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Three-artist show

The works of painters Don Brack­ett and Jerry Jor­dan will join sculp­ture pieces cre­ated by Jim Ep­pler in a new three-artist show open­ing June 7 at Man­i­tou Gal­leries in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The three artists use color—in paint and patina—to cap­ture the South­west in vivid, and yet also emo­tional, de­tail.

“In the art busi­ness we are al­ways fol­low­ing what is happening now, what sold now, what works we have now. How­ever, Jerry Jor­dan and Don Brack­ett re­mind us that what drives them is not of the mo­ment at all. They force us to dig in our heels, slow down and ab­sorb our en­vi­ron­ment, im­merse our­selves in our lo­cal cul­ture, and most im­por­tantly ob­serve what has be­come their vi­sion of the South­west,” says Cyndi Hall, as­so­ciate direc­tor at the gallery. “Jim Ep­pler is gripped with tal­ent. He is one of the rare cre­ators that has per­fec­tion and emo­tion pour­ing from his hands as he sculpts.”

For Ep­pler, he takes in­spi­ra­tion when and where it comes

Jerry Jor­dan, We Walk To­gether in the Same Color, oil, 14 x 14”

Don Brack­ett, Spir­its in the Wind, oil on can­vas, 30 x 40”

Jim Ep­pler, Road­run­ner III, bronze, ed. of 50, 13 x 14”

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