As I’ve said before, many of the artists living up here on the High Road have their own galleries, while often showing in others as well. Like several throughout the villages, Trish Booth and Leonardo Pieterse have theirs, Ghost Pony Gallery, in their home. It’s a perfect scenario because they don’t have to leave to go to work and visitors get a personal glimpse of village life. They recently had an opening and I wanted to share some photos from the evening. Most of the work shown was Trish’s since much of Leonardo’s work is currently being shown in Hand Artes Gallery here in Truchas. Also featured was the work of photographer, Agata Kaczmarska.
Trish primarily focuses on historic architecture and the southwest landscape as “vehicles to convey isolation and otherness.” Of her work she says, “Representational yet surreal, [my] paintings inhabit a twilight zone between reality and imagination. Abstracting the images to various degrees further incorporates a sense of mystery allowing structures and landscapes to read as symbolic spaces—as portals or refuges.”
She also does a series of mixed media pieces using torn and sewn Mulberry paper mounted on canvas, a process she developed herself.
Love to you all,