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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.

Expressive Moves | New Work by Richard Pankratz

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Expressive Moves | New Work by Richard Pankratz

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There are any number of ways that a person can convey emotion. Words have the ability to carry the depth and power of a feeling, and one can share a world of emotion with a simple expression. However, nothing compares to the raw energy of body language. Movement and pose combine to spin tales of joy or sadness. The tilt of a chin or drop of the shoulders speak a universal language that is understood by all, and it is these movements that sculptor Richard Pankratz uses to tell a story in each of his works.

Now Pankratz is bringing this same expressive movement to two new pieces. Filled with the same expressive movement that fill all his works, we’re excited that they’ll be arriving soon.

 

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching...” ― William W. Purkey

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Dance, Dance, Dance

Pankratz’s Dance, Dance, Dance seems to take the famous quote to heart as the subject moves in a free and unapologetic style. The swirl of the dress and stretch of the arms give it the character of a photo having been taking mid-move, while the lean in the pose allows the mind to fill in the next logical steps. The result is an expressive piece that tells an exhilarating story with a single glance.

 

 

“Lean on me, when you're not strong. And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on. For it won't be long. 'Til I'm gonna need. Somebody to lean on…” ― Bill Withers

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Lean on Me

In contrast to Dance, Dance, Dance, the story that Lean On Me tells is one of quiet trust. The soft, muted colors add an element of longevity to the emotion, while the back-to-back posture shows that each figure has complete faith in the other. Both subjects are at once protector and support. The result is a piece that embodies the unique way in which people depend on each other and share the journey of life.

 

 

If you’re interested in either Dance, Dance, Dance or Lean On Me please give us a call at 505-982-2073 for more information. You can also browse Richard’s other works on his artist page.