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December 1, 2016-January 3, 2017

Visions West Contemporary 1715 Wazee Street | Denver, CO 80202 (303) 292-0909 |

The snow show D

ecember 1 through January 3, Visions West Contemporary will host The Snow Show, featuring sculpture, paintings and works on paper that highlight the sights and colors of winter. The group exhibition will be on view concurrently at the gallery’s locations in Denver, Colorado; Jackson, Wyoming; and Bozeman, Montana. Participating will be Dave White, Crystal Morey, JenMarie Zeleznak, Tracy Stuckey, Zemer Peled, Chris Maynard, Mike Weber, Theodore Waddell, Rocky Hawkins and William Sweetlove. While common in theme, the works displayed are diverse in style and subject matter. There will be everything from sculptures of penguins to snow-covered landscapes included. Nearly all of the landscapes that Waddell paints refer to a geographic location; his piece Snowline Angus is no different. “Between Lima and the Montana-Idaho border, along the freeway, is a sign: Snowline. There are no towns there, only mountains and pastures on either side of the road,” says Waddell. “Cattle water at the small lake on the west side of the road, framed by the mountains in the background. The pastures are huge—the cattle recede to dots and the fences look like line drawings in the distance. One can understand this perspective in a palpable way. I have been on this road over a hundred times and I never tire of the vistas offered and I always learn more about this great land.” Stuckey began his painting A Man, a Woman, and a Horse last year when he was abandoning the traditional view of the southwestern landscape for the mountain west. “I wanted to explore a different region of the West, but use the same characters. This painting in particular started off with just the woman leading the horse over this frozen lakebed. I kept rearranging the elements while adding and subtracting other imagery,” Stuckey explains. “I decided to add the male character at the bottom and then the blanket in order




1 Theodore Waddell, Snowline Angus, oil, 72 x 72" 2 Chris Maynard, Swan Burst, mute swan feather, 12 x 12" 3 Tracy Stuckey, A Man, a Woman, and a Horse, oil on canvas, 48 x 72" 4 Robert McCauley, It’s Just Over That Mountain, oil, 21 x 30" 5 Mike Weber, Ego, mixed media, 48 x 48 x 3" 2

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