Welcome to BAKER SCHORR FINE ART!
When Sean the art mover, also an artist, prepared to leave our home after delivering my first painting for the Gallery, he stood before it and said, as if to a friend, “Well, I better say my goodbyes”. His sentiment expresses how I’ve felt about art and the creative process for most of my life: connection. Art is relational. It has the power to influence, beautify, engage, impassion, communicate and challenge. A visual image can be revelation in its truest form. It can push and pull, comfort and disquiet, repel and compel. At its most basic level, art reflects the soul of things. As Picasso described so aptly for those of us here in West Texas, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” I think you will find this soul evident when you visit Baker Schorr Fine Art.
Opening in November 2018, BSFA features twentieth century modern art, with a focus on American Abstract painters, and contemporary art, including both twentieth century works and works by current practicing artists. Our collection also includes nineteenth century American and European paintings.
I hope you will find the Gallery to be a place where you can relax and linger. Further, I trust it will be your resource for art of the highest quality, right here in the Permian Basin. Additionally, Baker Schorr is happy to consult you on the placement of art in your home or corporate setting. Educational opportunities highlight our program. We look forward to hosting art appreciation nights, lectures on collecting, gallery talks and artist lectures. Baker Schorr features artists in group and solo shows throughout the year, and celebrates with openings and receptions.
Making, appreciating and collecting art is about learning to see. I hope Baker Schorr Fine Art is a place where together we can expand our understanding of beauty, be challenged to think deeply, and most of all develop keen sight. In a culture divided against itself, art can help us make sense of our humanity. It can reveal the eternal, and brighten our homes and days. I agree with Gerhard Richter when he said:
Art is the highest form of hope.