event | 9th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show
Oct 04, 2013 - Nov 30, 2013
Among the stars are David DeVary, known for his "Cowboys & Cowgirls with Attitude", Upton Ethelbah (Greyshoes) named 2009 Living Treasure by the Museum of Native American Arts and Culture, famed sculptor Kevin McCarthy and painter Carla Romero whose work has been collected internationally.
David DeVary's extraordinary series "Cowboys and Cowgirls with Attitude" features paintings that are desired and commissioned by collectors internationally. DeVary sees the Western cowboy and cowgirl as American icons and paints them as such using gold, silver or copper leaf, much like the icon painters of old. He says "I'm not painting history; rather, I'm trying to capture the feeling, strength or confidence of the American West. Like the traditional Western artist, I'm fascinated with this romanticized, idealistic West." Linda Goldenstein explains "In addition to collecting David's wonderful paintings in the gallery, some of our collectors have become a DeVary cowboy or cowgirl by commissioning a portrait by David. It is a wonderful experience resulting in a remarkable and personal work of art to be enjoyed today and passed through the generations."
Upton Ethelbah (Greyshoes), among several accolades, is the 2009 winner of Best of Show in Stone Sculpture and 2006 winner of Best of Show in Bronze Sculpture at Santa Fe Indian Market and named Museum of Native American Arts and Culture 2009 "Living Treasure". "Uppie" is Santa Clara Pueblo on his mother's side and White Mountain Apache on his father's and celebrates the traditions of both. His stone and bronze sculptures dance through the gallery, twirling on their stands, like stylized dancers inspired by feast day rituals and the joy of pueblo life.
Kevin McCarthy was born in New York in 1955 where he grew up in his father's studio, famed artist Frank McCarthy, and developed a deep passion for sculpture. At age 15 he traveled to Italy and studied the public works of Michelangelo, among many other Renaissance masters, and was deeply moved by the presence of their work. His goal is to render this elemental sense by redesigning nature in accord with its structural elements to produce the desired movement of shapes and bring life to the sculpture.
Carla Romero feels a strong connection to mountains, nature and wildlife; but also a bond with the Native Americans and the Southwest, which is reflected in her spiritual "Elders" series. She paints in watercolor and works with acrylics on canvas. Romero's extraordinary and bold use of color is clearly only one of the defining elements that describes the feeling and emotion of her paintings.
Also in October, in the gallery, enjoy meeting "Artist in Residence" Sherab Khandro and watch her bring paintings to life in the intricate pointillist technique of dots of paint to create beautiful and detailed works of art. Known for her ability to bring a varied body of subjects into her pieces, collectors draw inspiration from both the image and the story behind it. Her extraordinary "Breaking Free" butterfly series is among many by this renowned artist.