Local's Loop

PRESS RELEASE

Local's Loop
Sep 23 – Oct 28, 2021

Local’s Loop
September 23 – October 28

The Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is pleased to present Local’s Loop, a group exhibition featuring artists Gordon Brown, Bill Ellzey, Bruce Gomez, Julee Hutchison, Carl Marcus, and Brett Schreckengost. Please join us at the gallery for an opening reception on Thursday, September 23, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm with Gordon Brown, Bill Ellzey, Bruce Gomez, and Julee Hutchison in attendance. There will also be a local Art Walk evening on Thursday, October 7, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

A favorite of many visitors, the annual Local’s Loop exhibition highlights the important collaboration between the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art and the acclaimed artists that call this region home.

Gordon Brown, a native Colorado artist, has been painting professionally for 30 years. His paintings characteristically highlight his ability to romanticize atmospheric elements; dawn, twilight, clouds, storms, haze, and fog. These act as abstractions within his compositions. Bill Ellzey has been creating images since 1965. His photography has taken him a long way from the Western images that were his first love: from Australia to Egypt, from the Rockies in mid-winter to the jungles of Central America in mid-summer. His work has been featured in Ski, Climbing, Outside Magazine and National Geographic, among others. Artist Bruce Gomez  has been working in pastels for four decades. Entirely self-taught, Gomez works exclusively in that medium on cold-pressed watercolor paper. He seeks to capture that one unique and spectacular moment of life, whether in the mountains, in an urban setting, snowshoeing in -10°F, or painting plein air in 101°F. Julee Hutchison draws inspiration from the San Juan mountains that surround her Telluride home. Hutchison paints plein air life studies using the temperature of the present natural light and combines figures seamlessly within the landscape.  Her portraits of animals manage to capture their loving spirits. Carl Marcus has lived in Telluride since 1978 and spends at least six months of the year alone in nature, photographing what he sees, often creating majestic landscapes. He possesses the resolve to wait for the right shot, to recognize it when it presents itself, and the skill to transform it into an image of brilliant color and extraordinary grandeur. Brett Schreckengost is a filmmaker and photographer based in Southwest Colorado. His favorite subjects move fast and demand an intuitive, journalistic approach. As the official photographer of the Telluride Ski Resort, his images span the ski industry, travel industry and more. His work captures the risk-taking spirit of the San Juans.

Image: Bruce Gomez
The Wilsons, Fall Morning, 2021
pastel on paper
22 x 30 in.