Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sorrel Sky Gallery at the One-Man Show featuring Lawrence Baca
SANTA FE, NM: December 6, 2016; This one-man show opens during First Friday Art Walk on February 3, 2017 and features renowned jewelry designer and silversmith, Lawrence Baca from 5:00-7:30 pm at Sorrel Sky Gallery’s downtown location at 125 W. Palace Ave. Lawrence, whose work is sought after by local, national and international collectors, will be at the opening reception, and the show will continue throughout February.
Lawrence Baca is a multi-talented, award winning jewelry designer, born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His design inspiration is defined by the strong Hispanic and Native American cultural influences. The common theme in all his work is a combination of Spanish Colonial Ecclesiastical with roots in the earliest phase of Native American ‘Old Pawn’. Baca’s use of materials range from sterling silver to 24 karat gold. He also uses a wide variety of gems and stones to create one of a kind designs. His work is unique, reflective of the local environment that provides him with daily inspiration, from the natural surroundings to the free flowing adobe architecture. Collectors and visitors alike have been captivated by his style for the last 25 years, and will continue to be.
While taking a piece from a design concept to an actual finished work, Lawrence is ready to adapt and evolve. Staying open to the dynamic nature of what is in his hand, at that moment, he stays flexible and avoids rigidly following a set path. “Nothing is perfectly symmetrical, but it is all so beautiful. To have found something that I love to do … making people happy with what I make … I count it as a gift.”
Shanan Campbell Wells, owner of Sorrel Sky Gallery, is delighted to be featuring Lawrence in this one-man show. “We’ve all felt the dynamic power of love in our lives. Lawrence’s designs are equally dynamic. Each piece has its own power and energy. They reflect his own confident nature, and are an ideal way to express the strength of our love.”
Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 90 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Kevin Red Star, and jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.