Gallery 901 is proud to present Angel Wynn: Past, Present, Future, the gallery’s first solo exhibition dedicated to the artist. The show will be held in the main gallery of the new Encaustic Art Institute located in the Railyard Art District.
Angel Wynn: Past, Present, Future surveys twenty years of the artist’s work starting with 1995 when her photography began to specialize on America’s First Nations, up to 2015 with current mixed media artwork and where she is heading. Upon moving to Santa Fe, Wynn became inspired by the local art movement and launched into using photographs, oils and encaustic wax with color pigments to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Wynn’s paintings start with a photograph. The art is about culture, spirituality and imagination. “I’ve always been inspired by Americana art, history and the Southwest,” says Wynn, “Multiple layers are used until I achieve the richness of color and depth I’m looking for. This effect is endlessly exciting to me.” The result of Wynn’s art is a curious combination of glass-like surface and organic variation of textures. The encaustic medium appears to glow and takes on an enchanting dreamlike appearance. The representational and romantic elements of Wynn’s artwork continue to push the boundaries of her independence as a visionary artist.
Angel Wynn: Past, Present, Future will feature a range of the artist’s work that includes: American Indian stock images; gold tone photographic prints; exploration of encaustic medium; s3elections from her Anasazi Ancient Pueblo show; in-camera effects of ghost illusions; a complex series on the Bison; and the Mexican Revolution, an introduction to Wynn’s new work.
Photographers and artists who have strongly influenced Wynn are Edward S. Curtis, Annie Leibovitz, Fritz Scholder and Andy Warhol. A few from the list of museums that have purchased photography and art by Wynn are the Smithsonian, California Indian Museum, Heard, Vokendunde and Toulouse History Museum.
Angel Wynn In Retrospect will be on view at Gallery 901’s art space in the Encaustic Art Institute’s front gallery, 632 Agua Fria Street, Santa Fe NM, from November 4 through November 29, 2015. An artist reception will be held Friday November 6, from 5-7pm. Wynn will give free demonstrations at the Institute each Saturday in November, 1-3pm. The Encaustic Art Institute gallery hours are 11am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday. To make an appointment, call Gallery 901 at 505-780-8390 or artist Angel Wynn 505-819-1103.