The Promega Spring Art Showcase presents ‘Pop Art from Santa Fe’; featuring artists Billy Schenck and Stan Natchez.
An originator of the Western Pop Art movement, Billy Schenck incorporates techniques from photorealism with a pop art sensibility. Schenck’s artwork is now in 48 museum collections, including at the Smithsonian Institution.
Schenck is known for utilizing cinematic imagery reproduced in a flattened style, where colors are displayed side-by-side rather than blended or shadowed. A genuine cowboy himself, Schenck is a ranch-sorting world champion and the proprietor of the Double Standard Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, his home for the past two decades.
Artist Stan Natchez took a circuitous route to his successful career as a full-time artist. Always a creative child while growing up in Los Angeles, it was his participation in Native American dances that led him to painting. By taking the philosophies and techniques of both modern life and the traditional Native American heritage, Natchez achieves a complex harmony in his work with a distinctive Neo-Pop style.
View photos from the symposium and reception.
The Spring Art Showcase opened Tuesday, March 8, 2016, and continues through June 3, 2016. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information visit: