FRITZ | stories

artists & their work

galleryFRITZ | stories is an on-going series highlighting a single artist. We sit down one-on-one to discuss new bodies of work, tell stories and have some creative fun. New videos will be released Tuesdays and Thursday.


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from the vault: THE SURVIVAL OF VENUS

Amanda Banker explains how her work has changed over the years. 

highlighted work: 

THE SURVIVAL OF VENUS, 2018 | Amanda Banker | oil on panel | 24 x 36 in. | $5,200


from the vault: DUALITY

Jen Pack discusses the duality in her small works on vellum. 

highlighted work: 

IN POWERFUL SOFTNESS, THE LIGHT RADIATES HEALING, 2020 | Jen Pack | colored pencil, thread on vellum | 17.5 x 17.5 x 2 in. | $1,400


episode 25: MEOW WOLF

Tim Jag talks about his work with local collective Meow Wolf and selfies. 

highlighted work: 

STARNOVA series, 2016 | Tim Jag | acrylic & colored pencil on paper | 32 x 40 in. | $4,400 each


episode 24: STARNOVA

Tim Jag explores the cosmos and its effect on optical art. 

highlighted work: 

STARNOVA series, 2016 | Tim Jag | acrylic & colored pencil on paper | 32 x 40 in. | $4,400 each


episode 23: OPTICAL DRAWINGS

Tim Jag discusses his parameters for creating his Optical Drawing series. 

highlighted work: 

OPTICAL DRAWING series, 2019 | Tim Jag | acid free stonehenge paper & graphite | 36 x 45 in. (framed) | $4,500 each


episode 22: COLD MOON GRAFFITI

Laura Wait shares her interest in moon phases, written language and her brushes. 

highlighted work: 

 COLD MOON GRAFFITI, 2019 | Laura Wait | acrylic & paper on panel | 36 x 45 in. | $6,500


episode 21: IN THE HELIOSPHERE

Laura Wait shares her fascination with NASA's Voyager, her utilization of Asian calligraphy and ultimately what she likes. 

highlighted work: 

IN THE HELIOSPHERE, 2019 | Laura Wait | acrylic, ink, paper on panel | 30 x 60 in. | $7,200


episode 20: IN THE GARDEN REDUX

Laura Wait explores how public transportation and gardens influence her work. 

highlighted work: 

IN THE GARDEN REDUX, 2018 | Laura Wait | acrylic, paper on panel | 42 x 36 in. | $6,000


episode 19: PRIMEVAL MURMUR

Laura Wait discusses hurricanes, primitive forests and her method. 

highlighted work: 

PRIMEVAL MURMUR, 2017 | Laura Wait | acrylic on panel | 30 x 76 in. | $9,000


episode 18: LOWRIDERS

John Yoyogi Fortes talks about the lowriders in Espanola, NM and their effect on his work. 

highlighted work: 

GET OUTTA MY FACE, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, glitter, pencil, ink, collage on canvas | 24 x 20 in. | $3,500  

UNFORTUNATE CONCLUSION, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, glitter, pencil, ink, collage on canvas | 24 x 20 in. | $3,500


episode 17: NO ANTHROAPOLOGY / COLONIALGORITHM

John Yoyogi Fortes discusses the Filipino and Native American cultural displays at the 1904 World's Fair. 

highlighted work: 

NO ANTHROAPOLOGY/COLONIALGORITHM, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, glitter, transfer, enamel pen, enamel spray paint on canvas | 72 x 54 in. | $16,000


episode 16: PROCESS & DOG PAINTINGS

John Yoyogi Fortes explains his focus on dog symbolism. 

Highlighted work: 

TERRITORY, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, glitter, collage, enamel pen, enamel spray paint on canvas | 72 x 54 in. | $16,000 

GOT YOU BACK, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, glitter, enamel pen, enamel spray paint on canvas | 24 x 20 in. | $3,500

AWARE ARE YOU, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, enamel spray paint on canvas | 24 x 20 in. | $3,500

WHO DAT, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, enamel pen, glitter, spray paint, ink on canvas | 14 x 14 in. | $1,500

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO HOME, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, glitter, enamel pen, enamel spray paint on canvas | 17 x 14 in. | $2,500

EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, glitter, enamel pen, enamel spray paint on canvas | 72 x 109 in. | $28,000


episode 15: DON'T TREND ON ME

John Yoyogi Fortes alludes to the Gadsden flag and touches on modern day appropriation. 

highlighted work: 

DON'T TREND ON ME, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, glitter, enamel pen, enamel spray paint on canvas | 42 x 40 in. | $6,500


episode 14: SPY BOY

John Yoyogi Fortes elaborates on south eastern indigenous tribes and their role in emancipation. 

highlighted work:

SPY BOY, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, stickers, glitter, oilstick, enamel pen, enamel spray paint on canvas | 72 x 66 in. | $18,000


episode 13: WHAT TRIBE YOU FROM

John Yoyogi Fortes discusses the impetus for his latest solo show. 

highlighted work: 

EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY, 2020 | John Yoyogi Fortes | acrylic, pencil, glitter, enamel pen, enamel spray paint on canvas | 72 x 109 in. | $28,000


extra: COMMUNE

Artist and curator Jacqueline Mallegni talks about her process and the influence of old growth forests. 

highlighted work: 

COMMUNE, 2019 | Jacqueline Mallegni | paper cord, cast gampi fiber | 16 x 5 x 16 in. | $650


episode 12: PIE EYES & RUFFS

Amanda Banker gives good talk on Ikea ruffs, pirate shirts and cartoon sexuality. 

highlighted works: 

NEW SCHOOL, 2019 | Amanda Banker | oil, graphite on panel | 22 x 17 in. | $3,500   

THE DUTCH GIRL, 2020 | Amanda Banker | oil on linen | 14 x 18 in. | $2,200   

BURNOUT, 2019 | Amanda Banker | oil, graphite on linen| 12 x 16 in. | $1,800

YO TAMBIEN, 2020 | Amanda Banker | oil on canvas | 28 x 24 in. | $4,800


episode 11: INTO THE WOODS

Amanda Banker tells a story about nature's unpredictability and theorizes on the "presence" in the woods. 

highlighted work: 

THE FOREST NYMPHS, 2020 | Amanda Banker | oil on canvas | 28 x 24 in. | $4,800


episode 10: DOODLES

Amanda Banker discusses her animation background and her "doodling" process. 

highlighted work: 

YO TAMBIEN, 2020 | Amanda Banker | oil on canvas | 28 x 24 in. | $4,800


episode 9: FIGURES

Thomas Christopher Haag discusses the ominous figure in all this new collection of paintings for his new solo show NO MAD.

highlighted work: 

THE PLACE WE GO TO GO TO OTHER PLACES, 2020 | Thomas Christopher Haag | acrylic & colored pencil on birch panel | 48 x 36 in. | $7,000 

 THE CIRCUITOUS JOURNEY OF A COSMIC NOMAD, 2020 | Thomas Christopher Haag | acrylic on reclaimed door | 30 x 80 in. | $8,000 

 IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO GET HERE & I DON'T KNOW WHERE I AM, 2020 | Thomas Christopher Haag | acrylic & colored pencil on birch panel | 48 x 36 in. | $7,000


episode 8: NO MAD

Thomas Christopher Haag details the inspiration for his new solo show NO MAD. 

highlighted work: 

 I'VE BEEN A DIFFERENT PERSON IN EVERY PLACE I'VE EVER BEEN, 2020 | Thomas Christopher Haag | acrylic on birch panel | 48 x 68 in. | SOLD 

 THE CIRCUITOUS JOURNEY OF A COSMIC NOMAD, 2020 | Thomas Christopher Haag | acrylic on reclaimed door | 30 x 80 in. | $8,000


episode 7: PILGRIMAGE

Thomas Christopher Haag draws connections between pilgrimages and personal growth. 

highlighted work: 

ONE LONG ASS PILGRIMAGE, 2020 | Thomas Christopher Haag | acrylic & colored pencil on birch panel | 36 x 48 in. | $7,000


episode 6: PROCESS 

Thomas Christopher Haag walks us through his intention and process while creating his mesmerizing backgrounds.

highlighted work: 

THE PLACE WHERE WE GO TO GO OTHER PLACES, 2020 | Thomas Christopher Haag | acrylic & color pencil on birch panel | 48 x 36 in. | $7,000


extra: A CONVERSATION WITH PAPER

Curator & artist Jacqueline Mallegni explains her upcoming digital project on galleryFRITZ.com and her association with IAPMA.

highlighted work: 

ORTLER MOUNTAIN PROJECT: ORTLER BOOK 1, 2015 | Elizabeth Mackie | handmade kozo paper | 22 x 13 x 57 in. | $1,500 

WHEN I FIRST CONSIDERED MY EMANCIPATION, 2020 | Marie Narooni | handmade paper | 20.5 x 23 in. | $900 

IMMIGRATION, 2020 | Ann Marble | cast paper | 40 x 36 in. |$5,200



episode 5: DUALITY

Thomas Christopher Haag discusses how his new body of work derives from the COAXING THE SHADOW series to embody the balance of light and dark. 

 highlighted work: 

THEY CAME FROM FAR & WIDE TO SEE DUALITY DO ITS THING, 2020  Thomas Christopher Haag  acrylic on birch panel  68 x 48 in.  $9,500


episode 4: ODDS & ENDS

Artist Jen Pack discusses her use of remnants to explore palette and form.

highlighted works: 

  ODDS & ENDS 7, Jen Pack  fabric & thread  14.5 x 14.5 x 1 in.  $1,400

  ODDS & ENDS 14, Jen Pack  fabric & thread  14.5 x 14.5 x 1 in.  $1,400

  ODDS & ENDS 13, Jen Pack  fabric & thread  14.5 x 14.5 x 1 in.  SOLD


episode 3: MOSAIC RHYTHM

Jen Pack examines the artist's hand and her process. 

highlighted work: 

MOSAIC RHYTHM, Jen Pack  fabric, thread, poplar  21 x 80 x 3 in. $8,600


episode 2: WORKS ON VELLUM

Looking at her latest body of works on paper, Jen discusses how they relate to her earlier pieces. 

highlighted works: 

PLACE YOURSELF IN THE VOID (IT'S NOT A VOID), 2020 Jen Pack  colored pencil, thread on vellum  17.5 x 14.5 x 2 in. $1,200 

MOON SHOT!! (BRIGHTENING THE DEEPENING DESIRE), 2020 Jen Pack  colored pencil, thread on vellum  17.5 x 14.5 x 2 in. $1,200 

THE HARD EDGES COLLAPSE INTO MY(R)TH, 2020 Jen Pack  colored pencil, thread on vellum  17.5 x 14.5 x 2 in. $1,200 

A UNIFIED ARRAY THAT SCIENCE CANNOT LOCATE, 2020 Jen Pack  colored pencil, thread on vellum  17.5 x 14.5 x 2 in. $1,200 


episode 1: MIDNIGHT'S FIRE

Jen Pack explains her use of remnants, peacocks and the color blue. 

highlighted work: 

MIDNIGHT'S FIRE, Jen Pack  fabric, thread, poplar  23 x 20 x 3 in. $4,200



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