- by Kelly Skeen
- May 19th, 2015
This Friday, we’re hosting New Mexico sculptor and 2015 ARTsmart Honorary Artist Greg Reiche for the opening of Into the Wind, our first show of the summer season. Reiche has created a powerful new body of kinetic sculpture that draws upon two energetic forces of nature prevalent in our natural southwestern environment: solar and wind power. Join us Friday, May 22nd from 5-7pm for an opening reception with Reiche as we kick off the Santa Fe show season on Canyon Road.
Reiche’s sculpture ranges from monumental site-specific work to small tabletop pieces, both of which will be exhibited for Into The Wind. Stone and metal contribute a sense of timelessness, strength and solidity to his work, while reflective glass elements breathe life and energy into the static materials. Reiche’s responsive glass tiles make invisible aspects of the environment visible to the viewer, reflecting air movements as well as subtle changes in light and shadows. These basic sculptural elements transcend time and culture, and together create enduring and powerful works of art.
For Into the Wind, Reiche has combined gently undulating iridescent and dichroic glass with powerful metal and stone forms. This dichotomy brings together both the basic physical elements of nature as well as energetic forces. The glasswork is alive with moving color and light, while other elements of the piece are quiet, strong, and still. By harnessing forces of nature within these graceful forms, Reiche’s sculptures become more than mere objects; they become experiences for the senses.
Into the Wind show preview and installation photos:
Inner Sanctum, steel and iridized glass. $84,000
Oculus, stainless steel and mirrored steel. $4,100
Sky Hook, sandstone, glass and stainless steel, $16,900
Chacoan Dreams, limestone, stacked sandstone, stainless steel, clouds, $18,100
Gaia Chalice, stone, steel, glass, $10,900
Fire and Ice, steel, iridized and tempered glass, $4,400
Fire and Ice (Jasper), steel, iridized and tempered glass, $4,700
Inner Voice, steel, iridized glass and mirrored stainless steel, $7,000
See more new work and meet the artist tomorrow night
at Pippin Contemporary, 5-7pm!