Stablewest Gallery Presents two Contrasting Visions of the Art of the Horse–one in bold vibrant colors coming from the American West and the other in stark black and white from the United Kingdom will come together for a unique two-person show at Stablewest Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico Friday, September 8 from 4 to 8 pm.
Born and Raised in South Texas and now living in Santa Fe, David Black’s contemporary Western paintings draw upon his experiences of ranching life as well as the history of the cowboy in America to create colorful yet minimalist depictions of the spiritual connection between horse and rider. Black not only loves to paint horses but he rides them as well and believes that these animals are majestic spiritual creatures capable of healing.
Tianyin Wang’s black and white renderings of horses done in graphite serve as the foundation for what he refers to as motion impressionism. With this style of work, Wang captures the movement of horses as well as other animals by contrasting different charcoals against one another. Trained as a digital-based illustrator, Wang uses his charcoal drawings to capture the details and movement of each animal that make up their spirit.
Stablewest is a part of the new wave of galleries both reinvigorating and redefining Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of the oldest and most active art districts in the United States, Canyon Road has over the past year seen several new galleries move in and change the traditional gallery model in Santa Fe. The gallery also represents artists such as William Crump, Lara Nickel, Peggy Judy, Phil Garrett, and Bobby Chang.