Works by 30 of the most accomplished artists from the Plein Air Painters of America have been curated into a breathtaking exhibition that focuses on urban sprawl and industrial blight. Any fan of fine art or plein air brilliant can’t miss this!
Whether shuttered and decaying or functioning and aging, nearly 30 highly accomplished plein air painters have turned their creative lenses towards urban sprawl and industrial blight during “Industrial Landscape” at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, Minnesota. Presented by the Plein Air Painters of America, represented artists include Kenn Backhaus, Christopher Blossom, Carl Bretzke, John Budicin, Jill Carver, Lorenzo Chavez, John Cosby, Don Demers, Kathleen Dunphy, Andy Evansen, Gay Faulkenberry, West Fraser, Gerald Fritzler, Jeffrey Larson, Jean Legassick, Joseph McGurl, Dean Mitchell, Ned Mueller, Billyo O’Donnell, Joseph Paquet, Ron Rencher, Randy Sexton, Matt Smith, Kate Starling, Brian Stewart, Don Stinson, Skip Whitcomb, and Dan Young.
Via the museum’s press release, “the idea of painting industrial America took root at the turn of the 20th century, most notably the Ashcan artists, who took to the streets painting gritty, heavily expressionistic rendering of the day-to-day people and workings of the city. Guided by Henri’s motto “art for life’s sake,” this group of eight looked to the burgeoning working-class culture for inspiration.”
“Industrial Landscape” opens on September 19 with a reception on Friday, September 22. It will hang through November 12. To learn more, visit the Tweed Museum.
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