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MICHAEL KESSLER NATURE IN LAY E RS

FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 15, 2017 ARTIST’S RECEPTION SAT FEB 18, 5-7 PM


Cover: Redpines (1), Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Right: The artist MIchael Kessler in his studio

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MICHAEL KESSLER N ATU RE I N LAYERS

FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 15, 2017 ARTIST’S RECEPTION SAT FEB 18, 5-7 PM The Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado is pleased to present Nature in Layers, opening on February 18, 2017. The exhibition features the intricately layered, nature-based abstract paintings of Michael Kessler, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kessler is known for creating large-scale panels that reference forest and stream, bringing the outdoors inside in a fresh way. His abstractions complement modern architecture especially well and can be found in many contemporary homes across the U.S. He will discuss his work, influences and process at the opening reception on February 18 from 5-7 pm. As the premier showcase for Western contemporary art, the Ann Korologos Gallery proudly offers a wide array of Western artists working in a variety of media and representing diverse artistic traditions. Paintings,

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photographs, ceramics and sculpture by many of our ‘local favorite’ artists like Dan Young and Joel Ostlind will also be on view during the Kessler exhibition, alongside guest artists Squire Broel and Anne Sherwood Pundyk.

“ I began by painting landscapes, but through prolonged and careful observation it was the inner dynamics of the natural world that grasped my attention… I began to sensitize myself to the processes that were responsible for the appearance of the natural world like sedimentation and erosion. Gradually my painting took on these characteristics.”

Nature in Layers will remain on view through March 15, 2017. For more information, please visit the gallery at 211 Midland Avenue in Basalt, call 970.927.9668 or visit our website: korologosgallery.com. WINTER HOURS Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm and by appointment

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Ellipses (1), Acrylic on Panel, 48” x 84” 6

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Revealed Set (2), Acrylic on Panel, 54” x 12” panels 8

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Aftermath (9), Acrylic on Panel, 20” X 20” 10

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Aftermath (10), Acrylic on Panel, 20” X 20” KOROLOGOSGALLERY.COM

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Gradine Set Acrylic on Panel 79” X 12” panels 12

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Runnel, Acrylic on Panel, 60” X 80” 14

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Tawheed, Acrylic on Panel, 30” X 79” 16

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Pinetrunks (1), Acrylic on Panel, 84” x 48” 18

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Bluebirch (15), Acrylic on Panel, 84” X 52” KOROLOGOSGALLERY.COM

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Luxrusset (2), Acrylic on Panel, 40” x 60” 20

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ALSO ON VIEW

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KATHRYN RABINOW Midas, Metallic Gloss Print on Dibond, 24” X 36” 24

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SQUIRE BROEL Skywave Structure No. 8 2016, Oil on Canvas, 24” X 36” 26

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ANNE SHERWOOD PUNDYK Altitude, Mixed Media, 9” X 10.25” 28

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ANNE SHERWOOD PUNDYK Plot, Mixed Media, 17” X 14” KOROLOGOSGALLERY.COM

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PEGGY JUDY Baldies, Acrylic on Canvas, 18” X 36” 30

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HEATHER FOSTER Talking Up a Blue Streak, Acrylic on Canvas, 48” X 36” KOROLOGOSGALLERY.COM

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