Best of the West is a group show of gallery artists with an array of subjects and interpretations of the American West, historical through contemporary. Displaying vintage photographs from Edward Curtis’ 30-year project “The North American Indian” (1898 – 1928) across the board to Western pop works from Andy Warhol’s “Cowboys and Indians” series (1986).
Other artist works include David Yarrow’s large-scale photographic works that often evoke a feeling of curiosity, laughter, and awe with their spectacular backgrounds, recognizable models, eccentric western characters, and trained animals.
Also highlighting recent acquisitions of paintings by Russell Chatham. In viewing a Chatham painting, one typically gets a feeling of recognition of place. What is actually revealed is a feeling, a sense of emotion that goes deeper than the visual mind.
Other works will be on display by gallery artists: Bill Barrett, Emil Bisttram, Rudi Broschofsky, Jim Dine, Joellyn Duesberry, Ewoud de Groot, William Matthews, Joan Mitchell, Ken Peloke, Billy Schenck, Theodore Villa, Russell Young, and more.
Willows and New Snow
By Russell Chatham
Oil on linen
60” x 90”
By David Yarrow
Pigment print photograph
61” x 52”
360 East Avenue | Ketchum