Introducing our 2019-2020 season visual artist, Jared Gunnerson!
Jared’s artwork will grace our programs and season brochure.
For centuries, poets, musicians, and artists alike, have captured the beauty of the natural world around us. As a landscape artist, I look for ways to move beyond the static moment. I strive to show nature’s movement and transcendent qualities. Nature moves with the wind, is pushed and pulled by gravity, it decays, and is even reborn. I want to place the laws of nature on display. I want my paintings to show the scenes before us while also revealing the very movement and essence of the cosmos within and all around us.A Utah native, I am drawn to the natural beauty of the Wasatch Mountains, Uinta Mountains and the national parks of Southern Utah. Using soft pastel as my primary medium, I hold pure mineral pigment in my hand and directly paint on a surface, without a tool between my hand and the pigment. As a modern impressionist, I favor strong, bold marks and angular strokes.