Traditional western landscapes are an unsurprising sight on the walls of homes and businesses in mountain towns like Telluride. But in a departure from the staple works of realism we’ve grown to expect, the Colorado based artists featured in our newest show explore new interpretations of the classic mountainscape through unconventional media, technique, and abstraction. These fresh takes on the mountain landscape not only bring a visual breath of fresh air to the genre, but capture nuanced and emotionally rich perspectives on our human experiences of these impressive landforms. Our featured artists ask you to consider not just the impressive visage of our towering mountain ranges, but how those natural forms affect us mentally and spiritually.
Our new show, Stratification: Interpretations of Contemporary Mountainscapes features four different artists working in a variety of media, each using a unique visual language to contemplate the grandeur of the scenery that inspires them. One of our newest represented artists, Sarah Winkler, will be showing her large-scale acrylic landscapes, the layers of which mimic patterns of geological erosion. With crushed minerals incorporated directly into the paint, her work is grounded materially in her subject matter itself. We’ll also be featuring new paintings from local favorite, Meredith Nemirov, showcasing her signature mix of watercolor, gouache, and ink. Another beloved local artist, Molly Perrault, will be exhibiting her mesmerizing magazine collages of our stunning western landscapes. Finally, we’ll be showcasing Telluride-based ceramic artist Rebecca Messier’s evocative wall installations. Join us from 5-8pm for the March 7th Art Walk to celebrate the natural grandeur of our mountainous terrain, and the creative vision and ingenuity of the people who make it their home.