Be sure to join us for a gallery talk by Clyde Aspevig. May 24th at 6:30 p.m.
His beautiful oils, which capture every season in every guise, are exceptional examples of contemporary landscape painting in the representational mode. Viewers are often overwhelmed by the beauty and emotional associations of his subject matter, becoming increasingly amazed by the realization upon close viewing that Aspevig’s compelling realities are indeed crafted from paint.
The places Aspevig depicts are geographically specific at the same time that they express glorious, universal ideas about the power, color, feeling, and importance of untouched land. The artist gives credit to early teachers such as Ben Steele, but is largely self-taught through his own research into the history of art and the methods of its masters. Aspevig’s attention to the craft of painting and to the goal of conveying pure beauty is a lifelong pursuit that he has developed without regard to art world fashion.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
BNSF Railway Foundation
Deborah Anspach and John Hanson
Dr. John and Pat Burg
Dave and Cynthia Hummel
Gareld and Barbara Krieg
Dr. Stephen and Marilyn Kramer
Reneé Claire Tafoya
Juni and Ray Clark
Mary Lee and David Darby
Sons of Norway
Linda J. Snider
David Orser and Ossie Abrams
Spring Exhibition Sponsor
Special thanks to the many other individual donors whose generous contributions made this exhibition possible.