Landscape artist Jared Sanders’ depictions of barns, fields, rivers and trees — images reminiscent of rural Utah landscapes the artist experienced as a child — feel rooted and secured. It’s as if these quintessential American structures have made a life decision to stay “home.” No roaming. This land is the place and there is nothing finer; all the lights of the city, the allure of a rocky sea coast, the scintillating Western mountain ranges are calculating sirens. Not real.
This land is real. And it holds great power — pounding hearts, eternal rhythms.
Jared Sanders has a new exhibition, “Seasons: One Man Show” on display at Altamira Fine Art June 17-29, 2010. An opening reception takes place Thursday, June 17, 5-7:00 pm, at the gallery.
“Jared is an important and popular contemporary landscape artist. Although the scenery and barns he depicts in his paintings are primarily in or near the area where he lives, they seem to strike a nostalgic chord of recognition and serenity with admirers of his work no matter where they live,” says Gallery Director Mark D. Tarrant. “His textured brushwork and subdued use of color continually create scenes which are simultaneously placid, yet compelling.”
Sanders, a tonalist, favors earthy, rubbed browns and dusky yellows; burnt reds and “old” blues and greens are aged–subdued–with the injection of grays. Siennas and ochre oils warm up the cool palette. Sanders intense attention to connecting objects and colors within each work is apparent; balance is flawless.
Contact Altamira Fine Art by phoning 307.739.4700. www.altamiraart.com.
A small note about a big move: Horizon Fine Art is decamping from its Center Street location and moving across town to new digs.
Horizon’s new address is Suite 202, at 30 King Street. I believe that address is situated on the east side of King Street between Broadway and Pearl….and close to the corner of Broadway and King.
It’s just north of from Shades Café and Sweetwater Restaurant. Ooh, and a short walk down the stairs from Snake River Grill! And in close proximity to Trailside Galleries, a few steps to the east on Broadway.
Congrats and Bon Chance, Horizon!
Who is moving in to your old space? Anybody?
Email: [email protected] Phone: 307.739.1540.
Laurie Thal, Wilson glass artist, has had her work snatched up by the President. Of the United States. While exhibiting at a Washington D.C. craft show her work was admired by a member of the State Department. That staff member, Tracy Bernstein, asked Thal if she had any hand blown glass vessels depicting a peacock. She did; the bowl’s design is by Lia Kass, long time creative partner to Thal.
The bowl, shown at left, was purchased by the State Department’s Senior Gift Officer (what a cool job, shopping for fine arts to bestow upon heads of state!) and presented to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife by President and Mrs. Obama. The Prime Minister visited D.C. last November.
Thal also had a glass ornament on the Clinton Administration Christmas tree. AND she’s got work displayed at the Governor’s residence in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Congratulations Laurie and Lia! Very cool.
FINAL NOTE: LAST WEEK’S “ARTIST IN THE PARK ” EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. THE NEW DAY AND TIME ARE JUNE 19, 9 AM – 12 NOON.