Entry Gallery

Visionary Revisions

August 12, 2021 – November 7, 2021

Intuition is defined as “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.” Intuition is innate to the artist, from the self-taught to the master, it comes from the gut. The resourcefulness it breeds is responsible for the discovery of unique materials, the development of unique processes, and the creation of unique works.

VISIONARY REVISIONS focuses on several artists that trust the “spark of intuition,” it celebrates unusual approaches employed by artists that borrow from visionary, outsider, and folk art traditions and whose work elevates reclaimed, repurposed, and recycled materials to the level of the precious.

Please contact the Exhibits Department, if you have any questions or would like to purchase artwork: exhibits@tohonochul.org

Artists:

Mary Bohan, January 19, 1926 – July 26, 2013

Mary was an accomplished writer, painter, and clay artist. She exhibited her paintings in shows throughout New England and participated in Clay and Art Studies in New York City, Woodstock, and Tucson. She was an active member of the Southern Arizona Clay Artists and the Arizona Designer Craftsmen and was an artist-friend of Tohono Chul showing her work in 13 exhibitions from 1989 – 2010. Mary enjoyed traveling across the United States and into Canada and Mexico and across the ocean to Europe. She was an avid photographer, capturing the people and places she visited. Ceramic pieces donated from the Bohan estate.

B.SC-32 – Bull Head Sculpture

ceramic

19.25″ h x 12.25″w x 6.25″ d

$200

B.SC-14 – Figure Wall Hanging

ceramic

5.25″ h x 2.75″ w

SOLD

B.SC-29 – Effigy Hanging Sculpture

ceramic

11″ h x 4.5″ w

SOLD

B.SC-51 – Petroglyph Wall Hanging

cermic

5.25″ h x 2.75″ w

SOLD


Royce Davenport

‘ART saves lives.’ That is a saying that has been around for a while. For myself it has always rung true as it has done that very thing in my life on a number of occasions. It has, it seems, forever been the very best tool in my kit. Over time, I have come to realize the power that lies within it. Artistic expression possesses an ability to transcend words and leave us speechless in its contemplation. It moves us closer to a level of communication that somehow remains veiled in our material existence. I can talk to you, you can talk to me, and that lends great value in the passing of our days. Still, when we can meet on some common ground of understanding via a shared visual exchange we have done so from the very center of our being. ART saves lives, because ART is a ‘Weapon of Mass LIBERATION.’

Royce has been actively practicing the ART of Mass LIBERATION since the 3rd grade at P. S. 33. Royce served as an illustrator in the U. S. Navy, ART director for the Tucson Weekly for ten years, and has actively worked at a number of community ART projects based in Tucson as well as in Vail, Arizona where he makes his home. The artwork on display comes from the shop at Rancho Milagrito where Royce has been a creator and purveyor of “high folk art” for over 30 years.

The Primitives: Mom, Pops, and Next Gen

mixed media

Not for Sale

Painted Rocks, Save Me a Place

mixed media

size coming soon

$650

Western Star – Route 66

mixed media

9.5″ h x 15.5″ w

$175

Western Star – The Golden Lasso

mixed media

9″ h x 12.5″ w

$175


Patrick Hynes

Patrick Hynes received his BFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Arizona School of Art in 1971 after studying with Bruce McGrew, among others. From 1971 to 1972, he studied with Black Mountain college artist and teacher Hazel Larsen Archer at Avalaon College, Tucson, Arizona.

Hynes was the owner and galley director of The Forum Art Gallery in Tucson, 1973-74, where he exhibited Tucson artists in group and solo shows. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Hynes worked as a designer and general contractor. His artwork reflects the surrounding desert he lives in, the themes of mythology, nature, and the human form. Patrick currently resides in Tucson, where he draws, paints, and sculpts using a variety of materials.

Black Venus Box

intaglio and lithographic prints with metal and wood

17″ h x 24″ w x 4″ d

$225

Notes on the Desert

found metals on board with artist frame

32″ h x 38″ w

SOLD

Resurrection with Two Saints

plaster and paint on metal

8″ h x 26″ w

$125

Soldier with Helmet

wood, paint, metal and broom head

64″ h x 32″w x 16″d

$200


Ed Larson

Ed Larson has been painting, sculpting, and carving for decades. He is also well known for his Wind Toys and Story Quilts. His Studio, located near Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM, is a true artist’s workshop. Inside and outside you will see a great variety of Ed’s work ranging from lyrical folk art paintings and wood constructions to paintings of the American West. You will also be treated to Expressionist paintings that reveal something of the inner workings of Wonderful Ed.

Romance in Santa Fe

mixed media on wood with artist frame

24″ h x 32″ w

from the Sheila Saxberg Collection

SOLD


Ralph Prata

Creativity has been the inherent drive within me. For over 35 years, I have been creating sculptural concrete carvings. After receiving a degree in applied sciences and arts with an emphasis on commercial art, I began focusing my creative energies on sculpture. Searching for a versatile permanent material to work with, led me to concrete. Formulating my own concrete blocks to carve, these blocks are directly hand carved using traditional sculpting tools. Each work is created spontaneously through an improvisational process and are inspired by music. Since 2014, I have incorporated found, recycled and reclaimed materials into my artwork. The creative approach is the same as my concrete carvings, but the process of combining and adding things together verses carving and subtracting has brought a new element and dimension to my work. The images are dreamlike perceptions of some universal quality of the past, present and future. In the stillness of creating, I try to bring something into existence that will enhance the lives of all who encounter my artwork, including myself

At the Door

found, recycled and reclaimed materials

size coming soon

$1200

Holding Pattern

found, recycled and reclaimed materials

size coming soon

$850

Safe and Sound

found, recycled and reclaimed materials

size coming soon

$850

Solitary Soul

found, recycled and reclaimed materials

size coming soon

$1000


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