Located in the heart of the Santa Fe Historic District between Canyon Road and the Santa Fe River, Chasm Fine Art reflects my passions, tastes, and adventures as a sculptor and fine art dealer.
Ghost Corral was created using 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. Ghost Corral is now in the permanent collection of the Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA) in Amarillo, Texas.
Ciphertext Nine is the latest in my on-going series of Ciphertext™ panel installations created from repurposed home renovation waste. Designed to diffuse light and sound in beautiful and surprising ways, the work is based on unique and original construction processes (patents pending), yielding a diverse range of aesthetic possibilities which I continue to explore. Recycled aluminum Ciphertext™ panels are currently under development.
My found object assemblage works are friction fit without the use of glue, welding, or modern fastening techniques or tools; the pieces are assembled using only my hands, and are held together entirely by potential energy created and stored during the assembly process.
My studio (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 2016-2017