Now through August 22nd, one of Altamira’s most accomplished (and, may I say, most imitated) painters, Jared Sanders, is exhibiting his latest collection, “Chosen Road.”
Sanders long ago chose his road as an artist, his instincts precise. Precision marks every Sanders painting; although he is known to work out of doors, his compositions are exacting, considered from a mathematical point of view. And even as he avoids the plein air, dappled hillsides trend Sanders does paint native Western farm landscapes~~~“the moody intervals that separate the seasons–the times between fall and winter and spring when he perceives subtle dramas unfolding,” wrote Southwest Art.
To these landscapes Sanders has added, in just a few works, blue draping. Stacked hay bales are partially or fully “dressed” in malleable, folding fabric, adding a surrealistic veil to Sanders’ “traditional” farming compositions. Viewers may wonder if they there simply to protect, or to keep a secret? Are we being given a peek at a the artist’s muse? www.altamiraart.com
Heather James has dynamically re-set its space, and the reincarnation remains in place through this September.
The gallery is known for its exceptional secondary market collection; this season the gallery’s offerings on Center Street are heart-stopping. Heather James is the closest thing to a full-fledged contemporary, modern and post war museum in Jackson.
Heather James “continually pursues the best examples of important artists’ work across periods and movements, and this exhibition features a selection of recent acquisitions,” writes the gallery.
“It’s a privilege for us to be stewards of these important works of art and present them to the community,” adds gallery director Colleen FitzGerald. “This museum-quality exhibition spans a variety of media and many movements, from Impressionism to Modernism to cutting-edge contemporary.”
In addition to its Warhols, Cassatts and Picassos, Heather James has added works by Robert Rauschenberg, Anish Kapoor, Sean Scully, Hassel Smith, Max Pellegrini, and William Wegman. www.heatherjames.com
A tip of the Stetson and best wishes for a great Texas-sized future for Jim McNutt, departing National Museum of Wildlife Art CEO. A significant transition is in store for our museum, and Jim will be returning to Texas to join his family and pursue new opportunities. Good luck Jim, and Thank You!