Gallery 1261 is pleased to present an online preview of Kevin Weckbach’s solo exhibition, Streets and Streams, opening on April 1st, 2023.
Opening Reception: 4 - 6pm, April 1st, 2023 (The artist will be in attendance.)
Location: 1261 Delaware St. Denver, CO 80204
Many of the scenes I paint are found along my familiar routes. When I’m out moving in the world- driving, walking, running, cycling, I am observing things in life without much thought; it is very meditative. When a certain place or thing starts to become familiar, like a known friend, it seems to take on a character and after a while I decide to do a portrait of it. A stream or a street is a path that I take my routes on and like a thought, a stream or a street can carry a thought as if it all is one being.
Typically, portrait paintings are thought as a picture of a face. This is good way to describe a type of painting which I’m not trying to rewrite. How I see life is both visual and spiritual and the way I portray what I experienced comes out as a portrait of that. Portraiture to me is not the ability to convey a lookalike character, it is to resemble what something is at its core. it can be done with a place in time. - Kevin Weckbach