SKY WIDE, Major Works by Don Stinson
Aug 31, 2018 - Nov 9, 2018
Arts Brookfield brings works by Don Stinson to their gorgeous lobby gallery in the upcoming free exhibition SKY WIDE with a free opening reception on August 30 at 1801 California from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Running until November 9, these paintings featuring pop culture and its reflection on the landscape will be on display through Denver Arts Week.
Stinson's panoramas of endless skies and sweeping fields serve as both detailed documentation of a changing landscape as well as commentary on a culture fixated on progress. In his works, Stinson nods to conventions of the Western painting tradition while adding a decidedly modern twist—often with a nod to pop culture. Between national landmarks of celebrity status, aged Cadillacs in the desert, and rays of the afternoon sun licking between concrete bridge support beams, the detritus of society and the allure of celebrity play out their wrought love affair.
"We welcome the community to a free artist reception on Aug. 30 and encourage the support of the arts in the Mile High City through Denver Arts Week. Having these life-like landscapes by local artist Don Stinson grace the walls at 1801 California during Denver Arts Week will draw even more attention to Denver's thriving art scene," states David Sternberg, Executive Vice President of Brookfield Properties.
Don Stinson is a nationally acclaimed artist with works in numerous public and private collections, including the Denver Art Museum, The Phoenix Art Museum, the Art in Embassies Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Whitney Museum of Western American Art, among others. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Colorado Council on the Arts Director's Grant, and the Best of Show at the Coors Art Exhibit at the National Western Stock Show. Stinson received a BFA from Colorado State University and an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. Stinson currently lives in Evergreen and is represented in Denver by David B. Smith Gallery.
Works in the exhibit are courtesy of the David B. Smith Gallery.