This Friday night, February 12th, a show featuring the imaginative whimsical works of Geoffrey Gorman will kick off what’s sure to be a fabulous, fun 2010 season at Jane Sauer’s gallery in Santa Fe. The artist will be present for the opening reception from 5–7 pm and the show will run until March 16th. On Saturday, 2/13, at 2 pm, Gorman will give a talk.
The Jane Sauer gallery is one of a handful that are at the top of my list
when I visit Santa Fe—I can always count on falling in love, that excitement art lovers feel when seeing work they know they won’t forget. Sauer has done extensive refurbishing and remodeling over the past few months and I’m looking forward to seeing what new surprises await. Jane is known for her discerning eye and ability to discover fine talent.
Here’s what the gallery has to say about Geoffrey Gorman’s work:
The artist typically folds together history, real life experiences, and his own colorful imagination. He is always ready for an adventure and needs little encouragement to travel to unknown places, whether in his mind or in reality. "Creatures of Curiosity" is one of Gorman’s journeys and you are invited to come along.Gorman employs such diverse materials as gnarled tree branches, which "bleached from sun and rain, make me think of weathered bones”; stained strips of cloth; wax; and found objects, all assembled and fashioned by the artist’s free-ranging curiosity into intriguing shape-shifted works of art. He’s been greatly influenced by creations from previous cultures and by experiences deep within nature’s meditative places.
Whether it is a rabbit poised to spring, two birds huddled together, peering felines, quizzical canines, pondering armadillos, a miniature running antelope, or crawling lizards, they will all beckon you to follow them into the shadows of Gorman’s realm of the curiously outlandish and bizarre.
For more details about Geoffrey Gorman, the Jane Sauer Gallery, and the other artists presently being featured or upcoming shows: http://www.jsauergallery.com
Video of artist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqai9nqgU1A&feature=channel_page
-- Rosemary Carstens
(Photo of artist, © 2008 Daniel Quat Photography)