Impressions and Expressions at Ann Korologos Gallery

  • BASALT, Colorado
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  • November 19, 2020

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Andy Taylor "Potata", oil on linen, 21 x 28 inches

Ann Korologos Gallery presents Impressions & Expressions, a group exhibition exploring nature’s abstractions by Michael Kessler and Allison Stewart, expressionist landscapes by Andy Taylor, and vibrant still lifes by Angus Wilson. The exhibition is on view November 19, 2020 though January 2, 2021 at Ann Korologos Gallery in historic downtown Basalt, Colorado and virtually at

“Art provides a refuge of beauty,” shares gallery owner, Ann Korologos. “As we step into winter, this exhibition offers joy, color, and creative expression. The work of these artists is an ode to the beauty of the world, from the objects on the table, to nature’s impressions on our moods, to the bounty of nature.”

Michael Kessler is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kessler’s work honors the inner dynamics of the natural world through his large-scale, multi-layered panels. Kessler evolved his landscape paintings towards abstraction, focusing on the cause-and-effect of nature, capturing not the tree, but the texture of the bark; not the river, but the shape of erosion. In his latest series, revealed in this exhibition, Kessler utilizes the fluidity of water colored with pigment to capture the evolution of the natural world.

Allison Stewart "From the Edge", mixed media on panel, 36 x 80 inches

Andy Taylor has been drawing and painting scenery within a day’s drive of his studio in Carbondale, Colorado for five decades. His loyal collectors enjoy Taylor’s expressionistic style, characteristic brushwork, and strong palette as he paints off-the-grid discoveries across the Colorado Plateau, with its spectacular canyons, flowering meadows, high plains, distant mesas, winding rivers, sparse trees and sundry vegetation.

Angus Wilson is a Scottish-born artist living in San Francisco, California. Wilson paints still lifes in a bold and powerful style known for its contemporary twist. His detailed planning process is an ode to his work as a former director, producer, editor, and animator, and ultimately allows the artist to focus on the details of his brushwork and color mixing in a style akin to that of the great Post-Impressionists Matisse and Cezanne. Colorful, vibrant and bold, art collectors globally seek to add an “Angus” to their collections.

Allison Stewart is based in New Orleans, Louisiana and Snowmass, Colorado. Stewart’s abstract nature impressions are inspired by stories of restoration, cultivation, and conservation. Residing somewhere between realism and abstraction, Stewart paints visual diaries of her emotions about a landscape, about “nature in the act of becoming, nature in the act of changing, of altering itself or being altered,” according to the artist. Her nature-based abstract paintings reflect the duality of substance and spirit, image and impression, observation and memory.

Michael Kessler "Rippled (1)", mixed media on panel, 60 x 40 inches

Impressions & Expressions is on view November 19, 2020 though January 2, 2021 ‘under the clocktower’ in historic downtown Basalt and virtually at For questions, hours or private viewing times, please call (970) 927-9668, email, or visit


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