Flowering trees are in bloom all around Santa Fe, and here at Waxlander Gallery fresh art is budding on our walls. The new season has filled out artists with inspiration and we are eagerly awaiting each arrival of new works. Last week we looked at pieces from four of our artists, and this week we’ll peek at the most recent works of four more: Sangita Phadke, Suzanne Donazetti, Mike McKee and Erin Robbins.
Experience the newest art by coming into the gallery or browsing our artist pages.
Sangita Phadke is known for works in pastel that are so realistic they are often mistaken for photographs. Luscious colors and subtle reflections demonstrate her dedication to capturing the nuances of her subject, and her newest piece is no different. Satsuma Orange II evokes an instant desire for the sweetness and flavor of vine ripened citrus.
Two distinct works become a single piece with Suzanne Donazetti’s unique process. She starts by painting on two sheets of copper, then cuts them into strips and weaves them together. The results are layered and have a quality that leaves the viewer to decide which piece is prominent. Her recent works are heavily influenced by her recent return to New Mexico and are inspired by places like the The Valley of Fires and Malpais, and her Midsummer Evening is a perfect example of this.
There is a timeless quality to Mike McKee’s newest sculpture. Momentous Expression evokes a sense of nostalgia, a remembrance of traditions long forgotten while also capturing the feel of the contemporary. The gray of the silvercloud alabaster and the defined ridges of this piece gives it an air of prominence and power.
Erin Robbins explores the connections between people, animals in nature in her work. She chooses colors that are meant to offer a sense of peace and serenity, and paints in such a way that the viewer is invited to fully explore the intricacies of each piece. Her newest works not only continue this, but showcase her evolution as an artist as she recently unveiled a series of landscapes alongside her more figurative works.