12.26.2015

ART OF DEVOTION - PEYTON WRIGHT GALLERY

                                           



The simple  exterior of this gallery - housed in the historic c. 1880 Willi Spiegelberg House -  gives no hint of the rich treasure trove inside. Known internationally for its extensive collection of American Modern, Historic New Mexican, Spanish Colonial and Pre-Columbian artworks, the Peyton Wright Gallery  is presenting its 23rd Annual Exhibition - The Art of Devotion - Historic Art of the Americas - and it is gorgeous.



When you walk through the front door, this elaborate Spanish Colonial painting at the end of the long central gallery, commands your full attention. The gallery and the exhibit is a photographers dream. Thank you John Wright Schaefer for the free
 reign with my camera!



A handsome  Bolivian Silver Repousse c. 1780 Chair graces
 a side gallery.


Ten exquisite small paintings tell the life of Santa Rosa de Lima - the Patron Saint of Peru...



Table tops and cabinets are filled with intricate Spanish Colonial Silver...


Circa 1800 Peruvian Milk Can!








Insanely beautiful, both inside and out




Richly-carved and painted historic bultos, cristos and retablos are everywhere...






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A M E R I C A N   M O D E R N   P A I N T I N G S   &  S C U L P T U R E

The duality of the magnificent art in this gallery - one wing houses the vast collection of Historic Art of the Americas and the other  American Modern Paintings and Sculpture - makes a visit all the more intriguing.



Courtesy of Gallery


And, a MIRO, LICHTENSTEIN, and  JACKSON POLLOCK 
hang in John's private office. 

Photo courtesy of Gallery




237 E. Palace Avenue - Santa Fe
505.989.9888


 ART OF DEVOTION
Historic Art of the Americas

THROUGH MARCH 11, 2016

on-line catalog CLICK on link below
http://peytonwright.com/issuu/23rd-annual-art-of-devotion-historic-art-of-the-americas-exhibition/

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