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Fred Martin at the Art Foundry Gallery

March 12-April 30, 2011

The Art Foundry Gallery address is 1021 R St., Sacramento, CA. 95814.
Art Foundry Gallery website is
http://www.artfoundrygallery.com

The exhibition included seventeen of the large Tarot paintings from the late winter and spring of 1995
(originally shown at the College of Fine Arts of Shanghai University in October 1995),
plus eight new Tarot works (let's see what Tarot looks like sixteen years later),
rounded out with a few works from summer and fall of 2010.

Note: Click the thumbnails for larger views.


 

The entrance to the Art Foundry Gallery


 


A view of the gallery office area
with some of the
Jan-Feb 2011 Tarot paintings


 

 


#6, February 2011. Tarot XVIII, The Moon.
Acrylic on paper,40 x 27 inches.

Catalog note:
"Though you claw to catch, he always fades away."
 

 


 


#2, January 2011. Tarot III, The Empress.
Acrylic on paper,40 x 27 inches.

Catalog note:
"How she flowers and feeds, ever always onwards 'till she's over.."

 


 #10, January 2011. Tarot XIX, The Sun.
Acrylic on paper, 40 x 27 inches.

Catalog note:
"Sunrise, sunset, the years go round,
que sera sera."
 

#1, July 2010.
Acrylic on paper, 44 x 30 inches.

Catalog note:
"
#1 June is life and death always together
in the spiral of time."

#2, September, 2011.
Acrylic on paper, 44 x 30 inches.

Catalog note:
“Smoldering, ever smoldering
Caught between earth and sky
on a night of full moon.”



#1, November 2020.
Acrylic on paper, 44 x 44 inches.

Catalog note:
“Looking at this painting in its final form with the dark earth base,
I heard ‘A fragment of a faith affirmed’.”



 

However, in the entrance to the Art Foundry Gallery, if instead of turning left, you had turned right , you would have entered---
Not this


 
but this

The main gallery


#5, January 2011 and #1, February 2011.
(See below)

 


#5, January 2011. Tarot, XII, The Hanged Man
Acrylic on paper, 40 x 27 inches.

Catalog note:
"In the cards the Hanged Man hangs tied by one foot upside down—and his clothes fall open to the ashes below calling to the blackness within."
 

#1, February 2011. Tarot XX, Judgment.
Acrylic on paper, 40 x 27 inches.

Catalog note:
"
Which way to go, up or down,
Hell or Heaven?
"
 

dated 5/5/95. Tarot XIX, The Sun.

Acrylic on paper, 68 x 44 inches.

Catalog note:
"The sun is the fire you caught but it escaped."
 


dated 2/12/95. Tarot III, The Empress.
Acrylic on paper, 68 x 44 inches.

Catalog note:
"
The Empress is the ruler woman of this world where all things obey her whim and fear her wrath."
 
The rear wall of the main gallery

dated 2/19/95. Tarot III, The High Priest.
Acrylic on paper, 68 x 44 inches.

Catalog note:
"
The High Priest is the ruler man of the world of spirit like the Emperor rules the world of matter. The High Priest guides you by the shepherd’s rod that guides the sheep."

 
 


Click here to continue the exhibition on the next wall to the right in the main gallery...
 


 

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