Open Spaces - Forgotten Places
Paintings of the Sky & Plains
June 14 — July 18, 2013
Artists’ Reception | Friday, June 14, 2013 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
PUEBLO, COLORADO, June 6, 2013 — Kadoya Gallery presents the exhibition Open Spaces - Forgotten Places, Paintings of the Sky & Plains by Pueblo artist Lynn Stenzel. This exhibition showcases the artist’s extensive career and features not only her signature large canvas masterworks, but also a selection of works representing many phases of her career. Her show will fill both the Upper and Lower Galleries.
Growing up on the plains there was an empty, unrestricted vision of the horizon where the earth met the sky. One could not escape a sense of AWE of living on the land surrounded by vast space dominated by an immense ever-changing sky. Lynn’s respect for nature increased when storms rolled in, creating thunderous responses to crackling lightning. The energy released during storms was both frightening and thrilling.
“There are certain places on Earth where I experience increased energy and a sense of being ‘at home’ and ‘at one’ with the land. Luckily, I have lived in such places and have felt enriched by their stark beauty and kinship. The vastness of the land and sky of the plains of Kansas, Southern Colorado and New Mexico have greatly influenced my work.”
Lynn is drawn to the austerity of open landscapes, along with the structures resting on the earth. The imperfections, crookedness and cracks of colored plaster clinging to the adobe walls have compelled her to enter those spaces physically and artistically. Representing space and forms as a reflection of nature rather than an imitation, she hopes to have captured the simple, calm feeling of a sense of place.
Selected works from Open Spaces - Forgotten Places will be featured in the first edition of the Kadoya Gallery Catalog which will be released in November 2013. Lavishly illustrated with more than 75 works (some never before published), the catalog highlights selected works from each exhibition at Kadoya Gallery during 2013. Advance reservations for the Catalog will begin in Summer 2013.
Accompanying Open Spaces - Forgotten Places is a special website section featuring a selection of images that appear in the exhibition.
An audio program accompanying the Open Spaces - Forgotten Places exhibition features a conversation with Lynn Stenzel discussing her work. It will be available free of charge as a podcast on iTunes (Kadoya Gallery) after June 10, 2013.
THE TUTT BUILDING:
National Register 8/18/1983, 5PE.585
Erected in 1890, the Tutt Building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the most intact commercial structures from this time period in downtown Pueblo with large retail display windows. This unusual triangular building’s twelve-inch thick walls are faced with red brick and hand-crafted stonework.
Gregory Howell, (719) 320-6315 or email@example.com
Lynn Stenzel, (719) 252-9559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Website http://www.lynnstenzel.com/
Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza, Pueblo, CO, 81003, (719) 320-6315, kadoyagallery.com
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Closed Monday.
Gallery Admission: Free