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An Affinity With Wildlife Opening Reception | Friday, May 11, 2018 | DURANGO


Edward ALDRICH “An Affinity With Wildlife”

This one-man show, “An Affinity With Wildlife,” beginning on May 4, 2018, features the paintings of Edward Aldrich. Up to twelve new works will be on exhibit, spotlighting Aldrich’s personal affinity with wildlife. His ability to reach beyond realistic renderings of wildlife in wild places, conveying the inherent being of an animal, awakens a similar, yet personal affinity within the viewer. Artist reception is during Spring Gallery Walk, on May 11, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Sorrel Sky Gallery’s downtown location at 828 Main Ave. The show continues throughout the month of May. Ned Aldrich was born in Manhattan but grew up with an affinity for open spaces and the outdoors. In his own words, “I have always loved wildlife.” While exploring the concept of putting life into his paintings, he evokes the thrill of witnessing a cougar, wolf or bison in the wild. Aldrich looks for a visual element that strikes him, perhaps lighting that enhances color and contrast, or the intensity of expression he observes when an animal is in its natural setting. At times he places his subject against a contemporary wash of color instead of a traditional landscape, focusing on the animal alone. This minimalistic approach allows us the freedom to create a personal encounter, superimposing our own experience, or wished for experience, on the imagery. The elements that make painting more interesting to him, the sense of emotion and atmosphere, make the final result more interesting and engaging for us as well. Aldrich earned a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and is a member of Society of Animal Artists and Oil Painters of America. His work is held in permanent collections including Morgan Stanley Inc., Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and Wisconsin’s Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. In 2016 he won the People’s Choice Award at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Aldrich participates in annual shows such at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Oil Painters of America Annual National Show, and Cheyenne ‘Frontier Days’ Show. The artist has had over two dozen solo exhibitions nationally. He resides and creates in Colorado. Sorrel Sky Gallery owner, Shanan Campbell Wells, has been representing Aldrich’s work for 15 years. “I’m continually amazed by how Ned’s paintings trigger our deep-rooted connection with the animal world. People identify with the intensity of the animal’s expressions, with the energy and emotion they perceive, and it elicits a very personal response.” 828 Main Ave. | DURANGO, CO | 970.247.3555 W 125 W. Palace Ave. | SANTA FE, NM | 505.501.6555 | www.SorrelSky.com


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“Effective painting is the culmination of a vast array of elements and vision. The true joy in painting is to be able to effectively use these elements to produce works that really speak to the viewer - to have one’s vision come through.” In his sophisticated portraits, Edward Aldrich is dedicated to reaching beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife in wild places, conveying the inherent being of an animal. His goal as an artist is to keep exploring the concept of putting life into his paintings - invoking the thrill of witnessing a cougar or wolf in the wild. Aldrich earned a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and is a member of Society of Animal Artists and Oil Painters of America. His work is held in permanent collections including Morgan Stanley Inc., ArizonaSonora Desert Museum and Wisconsin’s Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, where his paintings are also regularly featured in their prestigious exhibition, “Birds in Art.” Aldrich has exhibited at important art institutions such as the National Wildlife Art Museum, The Rockwell Museum, and The Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum as well as in over a dozen solo exhibitions nationally. He lives and creates in Colorado.


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Favorite Spot Oil| 12” x 16” | $2,500

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Incoming - Golden Eagle Oil | 16” x 38” | $5,900


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Cougar Oil| 24” x 36” | $9,500

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Kestrel

Oil | 10” x 8” | $1,100


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Great Horned Owl Portrait Oil | 10” x 16” | $2,200

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White Wolf

Oil | 16” x 22” | $4,600


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Grey Fox

Oil | 10” x 8” | $1,100

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Bison

Oil | 24” x 30” | $4,600


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Contentment

Oil | 24” x 52” | $9,700

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Farsight

Oil | 24” x 12” | $3,100


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Curled Up - Arctic Fox Oil |9” x 12” | $1,800

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Fox Portrait

Oil | 12” x 10” | $1,900


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Snowy Repose

Oil | 14” x 18” | $3,100


Sunset

Oil | 16” x 20” | $4,100


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Still Young

Oil | 8” x 10” | $1,100


The Height of Fall

Oil | 12” x 20” | $2,900


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Lion Portrait

Oil | 8” x 14” | $1,800

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Bobwhite Pair

Oil |12” x 10” | $1,800


828 Main Ave. DURANGO, CO W 970.247.3555 125 W. Palace Ave. SANTA FE, NM W 505.501.6555

www.SorrelSky.com

"An Affinity With Wildlife" Featuring Edward Aldrich  

Colorado artist Edward Aldrich reaches beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife in wild places. His paintings evoke the thrill of witnessi...

"An Affinity With Wildlife" Featuring Edward Aldrich  

Colorado artist Edward Aldrich reaches beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife in wild places. His paintings evoke the thrill of witnessi...