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Tronies | Mark Paxton
10.23.20 - 01.30.21
Mark Paxton is an artist, living and working in Gillette, Wyoming. He was born and raised in Omaha and joined the military, serving in Vietnam. Mark received his BFA in sculpture from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and went on to earn his MFA in Studio Art at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1984. He taught art at Sheridan College during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Tronies is an exhibition of Mark Paxton's most recent paintings of large scale, close-up faces. The word "tronie" refers to a specific genre of 16th & 17th century portrait style paintings, particularly Dutch and Flemish paintings that were usually anonymous character studies as opposed to specific commissions.
Mark refers to himself as a "crowd source painter", someone who takes photos of people whose faces are of interest to him and the ideas he's pursuing.
Foundations | Gabrielle Reeves
11.20.20 - 03.06.21
Gabrielle is an American visual artist who has been living and working in Istanbul, Turkey for the past several years. She is originally from Wyoming and has exhibited her drawings and paintings in exhibitions in both countries.
This series of paintings, ink drawings and collages depicts a stratified and surreal portrayal of Istanbul; an organism of a city continually evolving and building on top of its old self. As an artist, Gabrielle is fascinated with ruin and renewal as well as the collapsing and rebuilding of this ancient, dense and layered landscape.
Emerging Visual Artists | Various
Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery
Celebrating local and regional visual artists on the rise, and providing a nurturing place for them to be seen and to grow! Exhibitions change regularly, spotlighting a variety of artists, styles and mediums and introducing audiences to new names and fresh perspectives.