R. Tom Gilleon
31 March - 12 April, 2014
Artist's Reception: Thursday, April 3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., during the Scottsdale ArtWalk.
Altamira Fine Art in Scottsdale is pleased to present Fire Within, an exhibition by esteemed Western Contemporary artist R. Tom Gilleon. The show contains all of Gilleon's signature subject matter, and runs for two weeks, March 31 through April 12, 2014. A celebration and reception for the artist will take place on Thursday, April 3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., during the Scottsdale ArtWalk. The artist will be present.
A master of color and composition, Gilleon manipulates formal elements to depict time-honored Western themes in new and inventive ways. His evocative perceptions of reality feature bold luminous color and economy of detail. His trademark teepee paintings suggest a mythical glow, as if illuminated by the moon or glowing embers within.
In his Scottsdale debut, Gilleon will exhibit work with all of his signature subject matter, including nine panel paintings, portraits, trilogies, grain elevators, and his striking tipis. The show will also include Gilleon's celebrated new media piece, which debuted last summer at Altamira Fine Art in Jackson.
A diverse show with works ranging from 16 inches by 16 inches to 60 inches by 120 inches, Fire Within will highlight a selection of artwork that was part of the 2013 Let Icons Be Icons one-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana. Gilleon was recently selected by the C.M. Russell Museum as a member of The Russell Skull Society of Artists, a new group of 22 distinguished painters and sculptors.