Kuivato, a Creative Gateways Gallery seeks to keep itself consistently fresh and interesting. Each month, we focus on some of the new pieces and artists that have joined the gallery. Here’s what January has to offer…
Blown glass artist Mark Leputa joins Kuivato, creating stunningly elegant and patterned pieces. Leputa seeks to “define a body of work where simplicity, purity of form, and negative space is merged to meet harmony.” This can be seen easily in the symmetrical balance of “Reptilian Soul,” the ethereal texture of “Tranquil,” or the smooth shapes of “Ajna.”
Spooner Marcus adds many new blown glass pieces to his represented work at Kuivato including “Purple Jar with Red Lid.” Spooner brings his trademark combination of traditional pottery forms, Pueblo designs, unusual color, and unique glass structure to the piece. The result is a piece that beautifully merges the traditional and the abstract.
Resident Creative Gateways artist Sumati Colpitts adds an adorable new ceramic creature to her repertoire: penguins! Both a large and a small penguin now grace Kuivato with their presence, each capturing Sumati’s uncanny ability to breathe life and happiness into her creations.
Mark Galen Lucas
Kuivato also welcomes new glass artist Mark Galen Lucas, whose amazing torchwork pieces are at once organic, abstract, and beautifully represented. Pieces like “Black Untitled” bring a recognizable form to chaos, whereas his “Green Untitled” captures the dazzling structure of nature at a much smaller level.
Blown glass artist David Patchen adds another of his intricately designed pieces, with “Cerulean/White Foglio.” Bold stripes of blue twist and converge at the peaks of an extremely sleek design, creating another unforgettable centerpiece.
Kuivato happily welcomes new blown glass pieces from Stan O’Neil. While pieces like “Nature’s Harvest” play with accentuations of the shapes and colors found in nature, pieces like “Bird Dreams” add a rustic and abstract quality to his work.
Blown glass artist Gianluca Vidal adds “Fedele 17” – one of his most colorful pieces to date – to Kuivato. The graceful and familiar form is comprised of a variety of strands, each with their own unique pattern and design.
Glass weaver Mark Lewanski adds more new pieces to Kuivato, featuring his stunning woven designs in both a colorful yet metallic variety and a work rich in blues, yellows, and greens.
See What’s New
To see all of these new pieces and more, be sure to visit Kuivato, a Creative Gateways Gallery, located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, open 7 days a week at 10am!