Duo Art Exhibition: West by West
Gallery 1261 is proud to announce the upcoming two-person exhibition by Teresa Elliott and Jill Soukup titled, “West by West”. In this exquisitely painterly exhibit, this dynamic duo will share with the audience their studied observations of the natural beauty of the famous West.
Elliott is a visual storyteller, masterfully sharing her craft as she relays the emotional connectedness of the natural world. One of her favorite quotes by John Muir states, “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it connected to the rest of the world.” When Teresa is out of her studio and out in nature, gathering references for her paintings, she often remembers these words.
Soukup further adds to the conversation of connectedness. This show for her is an accumulation of the many years studying and spending time with the people and animals of the west. In particular, she has been painting the livestock and lifestyle of two ranches for about fifteen years now—Ranchlands’ Chico Basin and Zapata ranches. “Over this time, my connection with the ranch has transformed from a sort of generic business and artistic adventure, into a deep, visceral, yet abstract notion of a sentiment I can't quite put into words—and thus, I paint it.”
Tue–Sat: 12–6 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 5, 6–8 p.m.