Michael Kessler, “Aftermath(16),” acrylic on panel, 20 x 20 in. © Ann Korologos Gallery 2017

He’s been researching this topic using paint, brush, and canvas for many years, and his latest results are sure to intrigue at this fantastic Colorado gallery.

On view now through March 15 at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado, “Michael Kessler: Nature in Layers” is a tantalizing exploration of spatial perception in nature through the use of abstraction.

Kessler says, “I began by painting landscapes, but through prolonged and careful observation, it was the inner dynamics of the natural world that grasped my attention … I began to sensitize myself to the processes that were responsible for the appearance of the natural world like sedimentation and erosion. Gradually, my painting took on these characteristics.”

Michael Kessler, “Whitegrove(1),” acrylic on panel, 60 x 60 in. © Ann Korologos Gallery 2017
Michael Kessler, “Whitegrove(1),” acrylic on panel, 60 x 60 in. © Ann Korologos Gallery 2017

The gallery adds,Kessler is known for creating large-scale panels that reference forest and stream, bringing the outdoors inside in a fresh way. His abstractions complement modern architecture especially well and can be found in many contemporary homes across the U.S. He will discuss his work, influences, and process at the opening reception in a brief artist talk with Q&A.”

To learn more, visit Ann Korologos 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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