November 30, 2016 - January 31, 2017
"Dependent upon life around me, I am willed to paint it. To better absorb and perhaps celebrate my various environs, painting offers to capture some essence or wives tale of the everyday sticks and stones that keep me standing."
Emily Palmquist’s newest series is composed of those very bones, an intimate observation of the mesa she has inhabited for the passing of nearly three winters. The seasons transform with the interchange of birds and wildflowers, the various state and movement of water, a hen’s first egg and her last feather. Winter leaves the fence lines buried up to their ears slowly emerging with spring. Summer’s leaves turn brown and dry just in time for the winds of fall to blow them bare. The days are stitched together with tracks in the snow, rain clouds pulling low against the valley, and another dead vole at my threshold.
"I turn a circle as land and life keep a rhythm around me."
The show runs thru January 2017 at Gallery 81435, located at 230 S Fir Street in Telluride, Colorado. Open daily from 12-6pm or by appointment.
Link to Artist website