Mark White’s iconic kinetic wind sculptures are a favorite sight along Canyon Road. The gently moving pieces are both calming and entrancing, offering a moment of peaceful reflection as people stop to watch. However, stepping into the gallery reveals a body of work that far surpasses the colorful welcome of the garden.
In fact, Mark White is a renaissance man in terms of his artistic endeavors with sculptures ranging from the vibrant kinetics to the minimalistic “We” series, and paintings that range from abstract to landscape to engraved aluminum or copper colored with bright patinas.
To browse the full breadth of Mark’s work visit his artist page.
Mark’s landscape paintings have the ability to capture the serenity of a moment. From sweeping vistas to the intimate feel of a tree-lined pond he makes each work feel as though the world itself is in perfect harmony.
The gentle ripples and seeming reflections of Mark’s abstract works lead audiences to moments of introspection. Each person is asked to determine for themselves what the pieces mean to them as they search for the threads in the blended hues.
ENGRAVED & PATINAED
Mark’s work with metals is on full display in his engraved and patinaed metal pieces. Shapes emerge as he works the metal, then the patinas are applied, turning the gleaming surface into a myraid of colors with a watercolor feel.
The “We” series is at once both expressive and minimalistic. The figures are reduced to the bare essentials, yet entire stories are told in the nuances of pose. Comfort, companionship, synchronicity and even determination are all expressed in simple, unmistakable, lines.
The Cubilinear series lies at the nexus of size, shape, and precision. Both abstract and complex, Mark forms varied shapes by cutting steel tubes at different lengths and on different sides. From there he has the freedom to explore how size and shape interacts from the building blocks of life to purely abstract pieces that examine the possibilities from such a humble start.