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An Artful Holiday


Love Beauty and Pleasure April Deming An Artful Holiday

Love, Beauty, and Pleasure – April Deming

The holidays are a time for giving gifts of the soul. People welcome family and friends into the warmth of their homes to share memories. They donate time to help those in need, and it is a season in which everybody wishes the best for others.

In a way it is akin to the process of making art. With each piece an artist shares a bit of their unique vision. They give their time to an endeavor which inevitably makes the world a brighter place, and they impart into their work a desire to spark an emotion within the viewer.

Here at Waxlander Gallery we are honored to share some of these gifts of the soul. Our annual group holiday show “Gifts of the Holiday” is currently on display and we welcome you to come see the latest works of the more than twenty participating artists.

Join us on November 28th and again on December 26 for the receptions with some of our artists.

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Eternal Joy – Javier Lopez Barbosa

Paintings capture a moment in time. What the artist sees and feels are transferred to canvas. Color becomes a tool; it is light and shadow, form and void, and a guide to the viewer. Each painter speaks of the world they know in different terms. Abstracts like those of Javier Lopez Barbosa use pure hues to evoke a feeling, while Sharon Markwardt and Lori Faye Bock use animals to reflect the world through new eyes. The landscapes of Marshall Noice, Matthew Higginbotham, Patrick Matthews and Jami Tobey invite the viewer into new worlds, yet the still life works such as those by Sangita Phadke, Dominique Boisjoli, and April Deming can awaken a world of nostalgic memory. Henriette Simon Picker and Victor Arnold seem to express even the ordinary in extraordinary ways.

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In The Abstract – Mike McKee

Sculptors bring their vision into the third dimension, and we have four participating in the show this year. Each surface, angle or curve is carefully balanced and considered, the impact on the final piece weighed. The results are works that are evocative and meaningful from multiple viewpoints. Chris Turri’s sculptures reflect the voices of native people, while the organic curves of Mike McKee’s stone works awaken a connection to something deeper within. Terrell Powell’s colorful birds are whimsical and fun, and Ann Fleming’s cast bronze pieces are playful and highlight a caring nature.



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In the Heat Of The Night – Christopher Owen Nelson

Then there are those works which are both painting and sculpture. The carved and painted plexiglass works of Christopher Owen Nelson, woven copper paintings of Suzanne Donazetti, and painted steel forms of husband and wife team Josiane Childers and Justin West, all stand in relief from the wall. As the viewer moves they are exposed to new facets and fresh ways to interact with the piece. While the collaborative painting and sculpture works from Sandy Keller and Jim Moore present a world that is both tangible and not.

We invite you to visit and experience the works of these and all our artists this holiday season. “Gifts of the Holiday” will be on display through January 1st.

Pure Pigments | Marshall Noice & Sangita Phadke

Pastel is a medium unlike any other. Dry pigments are mixed with a binder, and then formed into various shapes that the artist works with. Since there is little dilution from pure color, the result is a piece which has luminosity and  saturation all its own.

Here at Waxlander Gallery we are excited for this year’s Pastel Show, which opens this week and runs through June 16. Marshall Noice and Sangita Phadke are masters of the medium, and both will be here for the opening reception on Friday June 6th from 5 – 7:30pm.

Marshall Noice

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Opening – Marshall Noice

Pastel forests of red, blue, green, and yellow dance across the paper. These are the works of Marshall Noice, whose vivid landscapes captures the energy of the location he paints. While based on real locations, these colorful works represent the feel of the area more than the literal appearance.

Noice uses the unique nature of pastels in a way that conveys immediacy. The viewer can see the strokes of color on the paper, and the rich hues enhance the scene.

Sangita Phadke

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The Glowing Peach – Sangita Phadke

Sangita Phadke’s still works of fruits, vegetables and flowers are as realistic as possible and are often mistaken for photographs. Peaches glow and drops of water on a blueberry reflect the light.

Phadke uses the vibrancy of the medium is used to its fullest to produce pieces of true color and depth. The pigments are seamlessly blended to create the true-to-life gradients that give her works their unique look.

Join us on Friday, June 6th from 5-7:30pm for the opening of this year’s Pastel Show and Meet both Marshall Noice and Sangita Phadke.

A Sense Of Place | A Journey Through Pastel

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Pistachios – Sangita Phadke

Art has the ability to transport a viewer to a place and time, without moving them from a physical location. Color and form merge to impart the unique vision of the artist briefly onto those who would gaze at the finished piece.

Both Marshall Noice and Sangita Phadke aim to take the viewer on a journey with their pastel pieces, while also imbuing a sense of place. Each has gathered inspiration from both near and far and are presenting their newest works in our 2014 Pastel Show, which runs from June 3rd through June 16th.

Marshall Noice

“My inspiration for this new work comes from my travels over the past year. The new paintings are landscapes of, for the most part, northern New Mexico, southern Colorado and northern Arizona.”

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Storm Passing – Marshall Noice

Marshall Noice has been traveling in search of inspiration, and he has been finding it in abundance in the American Southwest. Rich oranges, reds, yellows and purples capture the energy of the landscape, while cool blues and greens impart a sense of life.

While not a literal interpretation of the landscape that he portrays, one can sense the feeling and emotion that were pervasive as Noice worked. The chaos of wind and moisture can be seen in ‘Storm Passing,’ while the cool of night is tangible in ‘After Sunset.’ Shadows fill the space under the trees in other works, inviting the viewer to imagine a respite in the shade.

“I hope the art viewer will take away a strong sense of place when looking at my new work. And since my work is not especially literal, that sense of place may relate to the precise place in the painting or it may be a place known only to the viewer.”

Sangita Phadke

“My show highlights fruits, vegetables, and flowers from regions all across the United States and abroad.”

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Hatch Chile Trio – Sangita Phadke

Sangita Phadke has also been finding her inspiration in places both near and far. From the staples of the pantry she has presented the everyday in a new light with stunning portrayals of eggs, onions, apples, pears and even the humble tomato. Yet a touch of the exotic also appears with a ripe pomegranate, a graceful eggplant, a trio of pistachios or a juicy peach.

Phadke’s travels in culinary inspiration have also brought a New Mexico staple to the limelight. Fresh Hatch chiles make their appearance, their glistening skin and vibrant hues of red and green hinting at the rich flavor and heat that awaits.

“Whether it’s a sweet Georgia peach or a fresh apple from New York, I hope that viewers will feel a sense of place when they view my collection of paintings.”

We invite you to take a journey with the pastels of Marshall Noice and Sangita Phadke from June 3rd through June 16th here at Waxlander Gallery, and join us for the opening reception on Friday June 6th from 5:00 – 7:30 PM.

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After Sunset – Marshall Noice