Jamie Burnes creates his art through encounters with environmental detritus. The found objects he uses in his sculptures reveal themselves as tree trunks, petrified wood, stones, and other natural materials. It’s the happenstance of life put into form. [caption id="attachment_18580" align="alignleft" width="312"] Tashtego | Steel and...

Textile artist Melissa Cody integrates contemporary themes with traditional Diné (Navajo) tapestry designs. A fourth-generation weaver raised on the reservation in Northern Arizona, Cody works within the parameters of the handed-down techniques she grew up practicing. She then adds her voice, incorporating symbols and text...

Painter Noel Hudson combines the intellectual and emotional content of abstraction with the surety of representation. Through the implication of images, careful use of color, and repeating patterns, she conveys a sense of the natural world.  “When I was working on my Grass Series, I started...

Cynthia McLoughlin’s scraped and gouged paintings of ridgelines and summits on aluminum portray a raw wilderness. Glinting perspectives of a rare, pristine landscape, her paintings feel personal and accessible, yet enigmatic. Through her clawing marks that travel beneath the paint to the aluminum below, typical...

Recently, painter Robert Goldman completed a significant endeavor that created a visual dialogue of the Western landscape. He retraced the route of John Wesley Powell’s trip down the Colorado River, resulting in a commemorative show that honors the 150th anniversary of the expedition. His first instinct...

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