Mark M Nelson’s solo exhibition ”New Leaves” includes watercolors, mixed media and metal sculpture. In his studio in New Braunfels, Texas Mark M. Nelson crosses and interconnects the mediums of his choice, line drawings and sculpted metal. Mark obtained his Associates Degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in sculpture and printmaking. He attended Dunwoody Technical Institute for structural knowledge of metal.
Drawing on a regular basis to stay in touch with his art, Mark says his sketchbook is a journal, "a way to touch base with the visual side of life." Over time, Mark has captured over three hundred musicians during live performances, in pen and ink and watercolor, from bars, coffeehouses and cafes all over the United States. With sketchbook and watercolors, Mark is a regular at Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas. Many of Mark's sketchbook pages are in the collections of musicians and tourists and locals. Originals and prints from Gruene Hall as well as metal sculpture will be available during the “New Leaves” show” at The Gallery at 764 West.
Mark uses forge, anvil and torch in creating his sculptural works. He allows the material to dictate the form from which each piece uniquely arrives. Making line drawings on sculpted metal, he uses the positive and negative space within each piece. Nelson uses discarded automotive sheet metal; therefore each piece he creates has the technology of a different era in its construction. Mark has proudly provided architectural elements for individuals, foundations and businesses from New York to California. His flags, made from old car parts, are in collections all over the United States. Mark M. Nelson's work has been on display at the San Antonio Airport Love Texas Gallery, Ironwood Industries Gallery in Austin, and at Buck Pottery and Lone Star Country Goods in Gruene, Texas. Currently, the sculptures and handmade welded gates permanently displayed at the former site of the New Braunfels Museum of Art, now home to the Gruene River Grill, are Mark M. Nelson creations. More examples of his work can be seen during the “New Leaves” show and sale at the Gallery at 764 West.
About 764 West LLC
The Gallery at 764 West (764west.com) showcases original artwork in a wide assortment of media and styles including photography, oils, acrylics, watercolor, sculpture, pottery, digital arts, and mixed media. Artists from as far away as Denmark have shown at The Gallery as well as talented up and coming local and regional artists. The Gallery at 764 West hosts a contemporary art show and sale twice a year in the spring and fall. In addition to The Gallery, 764 West also offers custom picture framing, artist supplies, frame and photo restoration, digital imaging and art lessons. Artists Scott Jarisch and Jean Longone opened 764 West LLC in 1998 and have been active in seeking to expand the horizons of the New Braunfels community by bringing awareness to the arts and showcasing the many talented artists located in New Braunfels and elsewhere. 764 West is now offering lessons in drawing and is seeking qualified instructors in acrylics, oil and watercolor to teach classes.
In the fall of 2009, Rita Kirkman will exhibit her award winning pastels and other work. In the spring of 2010, Robin Moratti’s contemporary paintings will be on display. A wide variety of artwork in all media and styles by artists Scott Jarish and Jean Longone is on rotating exhibit at The Gallery the rest of the year.
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764 West LLC features a full service custom picture framing shop serving artists as well as fine art collectors. 764 West also offers artist supplies, a contemporary art gallery, frame and photo restoration, digital imaging, and art lessons.