Wandering Down the Road
May 4 – 27
Emily Wood presents Wandering Down the Road, an exhibition featuring vibrant paintings of the West’s diverse terrain, strikingly rendered in oil. Over two decades, Wood has visited and painted wild and rural areas of Washington, Montana, and Idaho. Her paintings shift with the transformative effects of season and light.
David W. Simpson | The West
Kathryn Altus | New Paintings
June 1 – July 1
Traveling east to Wyoming to find ‘the American West,’ David W Simpson takes an archeological approach, collecting sagebrush, cow dung, bones, branches and dry grasses to create photograms and molded paper works. The abstracted impressions of these found objects play upon our cultural conceptions of the Western wilderness, influenced by cowboy movies and the Marlboro Man.
Kathryn Altus’ new oil paintings explore the majesty of the Pacific Northwest landscape. Working from memory and alluding to the history of the region, Altus creates ethereal compositions with subtle gradations of color and a sense of near-infinite space.
Charles Emerson embraces color and process as the foundation of his paintings, which range from atmospheric compositions reminiscent of landscapes to non-representational color fields. Strongly engaged with color, texture, and movement, Emerson uses the emotional energy of a personal encounter, place, or philosophical question as a point of origin for his work.