Ann Korologos Gallery presents “One West, Three Perspectives,” a group exhibition exploring the dynamic differences in landscape painting, from the abstract styles of Allison Stewart, to the colorful, gestural style of Andy Taylor, to the realist paintings of Brett Scheifflee. The exhibition is on view August 19th through September 19th at Ann Korologos Gallery in historic downtown Basalt, and online at korologosgallery.com.
“What makes this group landscape exhibition particularly interesting is the connection each artist has with the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado,” shares gallery owner, Ann Korologos. “Andy Taylor has lived in Carbondale for nearly 50 years, painting moments and moods in his colorful, gestural style. Allison Stewart has, for decades, shared her time between New Orleans, LA and Snowmass, Colorado, and has developed an intimate knowledge of the local flora and fauna, which she interprets in her imaginative abstract style. And, Brett Scheifflee, known for his highly detailed realist landscapes, arguably began his career during the years he lived in the Roaring Fork Valley, where he was inspired to transcribe local vistas and rural mountain culture in paint on canvas. We are thrilled to showcase these artists together, as well as their relationship with the Roaring Fork Valley, which still inspires and informs their work.”
Allison Stewart shares her time between New Orleans, Louisiana and Snowmass, Colorado. Stewart’s abstract nature impressions are inspired by stories of restoration, cultivation, conservation in both the natural world and her life in stories that often intersect. 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.
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 his bold palette and loose, energetic brushwork. Taylor is pleased to paint what he considers to be “insignificant scenes,” in the scale of Colorado’s famous vistas. His paintings capture 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. The artist often revisits the same areas to paint, understanding that the landscape has changed both in form and through his perception.
Brett Scheifflee was born in Buffalo, New York and currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina. Collectors appreciate his tightly painted, highly detailed works informed by his study of drawing, illustration, and art history. The soft light, simple composition, careful detail, and realism of Scheifflee’s oil paintings enthrall his collectors. Interested in illustration for as long as he can remember, Scheifflee took the plunge to become an oil painter at an early age. After moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2012, Scheifflee joined Ann Korologos Gallery as an emerging artist the following year. In the years since, he has received national recognition, including Southwest Art Magazine’s “21 Under 31: Young artists to Watch.” Of painting Western landscapes, Scheifflee reflects that “there is nothing quite like a sunrise in the mountains, starry western night skies, clear roaring rivers or alpine clouds.”
“One West, Three Perspectives” is on view August 19 through September 19, 2021 at Ann Korologos Gallery in historic downtown Basalt. View the exhibition “under the clocktower” at 211 Midland Avenue in Basalt, and virtually at korologosgallery.com. Join the gallery email list for early access, artist insights, and “sneak peeks” of new arrivals.