Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Imaginary Cowboy...the art of the West"

Our upcoming show at the Galleria location is something you don't want to miss!

Art Resources Gallery in Edina Minnesota features

“Imaginary Cowboy… the art of the West”

Jun 2nd- June 27th

Inspired by John Nieto’s 60” X 48” “Jackson Sundown”, Art Resources Gallery is exhibiting Western and Native American themed paintings for the month of June.

We are privileged to be exhibiting this American master’s original, and it set the creative wheels in motion to show amazing Western themed paintings by other artists.

Aside from “Jackson Sundown”, other Fauvist inspired contemporary paintings will include the amazing “Cow on Red” by Rensley, and a brightly colored stallion by local artist Jeff Boutin. Moving toward the traditional, we are featuring Alpine Lake by Arizona artist John Horejs, and the visionary landscapes of the Old West by American master Ernest Chiriacka. Chiriacka, best known as one of the leading magazine illustrators, concentrated after retirement on his landscapes and is collected by individuals and fine art galleries around the world. He died on April 26, 2010 at the age of ninety-six.


Ernest Chiriacka 1913-2010

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of one of the artists that will be featured in the show, Ernest Chiriacka. I feel the gallery is very privileged to carry the artwork of this amazing artist. He had quite an extraordinary life and was able to make a living doing something he loved. Chriacka came from an era where artwork done for magazines was actually done by hand, not on a computer. He did many pieces for Esquire and the Saturday Evening Post to name a few. His artwork from the 1950’s and early 1960’s evokes a feeling of glamour and style. In his later work, he was focused on the Native Americans plight after the Sioux Indian uprising at Wounded Knee in 1973. It is in these paintings you get a sense of the pride the Native Americans had for their culture and people.

I would urge you to see some of the paintings we have left at the upcoming show. They are truly amazing.


Janella Fesenmaier

Art Resources Gallery

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