenting with stationary, figurative works like this portrait of his friend and fellow artist, Joan Miró:

Or how about Calder's Elephant, from the late 1920s? It has an almost cave painting-like quality in its exaggerated form and stark, simple lines.

Or how about Calder's Elephant, from the late 1920s? It has an almost cave painting-like quality in its exaggerated form and stark, simple lines.

Calder contributed a number of large-scale sculptural works to public and private collections worldwide, like the following arching, monochromatic piece here:

ca. 1965, installed in Berlin

ca. 1965, installed in Berlin

Calder's Eagle, installed in Seattle. 

Calder's Eagle, installed in Seattle. 

Calder's Four Arches, 1974, installed in Los Angeles.

Calder's Four Arches, 1974, installed in Los Angeles.

Pretty inspiring, isn't it?