Mirada Fine Art Presents “natural ELEMENTS”
Mirada Fine Art’s latest exhibit unites three disparate artists who represent nature’s subtlety and candidness through their own medium—sculpture, painting, and wood craftsmanship—to form the aptly titled exhibition “natural ELEMENTs.” While their studios are spread across the country, the artist’s works are perfectly backdropped by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains.
Wood craftsman Thomas Harvey is a Denver local who harmonizes ancient techniques with modern technology to craft handsome furniture and timber frames. His work juxtaposes the all too human desire for elegance with nature’s beautiful chaos, emphasizing shading, ridges, and the natural knots of wood. Harvey’s work is pragmatism infused with soul; a lesson of our ancient connection with nature.
Painter Greg Dye wields his palette knife to unconsciously create polychromatic landscapes and wildlife portraits. Layers of oil paint fuse together, leaping off the canvas like stepping stones: inviting the viewer to explore the captured moment. Dye’s work is a personal expression of Colorado and the Southwest, one that reminds us nature is the first maestro.
Sculptor Michael McLaughlin shapes his natural sculptures with bronze and the philosophy that allegory rests on. Each of his sculptures is like a Zen kōan, pointing to itself and in doing so beyond its boundaries, to the wisdom that has inspired sages to journey into the mountains and back again. Simplicity almost always belies complexity, and McLaughlin’s sculptures capture that irony by pointing to what we often overlook.
The exhibit begins on Friday, October 6th with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 PM, and “natural ELEMENTs” will be on display until November 5th. The Mirada Fine Arts gallery is located in the Denver, Colorado metro area: off of Highway 285 on Parmalee Gulch Road, just five miles west of C-470.
Mirada Fine Art is an award-winning gallery, having been named Denver A-List’s Best Gallery in both 2016 and 2017; and the Mirada Fine Art gallery has been routinely named a Top 25 U.S. Gallery by the American Art Awards.
To learn more about “natural ELEMENTs” and the Mirada Fine Art Gallery, visit the gallery’s website: http://www.miradafineart.com/.
*Please Note: some information was gathered directly from the Mirada Fine Art press release.