Curtis Olson, Diehl Gallery’s only ‘local’ Jackson Hole artist, has an opening at Hotel Terra—up in Teton Village, the only LEED certified hotel up yonder—on Friday, February 13. The party runs 4:30 – 6:30 pm, and a portion of sales benefit the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club.
Olson is a local artist whose work has gained strong following in larger markets, and he spends lots of time traveling the world, gaining experience and expanding his oeuvre. His work is thickly textural; his ‘canvases’ are tile-like geometric compositions, and Olson favors earth tones–rusts, browns, deep reds, burnt orange–punctuated with cooler tones. Influences gained from a background in architecture have not, over time, disappeared from his design sensibility. Architecture is suggested, but so are deserts, mesas, canyons and myriad Western landscapes.
Olson’s works remain on display at Hotel Terra until March 12; if you want to see this collection, get to Teton Village before March 11. Terra, by the way, makes a point of displaying the works of local artists. Very cool!