John Vokoun's horizons / structures
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 thru
Sat, May 6, 2017
11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
David Richard Gallery
David Richard Gallery is pleased to announce John Vokoun, horizons / structures, a solo exhibition of new contemporary abstract, mixed media paintings at 1570 Pacheco Street Suite A1, Santa Fe, NM 87505, phone: 505-983-9555. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, April 7 and remain on view through May 6, 2017.
Vokoun's presentation, and debut with the gallery, represents a collection of new mixed media paintings created in response to the artist's month-long residency in 2016 at Chaco Canyon in northern New Mexico, part of the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) residency program in association with Chaco Culture National Historical Park of the National Park Service. This series of paintings was inspired by Vokoun's reflection on the architecture, mark making, and symbolism of ancient Chacoan culture in contrast to our contemporary, technology-driven lives. The ground of many of the paintings is comprised of horizontal bands of color transitioning from ivories and blues at the top to fiery pinks, reds and oranges in the center that finally transition to earth tones at the bottom. These bands reference the reductive landscape and hues observed at sunrise and sunset in Chaco Canyon. Vokoun then laser cuts into the bands of pigment his computer data driven digital imagery that layers a new geometric vocabulary on top.