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A Living Legend of the West
Billy Schenck Exhibits New Paintings of the West as He Sees It
SANTA FE, N.M. [April 12, 2018] – Blue Rain Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming show of new paintings by Billy Schenck. This show of new works is scheduled to take place July 27 – August 11, 2018 with an artist opening night reception on Friday, July 27th from 5 – 7pm.
Schenck’s paintings are widely appreciated for their narrative style and use of two dimensional techniques to create dramatic contrast between highlights and shadow. His vibrant— sometimes electric—palette choices and graphic compositions bring a Pop Art sensation to the work. Western novel covers, black and white movie posters, Spaghetti Western films, and personal experiences all contribute to the creative genius behind Schenk’s paintings.
A steady figure in both the contemporary and Western Heritage art markets, Billy Schenck has enjoyed celebrity status in his field for over four decades, beginning with the fast rising start he received in New York and Europe in the early 1970s. An originator of the Western Pop Art movement, Schenck’s work has inspired a new generation of young contemporary western painters. In late May 2018 the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas will feature a retrospective show with Billy Schenck and Andy Warhol.
Blue Rain Gallery’s show of new paintings by Billy Schenck in late July is sure to excite collectors and enthusiasts of Contemporary Western Art alike. Experience the art of a living legend!
About Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery represents established artists of diverse backgrounds working in a variety of mediums. The gallery exhibits an inspiring collection of Contemporary, Western Heritage, and Native American Art. The collection is comprised of paintings—glass, bronze, and ceramic sculpture—pottery and jewelry. Blue Rain Gallery is located in the Railyard Arts District at 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Phone 505.954.9902. For more information visit the Blue Rain Gallery website, www.blueraingallery.com.