January 29 through May 10, 2015 – Special Exhibition Gallery
Widely regarded as one of the greatest American landscape painters of our time, Clyde Aspevig believes painting expresses human emotion better than any other medium. Booth Western Art Museum is excited to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring the famed artist. Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig will be on view in the Booth’s Temporary Exhibition Gallery January 29 through May 10, 2015.
In this exhibition, Aspevig captures the unique beauty of the High Plains in 30 of the artist’s most recent works. It is his hope that viewers are motivated to help preserve the undeveloped areas of the West.
“Clyde is one of the few truly great landscape painters in America moving the Western traditions of Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran forward and bringing them up to date,” said Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins. “We are pleased to have his exhibition opening in January and to welcome him as Featured Artist during the Southeastern Cowboy Gathering in March. During the event he will conduct a gallery walk, a lecture and a painting demo, all of which should appeal to both collectors and artists.”
Clyde Aspevig was born on a small farm in Montana near the Canadian border. From an early age his family encouraged him to pursue pleasure in the arts and music. It was Clyde’s father, while supporting his child’s interests, who bought his twelve-year-old son’s first painting. Since then Aspevig has built a career on capturing the essence of the Western landscapes nearly forgotten. Numerous awards and accolades decorate his résumé but it is the passion of preservation in which he finds the most success.
During the run of Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig, Booth Western Art Museum will host the 12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering March 12-14, 2015. In conjunction with the Cowboy Gathering, Aspevig will be highlighted as the Featured Artist.
On Thursday, March 12, Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to a Gallery Walk, Exhibition Opening Reception, and Evening Lecture with Clyde Aspevig. The exhibition Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig will be open to the public and on view. At 4:30 pm Aspevig will lead a gallery walk and discuss the exhibition. Refreshments will be served in the Atrium from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. At 7:00 pm in Bergman Theatre, Sean Gerrity will speak briefly about the American Prairie Reserve and Clyde Aspevig will speak about how the landscape, and specifically the Montana Prairie, has impacted his artistic career.
On Friday, March 13, the Booth Artists’ Guild Presents a Painting Demonstration by Featured Artist Clyde Aspevig in Bergman Theatre from 10:00 am -12:30 pm. Aspevig will demonstrate the process that he uses in creating his pieces. This demonstration is a must-see for collectors and artists! Tickets are $40.00 for Booth Museum Members and $50.00 for not-yet-members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 770-387-1300.
For more information on Clyde Aspevig, click here.
For more images from Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig, click here.
Nature and Nuance: The Art of Clyde Aspevig is sponsored in part by: