Antigua, Guatemala (Nov. 14, 2018): Galeria Panza Verde is proud to exhibit the poetic new work of artist Kurtis Brand in a deeply moving show called “Quemada” (Burn).
Guatemala, especially for an expat artist such as myself, provides one with a constant source of inspiration. This country is a wild sensorial feast….
I get way too excited about canvas. The smell, the feel, the texture, the vast variation of surface quality. When I roll out a fresh piece of canvas, this powerful feeling takes over that I can’t describe.
Wipee, (pronounced why-pay), is a quotidian material made of left over textiles and mostly used as painter’s rags. When I first bought it, I had no idea what it was called…
Juan’s wood is the best wood in Guatemala. C’mon, lets not go there, I know what you’re thinking! But it’s true. What Juan’s family has done for sustainable tree and plant farming is truly astonishing.
My favorite material to work with right now is called wipee. It’s basically left over threads from various types of manufactured textiles rolled up into a ball and sold….
My family and I were in the Hudson Valley of New York enjoying a short vacation the week before Volcan Fuego erupted leaving death and destruction in it’s wake….