Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Walking Between Different Worlds

Native artist Robert Martinez will be the featured artist at the Cavalryman Supper Club

Laramie, WY – “Having grown up on the Wind River Reservation as a part of many different cultures; Northern Arapaho, Chicano, and Anglo; their differences and similarities have shaped the ideas and the subject matter of my paintings”, says Wyoming artist Robert Martinez.

In the continuing tradition of highlighting a Wyoming artist each month, The Cavalryman Supper Club or as it’s also known The Cav at Fort Sanders, is combining the love of great food with great artwork.

Dianna Strannigan, Marketing Director of The Cav states that showing artwork in our venue definitely gives each artist an increase in public exposure. “When I first saw Roberts work, I fell in love with his
attention to detail and the vivid palette he uses. The perfect compliment to seeing artwork of this quality is to see it while sampling great food, Dianna Strannigan said.

Combining a blend of classical painting techniques and contemporary media, Martinez uses the airbrush to begin his work then moves to more traditional oil brush work. This creates a mixed media piece that combines the old and new in many ways on different levels. “Because of my past I’m continually walking in between worlds, using the new and old, being classical yet contemporary, blending one and then another” said Martinez.

There will be a reception for Robert Martinez at the Cavalryman Supper Club, 4425 South 3rd St.  Laramie, WY on Thursday, January 5, 2012 between 5 and 7 PM. A select compliment of wines will beoffered for sampling in addition to appetizers and exotic cheeses from around the world.

To make a supper reservation please call (307) 745-5551.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I missed this, I love this painting. The colors are stunning and the face is very expressive and surreal!