Located in the heart of the Santa Fe Historical District between Canyon Road and the Santa Fe River, Chasm Fine Art reflects my passions, tastes, and adventures as a sculptor and dealer of fine art and ethnographic antiques.
Ghost Corral, my recent installation on Delgado Street, is comprised of 324 U.S. Cavalry forged iron corral posts (circa 1850-1880), mounted inverted on nine fabricated steel platforms, which can be reconfigured to interact dynamically with any given space. View Ghost Corral in Trend magazine here.
My current sculptures are created from found objects reclaimed from abandoned adobe communities in northern New Mexico. All pieces are friction fit assemblage, constructed using only my hands and rocks as tools, without the use of glue, welding, or other modern fastening techniques or tools. The assemblies are held together only by potential energy created and stored during the assembly process. Select pieces are availabe in cast and fabricated editions.
In 2011, I began creating Ciphertext, an on-going series of installations created from recycled home renovation waste. The work is based on unique and original construction processes, yielding a diverse range of aesthetic possibilities which I continue to explore.
My studio (open by appointment) at 225 Delgado Street in Santa Fe opened in 2013 in conjunction with the Hollander Gallery, which I co-direct with sculptor Siri Hollander (www.sirihollander.com). We are honored to represent the work of Siri's late father, the iconic American Abstract Expressionist painter Gino Hollander (www.ginohollander.org).
Thank you for your interest in my work and passions.
All images © Charles Waynick 2011-2016