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MARRIED TO THE LANDSCAPE: A DUO EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY AARON WUERKER AND JENNY WUERKER
May 26 - August 20
We’ve been painting the Wyoming landscape together for nearly 25 years. For each of us, the need to define an Iconic American landscape has repeatedly surfaced. For Jenny, that means capturing the feeling of stark expanse in large paintings with big skies racing back to meet distant ridges and light stretching to the horizon. In Aaron’s work, the shapes of industrial objects mimic natural formations in the landscape creating silent interactions. Ultimately, a realist perspective serves to celebrate the beauty of common places. In this recent body of paintings, we hope to share a vision of the Western landscape that one might identify the next time they see a massive cloud formation or road signs lined up with the horizon.
Jenny and Aaron Wuerker live outside of Buffalo Wyoming with their teenage children Wolfgang and Maxima. Jenny received her BA from Yale University in 1987, and an MFA from The American University in 1992. Aaron received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 and an MFA from Yale University in 1995. Their work was recently published in the book: Painted Sky: 106 Artists of The Rocky Mountain West, by Ashley Rooney. They own Crazy Woman Fine Art Gallery, in Buffalo.