Cogswell hosts artists
Williams was born and raised in Alamosa, Colo. He has a sensitivity to and understanding of light is evident not only as he captures both the nature and culture of his birthplace in the San Luis Valley, but also in his home of New Mexico and in his travels throughout Europe, Central America and South America.
“I’ve always been drawn to the exchange that takes place in nature,” said Williams, “that tremendous sense of mood you get whenever you’re in the middle of an overwhelmingly beautiful place.”
Boyer’s accolades, which include a Judges Choice Award in the 2000 and 2001 Arts for the Parks competition and an Art Times Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York, only hint at the scope and depth of his work. Boyer studied portrait and figurative painting at the University of Utah. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Boyer studied languages at the Universitat Kiel in Germany. Based in Germany, he traveled throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
In the mid ’80s he settled in West Berlin. There, his painting embodied the bohemian spirit that connected a group of artists living in the often harsh conditions of city life on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain. The same intrigue in new places, as well as the power of home landscapes, continues to shape Boyer’s paintings today. For the past 15 years, Boyer has lived in both Salt Lake City and Sweden, the native home of his wife. Both of these homes are captured in his works in the exhibit, which includes a landscape of buffalo to the familiar and powerful backdrop of the Grand Tetons, as well as a view down the Canal Amsterstdam Prinzengracht in Amsterdam. Like Williams, Boyer’s attention to place come from his many travels and his eye for the intricacies of home.
Cogswell Gallery is located in the Creekside building in Vail Village. The artists reception kicks off today from 4-8 p.m., and the show will remain through March 1.
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