Uneven Surfaces & The Wooden Lens
Paintings by Andy St. Martin & Sculpture by Chris Levack
Opening Saturday, February 23, 7-10 pm
Exhibition through March 23. Gallery hours Wed & Sat, 12-5 pm.
In this exhibit Andy St. Martin’s paintings work in conjunction with sculpture by Chris Levack. Levack’s open-structure sculpture creates an interplay with St. Martin’s paintings – as the viewer moves around the gallery the sculpture can visually intersect and frame paintings in variant ways.
About the Artists:
Andy St. Martin’s large-scale paintings are rich with layers built with brushwork, stencils, glazes. These techniques form abstract symbolic images that flirt with ideas of editing, exertion and private divulgence.
St. Martin is a native of Southwestern New Hampshire. Following an apprenticeship with sculptor Jack Marshall he came to Austin to participate in a large group workshop conducted by Deborah Hay. Relationships established in the workshop confirmed a long lasting rapport with dancers and performers that continue to be a facet of his work. He currently devotes his time to the making of paintings exclusively at the Splinter Group in scenic east Austin.
Chris Levack has been involved in sculpture for over a decade. He primarily works on large-scale outdoor artwork. Inspired by the Texas landscape, he has specialized in materials that withstand the elements such as architectural terra cotta, copper, and exterior woods.
Chris applies his talent and material know-how towards architectural concerns such as fountains, arbors, tile design, signage, and furniture. You may have seen a number of his works around Austin, the entrance canopy at the Domain, the trellises at whole foods, the bat installation at the austin nature and science center, the Folklórico tile mural at Plaza Saltillo, Crestacean on West 9th in Clarksville.