Western Moods features the history, nostalgia, and wilderness of the West

  • BASALT, Colorado
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  • January 15, 2020

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Simon Winegar Junk Pile Oil on Panel, 30 x 24 in

Western Moods presented by Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, CO features the history, nostalgia, and wilderness of the West through vast landscapes, wild animals, barns, ranchers, and still lifes, including a spotlight on Paula Schuette Kraemer, Simon Winegar, and Andy Taylor. The exhibition is on view January through March 2020, with an artist reception welcoming Andy Taylor on Tuesday, March 17th from 5 to 7PM.


“The dynamic exhibition changes with the moods of the West, highlighting the energetic nature and varied culture of life in the American West,” shared gallery director, Sue Edmonds. “We are looking forward to introducing new artists to our roster, including Allison Stewart, who’s expressive, abstract still lifes reflect the duality of substance and spirit, image and impression, observation and memory.”


Simon Winegar is a Utah-based painter inspired by his love for the outdoors and its natural beauty, including man-made additions such as weathered barns and grazing cattle. While his subjects vary, he most enjoys painting en plein air, and “creating moods that are often romantic and thought-provoking,” according to the artist. Winegar’s impressionist landscapes are meant to beautify the world and move the viewer, with a new series painted in the Rocky Mountains.

Andy Taylor Globewallow Oil on Linen, 33 x 25 in


Paula Schuette Kraemer is a printmaker working predominantly with drypoint monoprints and monotypes to capture special moments with wildlife and human experience in the woods of Colorado. Her expressive style is reflected in the immediacy and spontaneity of drawing directly into a copper plate using a steel etching needle. Her newest series honor the tales around a campfire, and the momentous interactions with wild animals—bears, dear, mountain goats, foxes, and coyotes.


Andy Taylor has been drawing and painting scenery within a day’s drive of his studio in Carbondale, Colorado. His loyal collectors enjoy hanging the easily identifiable landmarks found across the Colorado Plateau, with its spectacular canyons, high plains, distant mesas, winding rivers, sparse trees and sundry vegetation. The artist often revisits the same areas to paint, knowing the landscape has changed both in form and through his perception.  


Also on view are woodblock prints by Sherrie York, a whimsical cattle series by Heather Foster, sweet homesteads in oil by Sean Wallis, exquisite still lifes by Sarah Lamb, textured landscapes by Peter Campbell, Dinah Worman, Dan Young, and Nathan Solano; experience ranch life through the moody portraits of Western ranches and cowboys by Terry Gardner; touch the equestrian importance in the West through ceramic and bronze sculptures by Amy Laugesen and Lisa Gordon, and interact closely with the wild animals captured in bronze by Gordon Gund and Veryl Goodnight, and the mixed media portraits of wild animals by Mike Weber.

Paula Schuette Kraemer Telling Tales 8/20 Mixed Media, 26 x 22.5 in


Western Moods is complimented with a selection of 40 contemporary western artists, and is on view January 6 through March 31, 2019. Preview the exhibition at www.KorologosGallery.com. For more information, please visit the Ann Korologos Gallery at 211 Midland Avenue in Basalt, call 970.927.9668 or email art@korologosgallery.com.


Ann Korologos Gallery
211 Midland Ave
Ste 101
Basalt, Colorado

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