Paintings by Martin Kerr Facey
"The new images are healed and more resolved in terms of the imagery. The work is more connected, much less at war with itself in terms of images."
After numerous, nourishing trips to the American Southwest, Martin Kerr Facey moved to New Mexico. The cultural collision of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo traditions has proved fertile ground for his paintings. As has the legendary physical beauty of the land and the unparalleled brilliance of the light.
His paintings have taken on a more abstract quality, inspired by the geometric, schematic landscape, and by other regional elements such as Navajo blankets. This sense of symmetry and balance reflects a new sense in the artist, harmonizing tensions that were more pronounced in earlier work.
There is more information at www.unm.edu/~finearts/faculty/art/facey2.htm.