Many of the nation’s top Western artists converge in Jackson, Wyoming, in an extraordinary group exhibition and sale.
Carrie Ballantyne, Teal Blake, John Coleman, and David Mann are only a few of the superstar artists featured in the current “Western Group Show & Sale” at The Legacy Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming. Complete with powerful landscape vistas, hypnotic portrait busts of Native Americans, and action scenes of rodeo cowboys, every facet of Western life and culture — both contemporary and historical — is covered with stunning naturalism, dramatic composition, and brilliant color.
Coleman’s “1832, Arikara Chief” is a masterful display of sculptural talent. The bronze sculpture displays the bust of an experienced, confident, and determined Arikara leader. The technique — modeling in plaster or clay before casting in bronze — has allowed Coleman to focus intently on the individual’s visage. The unrefined surface of the piece — a result of the process — makes the sitter more tangible and lifelike.

John Coleman, “1832, Arikara Chief,” bronze, 24 x 18 x 13 in. The Legacy Gallery.

David Mann’s “Comanche Sundown” is magnificent as well and almost photographic in its naturalism. A group of Comanche on horseback patrols a Western landscape as the waning sunlight — from off canvas to the right — blankets the scene in a golden-orange hue. As one considers their leader, who occupies the front of the convoy and lifts his hand to shield the light, we can nearly feel the warm glow of the sunset, taking us deeper into the narrative.
The “Western Group Show & Sale” opened on August 1 and will be on view through August 15.
To learn more, visit The Legacy Gallery.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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