Group Exhibition | Jackson, WY
Altamira Fine Art Jackson is pleased to welcome three fabulous artists for a group show to kick off the season. Elusive Moments features the work of new gallery artist Douglas Fryer, and talented sisters September Vhay and Erica Vhay.
Please join us for our first event of the summer, Thursday, June 18, 5-8pm. If you prefer a private showing of this exhibition, please contact the gallery to schedule a time, (307) 739-4700. We are happy to arrange single or small group tours.
Spring in the mountains, ever an elusive season, feels all the more so this year. To mark this moment, Altamira Fine Art opens our exhibition season with a tone of reflection. “Elusive Moments” features a trio of artists attuned to the present, the state of the world (human and natural), and the hope inherent in enduring such precarious times. September Vhay translates ephemeral scenes into their most essential expressions. A sensitivity shared with her sister: Erica Vhay focuses on moments of potential amid vulnerability, experienced in private or public. And in his debut with Altamira, Douglas Fryer confronts the dichotomy between natural and spiritual forms, achieving an elusive balance in each painting. All three artists bear witness to the wonderous possibility of being present—an awareness Altamira embraces as we welcome our community back into a space of collective art appreciation. As September so eloquently said: “Spring brings a sense of new beginnings and freshness. As long as we are thoughtful, there is hope. ”
In my work, I continually confront the dichotomy between mimicking reality and conveying idealism. Looking at natural forms as well as spiritual forms. Being objective but also subjective. Copying nature but also inventing. It’s challenging for me to recognize both sides of those relationships; this painting captures that elusive image in my head that I’m chasing. I’m constructing an art object, recognizing the surface, marks, layers, forms, and how they relate, blend or interpenetrate. Once I accept the rules of the composition, I can transcend them. Only then does the painting become more real than if I had rendered every single element faithfully. This particular piece blends reality with abstraction—a razor’s edge.
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