Peters Projects of Santa Fe is pleased to announce Seven Paintings, a solo exhibition of new works by Darren Vigil Gray, opening Friday, October 5, 5-7pm. The artist will be in attendance.
One of the master painters of Santa Fe, Darren Vigil Gray (Jicarilla Apache/Kiowa Apache) is a name that immediately brings to mind a clear vision of an extensive career that is now in its 4th decade. His use of vibrant color is underscored with a darkness that anchors the eye. The brushstrokes and their sensation of movement is punctuated by the steadiness and vivacious spontaneity of his hand. This exhibition focuses solely on seven recent paintings bringing together five portraits and two landscapes. Gray’s personal mythology is in full bloom as he breathes life into these paintings that speak of contemporary consciousness mixed with elements of his cultural origins. The beauty and distance in the eyes of Rodeo Queen, the fractured frontal power of The Sentinel, the High Desert Drifter with his quizzically tense eyes accent the two landscape paintings of Ancient Abiquiu with their arching branches and flowing earth, the place where these people exist.
Gray’s work is in numerous private and public collections including the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; The Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM; National Museum of American Arts, Washington, DC; Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK; the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; and the Institute of American Indian Arts (MoCNA), Santa Fe, NM.
For more information contact Mark Del Vecchio, Director, 505-954-5748, or firstname.lastname@example.org