“South Pass: Wyoming Arts Council Biennial 2015” presents the work of six Visual Arts Fellowship recipients. They are June Glasson and Diana Baumbach, from Laramie; Do Palma, of Cheyenne; Suzanne Morlock, of Wilson; and Thomas Macker and Aaron Wallis, both of Jackson.
“These artists represent some of the best artwork being created in Wyoming today,” says Susan Moldenhauer, UW Art Museum director.
Curated by Marjorie Vecchio, an independent curator from Reno, Nev., who served on the fellowship selection panel for two years, the exhibition explores various themes that express contemporary life in Wyoming through such diverse media as painting, printmaking, assemblage, mixed media and fiber arts.
“Western Visions: William Gollings, Conrad Schwiering and Hans Kleiber” provides a selection of artworks in diverse mediums — oil and watercolor paintings, drawings and prints — from the art museum’s collections, depicting the uniqueness of Wyoming’s place in the West.
Gollings (1878-1932), Schwiering (1916-1986) and Kleiber (1887-1967) depicted Wyoming from epic myth to sentimental nostalgia. Each artist envisioned Wyoming through the splendor of the landscape, and the people and wildlife that inhabit it.
Working in Sheridan, Gollings captured the battle between cowboy and bronco, and tranquil scenes of American Indian life. Schwiering focused on the landscape outside his studio in Jackson, and depicted the magnificence and grandeur of the Tetons. Kleiber used his time working for the Forest Service around Sheridan to illustrate the abundance of wildlife native to Wyoming.
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Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.