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“The Western Landscape” by Jenny and Aaron Wuerker
March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until May 9, 2019
- Gallery exhibition: March 4-May 9 in the Mildred Zahradnicek Gallery
- Artists talk: March 4 at noon in the Goodstein Visual Arts Center, Room 102
Aaron’s artist statement: “The western landscape is defined by huge skies, expanse reaching all the way to the horizon, and light that can take one’s breath away. I hope that my paintings convey the serene beauty of these open spaces, what it feels like to stand out on the open plains. There is a powerful stillness here that penetrates through the distraction of stressful activity, a beauty that demands pause. These images are iconic of the West.”
Jenny’s artist statement: “When I paint, standing outside in the open plains of Wyoming, I am surrounded by the huge skies, powerful light, and expanse that reaches all the way to the horizon. These spaces have a penetrating stillness the cuts through the distraction of stressful activity, a beauty that demands pause. These images are of the iconic West.
I intend my large-scale paintings to envelope the viewer, making them an active participant in what it feels like to stand in these open spaces. My open-ended process of painting is tethered to modernism allowing you to see how the painting is made: brush stroke, color, form, composition, canvas. By being a story tied to how the eye sees, the viewer becomes part of the journey of looking.”