Saturday, February 14, 2009

I am very excited to have a marvelous upbeat show installed in the gallery. Geoffrey Gorman is an adventurous, inventive, and brilliant artist to work with. I never know exactly what to expect from him and even when I say" I don't think that sounds too good", the art turns out great. Sometimes artists are thinking far ahead of their dealers and they truly should follow their own paths. Dealers don't know everything. This body of work is right for the times, not created from precious costly materials, and Geoffrey has kept his prices within the reach of many of his admirers. There are great portraits of folks he met while in China for only $49.00 each and he shows how they can be framed handsomely with a frame from Hobby Lobby. The more complex pieces aren't more than $4,400. We shouldn't be thinking of art in terms of $$$ but if you are considering an acquisiton, it might be absolutely the deciding factor. Galleries are not immune to the financial crunch we are in right now and we are welcoming no-interest extended time payments.

Enough about money and more about the art. It is full of fantasy and reality, the animals look very real in posture and expression and yet you are aware that they are constructed from sticks, metal and cloth. Many of the pieces have a ritual and spiritual presence but at the same time make you chuckle at their expression. There are no animals like these. They make excellent pets, never disappoint you, you never have to run out and buy special food, don't have to walk them on sub-zero nights, and they never need the vet. How much better does it get than that!

Please come buy and see the show or check it out on our web site : ....and by the way, there was a picture of one of the monkeys in the calendar section of the New Mexican and a 2 page spread in the Albuquerque Journal.

1 comment:

  1. Between Facebook and your Blog, we're connected again...hooray!