Matthew Higginbotham Brings His Newest Luminescent Landscapes To Mark White Fine Art This July
Mark White Fine Art
414 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Exhibition Dates: July 24 - August 6, 2018
Artist Lecture/Demo: July 28, 3-5 pm
Matthew Higginbotham Presents Newest Paintings In One-Man Exhibition “A Sense Of Place”
Santa Fe, NM - Billowy clouds and rounded chamisas fill a landscape that is so realistic that, for a moment, one imagines they could walk past the barrier of canvas and into the luminescent lands beyond. The works are at once both homage to the beauty of the world, and reminder of the stunning views that exist for those willing to take the time to seek them out.
These paintings, by Matthew Higginbotham, will be on display at Mark White Fine Art during his one-man exhibition, “A Sense of Place,” from July 24 through August 6, with an artist demonstration and lecture on Saturday July 28.
“We’re thrilled to have welcomed Matthew to the gallery this past fall,” says Sue White, Gallery Director. “His works bring a sense of reverence for the natural world, and we’re excited to see what he brings to his exhibition.”
Higginbotham approaches each of his luscious landscapes with the intent of capturing the natural energy and beauty of the world, and conveying it for all to see. Each one is a depiction of that which exists all around, but is also given new meaning with an artist’s eye.
The title of the show, “Sense of Place,” immediately connects to this desire to show the world as Higginbotham sees it
“For me, the landscapes I paint are immediately felt and experienced, I am affected and moved and rooted in each scene. My hope is that others see and feel and experience this “sense of place” like I did,” says Higginbotham.
Higginbotham also conveys this sense of place through the connection he has to several locations, drawn to them repeatedly and showcasing them in his art. Many of his paintings are inspired by the land and skies surrounding his home outside Santa Fe. In addition to that he also routinely finds inspiration during a yearly visit to Tulsa, where he seeks the agrarian and tree-dense areas of Oklahoma and Texas. He is also regularly inspired by the grasses of the Bosque del Apache.
In his recent work Higginbotham is seeking a blend of realism and abstraction that add movement and energy to his art. Mixed in with his controlled and impressionistic strokes are areas that are reminiscent of pointillism, looser and with a staccato effect that gives a different feel up close.
“We look forward to seeing Matthew’s newest pieces for the show,” concludes White. “Each one holds a special reverence about it that we’re positive visitors will enjoy.”
Mark White Fine Art is located at 414 Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They can be reached at (505) 982-2073 or by email at [email protected].