Copyright ©2010. The Associated Press. Produced by NewsOK.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Art Review: Taos, New Mexico artist Clive R. Tyler shows his work at the Adelante! Gallery
A show of masterful, small to medium-size landscapes that look like oil paintings but are actually done in pastel on sanded paper, by Taos artist Clive R. Tyler, is on view at Adelante! Gallery. A moose stands quietly in a grove of aspen trees, looking back at us in front of a range of blue mountains, in a 21-by-27-inch pastel called "Morning Tetons,” one of Tyler’s best.A red glow, perhaps of evening, pervades a similar composition, the same size, of a moose looking away from us, across a lake, toward slightly more dramatic mountains, in "Western Meadows.” Other, equally well-handled animal subjects include "Deer Watering,” a depiction of two does fording a river under long branches, and a smaller winter scene of four buffalo, hunkering down in "North Yellowstone.” Capturing "Winter’s Glow” on the snow-clad banks of a rippling river, bending between tall evergreen trees, is his 22-by-28-inch work of that title. An impressionistic blur of blue lupine — barely there — supplies subtle visual punctuation for a boldly rendered stand of tall white aspen trunks in "Aspens & Lupine,” another outstanding composition. Offering a nice change of pace are five understated seaside studies of "Beach Grass,” "Sunset Cliffs,” a "Morning Sand Dune,” the "Sea & Wind” of a shore line, and tides flowing over rocks. Adelante! Gallery director Cynthia Wolf said these five smaller works were done at beaches in California and Florida. The exhibit of pastel landscapes by Tyler, who lived for some 20 years in Fort Collins, Colo., before moving to Taos, N.M., is highly recommended during its run through June 14. — John Brandenburg
CURRENT LOOK ISSUE
Photoview all photos
→When: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through June 14.
→Where: Adelante! Gallery, 3003 Paseo. →Information: 525-4039 or go online to www. adelantegallery.com.