Her main focus now is to portray all of her subjects with integrity. Whether it is a small cactus flower or a sprawling gorge, she hopes to convey the same amount of respect for every subject.
With their spare backgrounds and singular focus, the artist’s scratchboard works might appear simple in form, but his intricate markings within the subjects themselves reveal depth and complexity.
One of the week’s crowning events—The Russell Exhibition and Sale—features a series of exhibits and auctions spread out across three locations over three days. Presented by the C.M. Russell Museum, the event culminates on Saturday, March 17, in a major auction of works by today’s premier western artists and by departed...
This month, however, clouds receive a well-deserved tribute at Maxwell Alexander Gallery, where 12 leading western artists portray these billowing beauties of the sky in more than a dozen new paintings of the American West.
These days, the seasoned artist draws and paints for the sake of exploration, of testing solutions to a visual problem until he finds resolution in the various shapes and hues that populate his experiments.
Survey even a small portfolio of paintings by Michele Usibelli, and—while you would immediately recognize the bold self-assurance of her composition, palette, and brushwork—you might find yourself hard-pressed to categorize her work.
Indeed, one can find an impressive breadth of artists throughout the Lone Star State, where they capture the colors, culture, people, and places around them in art forms ranging from scratchboard to oil painting.
In the following pages you’ll meet gallerists and museum professionals who are breaking new ground—both literally and figuratively—and proving that the western art world is an exciting place to be.
Two principals in the new partnership between Abend Gallery, Gallery 1261, and K Contemporary talk about what makes the model work.