Fractured Landscapes of the West features a series of landscape paintings by Denver-based, Indian-born artist Sangeeta Reddy.
The large and small-scale paintings illuminate the striking and complex landscapes of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah through a vast range of colors that fade from dark to light. Reddy’s representations of the different natural formations found in the mountains, valleys, canyons, and deserts across the Colorado Plateau become almost abstract as she renders rock forms, riverbeds, and geological strata with a bold color palette and stylized shapes. The flexibility and movement found in Reddy’s geometric gestures reflect the constant changes of the natural world.
Powerfully captured on canvas, Reddy’s imagery evokes the erosion that sculpted mountains from the earth, the growth and decay of plant life, and the ebb and flow of rivers that evolve and dissolve through time. Her works highlight the sublime nature of these western landscapes, both bizarre and beautiful, and stimulates curiosity concerning the past, present, and future of our environment.
BMoCA at Macky is an off-site exhibition series presented by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website