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Mar 19, 2020
Andy Taylor: Western Moods

Out of an abundance of caution for the health of our community, staff, and artists, Ann Korologos Gallery and Andy Taylor have decided to cancel the March 19th Opening Reception of Western Moods: Andy Taylor. The exhibition featuring over 20 new works by Andy Taylor and complemented by 40 contemporary western artists may be experienced in person by appointment.  For videos showing the details of the work, follow Ann Korologos Gallery on FacebookInstagram, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter. The exhibition is on view March 19th through April 4th, 2020 at Ann Korologos Gallery in historic downtown Basalt and via our website.

Western Moods: Andy Taylor presented by Ann Korologos Gallery is a solo exhibition capturing the changing mood of the West through the regional landscapes by Andy Taylor. The exhibition will remain on view through April 4, 2020.

“In Western Moods: Andy Taylor, the artist explores the wild country surrounding the Roaring Fork Valley,” shares Sue Edmonds, gallery director. “Over the last 50 years, Andy has developed a colorful, gestural style that conveys the mood of a landscape and reflects the emotions of the viewer, rather than its landmarks. A winter grove of Aspens may be depicted in vibrant purple and a warm gray, the foliage in a desert canyon may appear in a rainbow of color, or an open field and sky may be awash in orange and pink—it’s all about the mood of the moment.”

Andy Taylor has been drawing and painting scenery within a day’s drive of his studio in Carbondale, Colorado for five decades. His loyal collectors enjoy the off-the-grid discoveries across the Colorado Plateau, with its spectacular canyons, flowering meadows, high plains, distant mesas, winding rivers, sparse trees and sundry vegetation. The artist often revisits the same areas to paint, knowing the landscape has changed both in form and through his perception.  

The artist starts his process with pen and ink sketches with marginalia, a process he considers to be the bones of a painting and a form of meditation. His sketches are visual reminders of a scene, but are always left incomplete, leaving room within the process to “invent significance and freedom to make discoveries” as he paints in his Carbondale studio. Familiar landscapes, often seen traveling to greater landmarks, reflect the mood of the artist through his expressionistic style and characteristic brushwork and palette. These subjective reactions to reality in the form of shape and color are a signature of Taylor’s work.

Andy Taylor’s work has been exhibited at numerous Western museums, including the Denver Art Museum, the Aspen Art Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum. A veteran of many solo and group shows since the 1970s, Taylor became a Club Artist at the prestigious Coors Western Art Exhibition and Sale in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Western Moods: Andy Taylor is complemented with a selection of works from the gallery’s inventory of contemporary western art by 40 national and regional talents. It will be on view March 19 through April 4, 2020. For more information, please visit the Ann Korologos Gallery at 211 Midland Avenue in Basalt, call 970.927.9668 or email art@korologosgallery.com.

Andy Taylor: Western Moods exhibition on view at Ann Korologos Gallery
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