Michael Workman, “Mink Creek,” 2017, oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches

EVOKE Contemporary is proud to feature works by painter Michael Workman during a solo exhibition. Visitors to the gallery will encounter truth, beauty, and goodness.

According to Santa Fe gallery EVOKE Contemporary, “Truth, Beauty, and Goodness” are the “broad, subjective, and sometimes discounted concepts that form the foundation of Michael Workman’s paintings.” Patrons who are lucky enough to visit the gallery this holiday season will encounter just those things during Workman’s solo exhibition, which runs from June 30 through July 22.

Michael Workman, “End of the Road, Helper,” 2017, oil on panel, 9 x 9 inches

Included in the show are some 18 new landscape paintings — all executed masterfully with adroit combinations of expressive, feathery brushwork and tightly rendered forms. Also worthy of attention is Workman’s ability to capture the subtle effects of light as it cascades across mountainous landscapes, blankets a herd of cattle, or reflects off towering thunderhead clouds.

Michael Workman, “Helper, North Main,” 2017, oil on panel, 9 x 9 inches
Michael Workman, “Helper from the South #2,” 2017, oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches

Continuing, the gallery writes, “Workman’s landscapes are idyllic; they depict the visual splendor of the American Southwest in colorful vistas, sunlit mountains, and far-reaching fields peppered with cattle. At the same time, his scenes convey a deeper meaning, one that simmers just under the surface, slowly escaping from among the layers of oil paint and intricate brushwork. Workman does not endeavor merely to paint an appealing picture, but also to share the spiritual connection he feels to the land and throughout his own life.”

To learn more, visit EVOKE Contemporary.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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