Opening Exhibition – SHARON BOOMA & SAMMY PETERS
1613 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe
Sharon Booma is known for her enigmatic mixed media paintings that wield an extraordinary array of textures and rhythms of color. Her meditative abstractions feature a multitude of dynamic relationships among contrasting impulses of intention and intuition, which the artist guides into a state of charged equilibrium. Above all, the effect is that of a carefully realized harmony.
With a career spanning more than five decades, abstract painter Sammy Peters composes multilayered canvases with an alchemical approach to material and image. Through the meticulous accumulation of texture, Peters’ art is admired for its unexpected modulations between opacity and translucency, color and patterning – the result of a singular combination of cold wax media, luminous resins, and richly saturated oils refined over Peters’ long-celebrated painting practice. In these works, an atmosphere of mystery is heightened by geometric forms that advance forwards through gestural collections of sensuous texture.