The The Hills Are Alive: The 15th Annual California Landscape Exhibition
Davis, CA, July 2 – August 27, 2016– The John Natsoulas Gallery will
host the 15th Annual California Landscape Exhibition with an opening
reception to be held at the gallery on Saturday, August 6th at 7pm.
California’s natural beauty and diverse landscape has been giving
artists a source of inspiration in the genre of landscape painting
since Albert Bierstadt and his 19th century depictions of Yosemite.
Bierstadt’s practice of capturing the exceptional, ethereal light of
California continues in contemporary landscapes as artists today
explore a new sublimity present in the 21st century. Featuring scenes
of fertile valleys, sparkling beaches, dense forests, and seemingly
boundless deserts, Californian landscapes remain the root of poetic
allure for artists today. Many such artists will be displaying the
products of this inspiration and influence again this year in the 15th
Annual California Landscape Exhibition.
The rocky beaches, arid deserts, and lush agricultural land are just a
few of California’s multitude of complex and consistently developing
eco-systems, providing endless possibilities for unique works of art.
Contemporary artists such as Pat Mahony, Marti Walker, Philippe
Gandiol, Julie Smiley and Boyd Gavin have taken the multifaceted
nature of California and brought new ways of viewing landscapes to the
John Natsoulas Gallery. The exhibition displays original
representations of scenic vistas and cityscapes and offers visitors
the opportunity to view the familiar in new and exciting ways.
There has never been a single prevailing Californian aesthetic, but it
is the consistent reference to nature that seems to assert itself as
our state’s ubiquitous influence within the broader artistic
community. Join us at the John Natsoulas Gallery to witness and
experience California’s limitless beauty and the distinct role it
plays in the world of California art.
John Natsoulas Gallery
Location: 521 First Street, Davis CA 95616
Gallery Hours: Thu 11am-5pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm