From hand-carved antler mugs to hand-forged skillets, Art Fair Jackson Hole will feature a diverse range of artfully crafted objects with a distinctive Western flair.
When 15-year-old Kyle Ma first walked into Wilcox Gallery to show Jim Wilcox some images of his work on his iPad, the two made a date to meet the following summer when Ma would once again be passing through with paintings in hand.
Billy Schenck doesn’t text or email.
Still, from his Santa Fe studio in New Mexico, he manages to create pop art embedded in the modern West’s landscape through a laborious process of digital imaging, projection, illustration and painting. Schenck’s sunsets and high desert animals may exhibit traditional Rocky Mountain elements of light, geography and wildlife but at the heart of his work is attitude and absurdity.
S.C. Mummert admits he’s a product of his environment. As a boy growing up in rural San Diego during the ’50s he was surrounded by cowboys and horses, and though the countryside has since changed dramatically, he hasn’t.
At best Jason Ruff expected a polite rejection letter. If nothing else he had made good on a challenge he’d set forth to the high school students in his summer writing workshop.