Paddy and I hit the galleries in the Santa Fe Arts District last night after having dinner. I had a great time with Paddy. Our talk doesn’t seem to have affected our friendship.
The most memorable works were found in Spark, Core, Mai Wynn and Point. I wanted to see Brenda’s new photos at Sync but the gallery was closed when I got there. Stops were made in other galleries on Santa Fe but I didn’t see anything worth mentioning. I rather concentrate on what I think is worth seeing.
The members’ show at Spark is great. I introduced Paddy to Sue Simon, Madeleine Dodge, Kate McGuiness and Joyce Coco. Paddy liked Kate’s monotype and Joyce’s painting. I thought both would look good in his house.
Core has works by Debra Williams, Mark Stokesbury and Stuart C. Andrews. I thought Debra’s mixed media ceramic pieces were the highlight of this show and the evening. Debra has a unique way of combining materials which form stunning visual works.
The guy Paddy wanted to fix me up with met us at Core. I’ll call him the Art guy for now. More on him in a in a different post.
A stop was made in Mai Wynn Fine Art since the Art guy had not seen Mai Wynn’s new work. Mai Wynn was warm and welcoming as always. She paints on aluminum and steel. Her uniquely beautiful paintings are worth checking out.
The night ended at Michael Dowling’s studio in Point Gallery. It’s always fun talking with Michael and looking at his work. He’s one of the true talents in this town.