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Wheelhouse artwork by Robert R Landry and Matt Gil
Wheelhouse a showcase featuring the artwork of Robert R Landry and Matt Gil in various mediums.
First Tuesday ArtWalk/Reception
* October 3, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
* October 2023
ÆRENA Galleries and Gardens invites you to celebrate Wheelhouse a showcase featuring the artwork of Robert R Landry and Matt Gil in various mediums.
Somewhere at the intersection of the uncertain and the inevitable, art happens. Robert R. Landry integrates traditional and digital tools at hand in an eclectic vocabulary of nonarbitrary color and abstract forms to make paintings that chronicle a search for insight into the dilemmas of artistic expression.
Robert R. Landry is a painter based in Palm Springs. A New Orleans native, he studied painting at Louisiana State University and Tulane University. Robert’s career spans over 35 years as a designer, illustrator, art director and instructor.
California born and educated sculptor Matt Gil graduated from San Jose State University, and his work has been widely exhibited throughout California since 1977. His sophisticated, subtle metal works are highly technical and refined, and his use of color and negative space are bold surprises.
Matt Gil says of his process:
“The more I visualize the mood or the feeling of a particular piece, as well as the process of constructing a new piece, the easier it is to build. Sometimes it feels like the pieces build themselves. My sculpture-building process is like planning a trip, first I’m going here then I’m going there.
If I get a bit lost I look at the drawing/map and I get back on track. Building sculptures has now become more and more entertaining for me with each and every piece, and I enjoy it when one piece generates many spin-offs. The time and place I grew up is reflected in my work.
Each piece has called to me and jumped off the page of the sketchbook as if it was real and wanted to be in the world. All my sculptor heroes call out to me and say ‘build this one,’ or ‘build that one,’ or ‘this piece needs more work and thought before you can make it.’ ‘Or maybe draw this one again and see that it has soul.Build it and give it a soul so that it will survive and live beyond me.’”