William Matthews, “Utah,” © William Matthews 2017

Sometimes we hear about interesting, but surprisingly common, artistic tandems of husband and wife. Together, they have embarked on a creative journey, critiquing one another and, on occasion, exhibiting together. Less common, however, are artistic siblings — the focus of this exhibition in Colorado.

The Great Basin Studio in Denver, Colorado, recently opened a fascinating joint exhibition showcasing the brilliant landscapes of siblings Kim Matthews Wheaton and William Matthews. Titled “Sister & Brother,” the show features landscapes by both artists, offering viewers a tantalizing comparison between two artists who share much more than artistic talent.

Kim Matthews Wheaton, “Long Afternoon Shadows,” © Kim Matthews Wheaton 2017
Kim Matthews Wheaton, “Long Afternoon Shadows,” © Kim Matthews Wheaton 2017

The works of Kim Matthews Wheaton are interesting displays of shape in the landscape, whether natural or manmade. Bold forms of light, shadow, and color interweave, overlap, and fade into distant horizons. The depth of field is a bit smaller in the works of William Matthews. Tall mountains stretch skyward from low horizons, with minute details in foliage and topography.

“Sister & Brother” opened on March 24 and will hang through May 12. To learn more, visit the Great Basin Studio.

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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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