The new exhibit, opening at the Denver Art Museum on February 2, celebrates the work of the 29-year-old, Colorado-born painter, whose colorful portraits reimagine the relationship between artist and subject.
Maybe it’s the glistening icicles and the snow frosting the earth. Or maybe it’s the holiday lights. The desire to end the year on a high note. The sentimentality of the season. Whatever the reason, winter is the season for diamonds.
Terry Gardner, the featured artist at the Coors Western Art Exhibit—part of the National Western Stock Show, beginning January 12—doesn't want to "glorify" the West. Instead, he produces raw, sometimes melancholic, paintings that highlight the most urgent issues facing rural Colorado.