Near and Far, a paintspective by Jon Cox opens August 8th

The Lander Art Center opens Near and Far, a paintspective by Jon Cox Friday, August 8th from 6-8pm. His work represents both the vibrant life in Wyoming as well as the places and people he counters on his travels around the world. Wildlife and the everyday is juxtaposed next to urbanscapes and the exotic creating a reminder of the extraordinary diversity life offers and asks us to experience.

From the Artist:

"This is sort of a starting point for me, a 'perspective' gained from experience and knowledge of painting. I paint only what and in the way I want, but like the interaction of discussing how these works came to be with others.  Out of this comes new ideas and true growth.

These are all works that have been finished in the last year.  They represent the travels I have experienced, the 'far', and the new way I have been looking at things close to me where I live, the 'near'.  I am mostly representational and a realist.  However, underneath the obvious image I always try to build a 'framework' or 'composition' that does not alienate the format of the canvas with the image on it.  I try to marry the two without forcing their union."

Come travel outside your door and around the world in this exhibition that takes the viewer near and far. 
Exhibition runs August 8 to September 18, 2014

Openings are free and open to the public. 

Lander Art Center
224 Main Street