Bill Sawczuk, “Beautiful 30 Foot Drop,” oil, 10 x 10 inches

Being an artist is an epic journey — an odyssey, if you will. It involves exploration, experimentation, and evolution. Artist Bill Sawczuk has just mounted a great exhibition that explores how he evolves —and it deserves your attention. Where can you view it?

Located in Jackson, Wyoming, Trio Fine Art is pleased to be presenting recent works by accomplished painter Bill Sawczuk through July 15. Titled “Moving On…,” the show is Sawczuk’s visual representation of his evolution as an artist. Through this process, Sawczuk has grappled with some difficult questions, including how to involve the viewer more in the understanding and appreciation of the emotions he tries to capture in his work.

“How can I do this?” he asks in the press release. “How can I do this by putting less information in a painting and requiring the viewer to do the larger part of the interpretation? You may have seen this in a microcosm, where you see something in a painting that literally isn’t there. A button and thread on a coat might really only be a dab of paint; your eye sees what you wish. Can this be applied to the whole painting? Can I, as the artist, convince you of my meaning without painting all of it? I believe that it is possible, and I have seen it, but how to go about pursuing the goal?”

These are just a few of the challenging themes and concepts Sawczuk explores in “Moving On…” and the artistic results are undeniably beautiful. An opening reception will be held tonight, June 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. To learn more, visit Trio Fine Art.

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Andrew Webster is the Editor of Plein Air Today and works as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.

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