“Stretching the Boundaries” Contemporary Paintings, Cutting Edge Jewelry and Cinematically Styled Paintings Share the Spotlight at Sorrel Sky Gallery

Three-person show features western painters Carrie Fell and Maura Allen, and Navajo jewelry artist Cody Sanderson

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DURANGO, CO: May 18, 2016; The three-person show featuring contemporary western painters Carrie Fell and Maura Allen, and Navajo jewelry artist Cody Sanderson opens on July 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sorrel Sky’s downtown gallery. The show spotlights paintings and jewelry by these contemporary and innovative artists, each seeing, interpreting and stretching the boundaries of Western and Native American art with their individual vision of the West. The artists will be present at the opening reception and the show continues through July.

Carrie Fell presents a new body of work that explores a blend of dynamic energies in her familiar subjects – cowboys and cowgirls, Native chiefs, horses and the infinite sky. Through an array of colorful, abstracted figurative paintings, Fell creates portraits of valor, veracity, and virtue. “It is in our everlasting movement that brings a great variety of experiences to our lives.  We find ourselves experimenting for the sake of practice yet further motivated by a vast ambition for modern change.”

Maura Allen presents new works that portray the American West with rich texture, vibrant color and bold patterns. Her paintings have a cinematic quality that is her signature style. Using wood steel and glass as her surfaces, Allen brings a unique vision to her work. “For centuries, the West has represented beginnings not endings, a place where experimentation and the pioneering spirit - no matter your passion - has enough sky to thrive.”

Cody Sanderson, known for his imaginative jewelry designs, uses traditional Navajo techniques presented in a cutting edge style. The results are a completely new visual aesthetic, both contemporary and authentic. Sanderson loves the challenge of innovation. “I really enjoy waking up to know I’m going to create something. A new day is a new piece.”  He brings this joy to work in his Santa Fe studio.

Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 70 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York and jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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