Landscapes of Colorado : Chuck Forsman, Ann Daley, Don Stinson, Eric Paddock, Jim Colbert, Karen Kitchel, Kevin O'Connell, Stephen Batura, David Sharpe, John Hull, Rick Dula
Aug 4 – Sep 1, 2007
Metropolitan State College's Center for Visual Art and Robischon Gallery are each pleased to present "Landscapes of Colorado," a survey of paintings, drawings and photographs by fifty-one artists committed to exploring Colorado's natural environment. The participating artists, selected by Ann Daley, noted curator for the Denver Art Museum's Institute for Western American Art, are included in the exhibition's accompanying new book "Landscapes of Colorado" published by Fresco Fine Art Publications.
In Daley's essay from the exhibition's book, she links the selected artists to the impressive art history of Colorado where for over a century artists have been attracted to the state's magnificent views and crisp, clear light. This exhibition displays a wide range of aesthetic approaches from neo-traditional to contemporary realist with many other creative manners in-between and beyond. "Landscapes of Colorado" provides a point of departure into the rich vein of contemporary art about the West that is unique to the West.
Robischon Gallery is featuring select, contemporary artists such as Christo and Robert Adams whose approach toward the Colorado landscape has been both influential and historically-important. They are exhibiting alongside other prominent, environmentally-oriented artists with stances reflecting a diverse variety of land-use themes; cultural, recreational, industrial and more that exist outside of traditional, romantic interpretations of the landscape. Works by Christo, Robert Adams and noted artists, Chuck Forsman, Don Stinson, Eric Paddock, Jim Colbert, Karen Kitchel, Kevin O'Connell, Stephen Batura, David Sharpe, John Hull and Rick Dula provide a unique view of both an artist's process and sense of place, while providing an important aspect of the two-part, jointly-presented exhibition, "Landscapes of Colorado."