TWO MaN SHOW

DAVID KAMMERZELL & CHARLIE MECKEL

AUGUST 2019

Opening Reception August 9th, 5 - 7 pm



       In Greek, the word Nostalgia literally means ‘the pain from an old wound.’My work does have that bittersweet nostalgic vibe to it. But it is my love and admiration for mid-century commercial art that gets my main focus. In that world the commercial artist works inventively and tirelessly to get your attention; he enhances, exaggerates, simplifies and whatever else he can to produce a compelling, dramatic image. By taking a page from that playbook I work with historic, vintage photos of cowboys and cowgirls and then put them though the same process of the commercial artist to glorify and glamorize the images. I want to Hollywoodize the real, vintage, working cowboys. Sometimes subtle, sometimes overt, these two ingredients are always present in my pieces.

by David Kammerzell

      There is a serenity to be found amidst the lumbering beasts of industry. My intent is to create paintings which are nourishing to the mind and soul, as a good meal is nourishing to the body. The work was executed at my home studio in Silver City, New Mexico in the spring and summer of 2019 using slow drying paint which is made in Austin, TX.Many painting masters of the past have influenced this work; some notables are Hopper, A. Wyeth, and Sargent. Thank you for taking an interest in my work, and please enjoy the show.
by Charlie Meckel

 

     

   In this show we have paired David Kammerzell and Charlie Meckel... their unique take on the American West and the romantic hold it has on us, either through figure or landscape, is fresh and compelling and would make a wonderful addition to any collection.”     

by Deborah Fritz, Owner of Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, GF Contemporary, & galleryFRITZ 

DAVID KAMMERZELL

          In the early 90’s, David Kammerzell made graphic animations for television, working for CBS Channel 4 in Denver and then moving to the Stars cable network. The artist received regional Emmys and other industry awards for this work, and eventually held the position of Director of On-Air Design. Even then, he painted whenever time would allow. Early in 2013, after nearly 20 years at Starz, Kammerzell left his position and now pursues painting full time. 
          Kammerzell’s work is informed by the great illustrators of the early 20th century and the idealized pop culture of the silver screen. David Kammerzell currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

CHARLIE MECKEL

          Charlie Meckel was born in a one-room adobe in Northern New Mexico, without electricity or running water. At age 8, the artist learned the basics from How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee. At 13, Meckel left home, and has been roaming the roads less traveled since then. He first began taking art courses while in college to become a paramedic. By his early twenties, he had officially committed to becoming a professional artist. 
          Meckel’s subject matter is eclectic, but unified by a yearning for the wild and unexplored. Through the artist’s work, we see the expansiveness of life, laid out for us in train yards, industrial parks, and open landscapes. Meckel currently lives and works in Silver City, New Mexico.

Hombre de Oro, "Two Man Show"-August 2019

David Kammerzell

Hombre de Oro, "Two Man Show"-August 2019

oil on panel

26 x 26 in (66.04 x 66.04 cm)

-SOLD-

Ghosts of Cowboys Past , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

David Kammerzell

Ghosts of Cowboys Past , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

oil on panel

26 x 26 in (66.04 x 66.04 cm)

-SOLD-

Plinky Gets a Makeover , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

David Kammerzell

Plinky Gets a Makeover , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

oil and acrylic on panel

14 x 14 in (35.56 x 35.56 cm)

-SOLD-

Rain

Charlie Meckel

Rain

oil on linen

22 x 42 in (55.88 x 106.68 cm)

$5,200

Monolithic

Charlie Meckel

Monolithic

oil on canvas

27 x 23 in (68.58 x 58.42 cm)

$3,200

Ain't Misbehavin , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

David Kammerzell

Ain't Misbehavin , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

oil on panel

38 x 38 in (96.52 x 96.52 cm)

-SOLD-

Rio

David Kammerzell

Rio

oil on panel

38 x 38 in (96.52 x 96.52 cm)

$5,200

Danilo , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

David Kammerzell

Danilo , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

oil and acrylic on panel

32 x 32 in (81.28 x 81.28 cm)

-SOLD-

Nomis

Charlie Meckel

Nomis

oil on linen

22 x 42 in (55.88 x 106.68 cm)

$5,200

Demer

Charlie Meckel

Demer

oil on linen

14 x 17 in (35.56 x 43.18 cm)

$1,200

The Charm, "Two Man Show" -August 2019

David Kammerzell

The Charm, "Two Man Show" -August 2019

oil on board

22 x 18 in (55.88 x 45.72 cm)

-SOLD-

No Stinking Badges , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

David Kammerzell

No Stinking Badges , "Two Man Show" -August 2019

oil on canvas

21 x 14 in (53.34 x 35.56 cm)

-SOLD-

Alpha and Omega, 2019

Charlie Meckel

Alpha and Omega, 2019

oil on linen

22 x 42 in (55.88 x 106.68 cm)

-SOLD-

Wonder in the Sky

Charlie Meckel

Wonder in the Sky

oil on linen

22 x 42 in (55.88 x 106.68 cm)

$5,200

The Turbid Sky

Charlie Meckel

The Turbid Sky

oil on linen

14 x 17 in (35.56 x 43.18 cm)

$1,200

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