Barry Whistler Gallery presents Sam Gummelt: "Palo Pinto" opening reception
Since the 1970s, Texas native Sam Gummelt has a reputation as one of Texas’ leading non-objective abstract artists. He is a rightful successor of the first and second generation of non-objective Texas artists such as Toni Laselle and Joseph Glasco.
Gummelt’s work most often draws inspiration from architecture, using his own photographs as preparatory studies for his mixed media paintings. In the 1990s, the artist Sean Scully would take a similar approach although Gummelt’s work remains more architectonic than Scully’s. One could construe that Gummelt meeting renown Texas architect Frank Welch in 1975 resulted in a continued use of architectural references but more importantly led to a lifelong friendship of investigative seeing and sharing.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through July 27.