One of the world’s oldest art pieces is a bird carved out of mammoth tusk over 30,000 years ago. It’s easy to guess what that long-ago artist was thinking because we have the same thoughts today. Birds connect the earth to the sky and represent the journey between worlds; in short, bird art represents the soul and the soul of our planet. This symbolism holds true in all cultures, and it’s reasonable for us to believe it has always been true. Across continents and millennia, birds inspire us.
With birds, as with art, we are drawn to the anomalies. Enormous eagles and tiny hummingbirds would bore us if they were the same as all the other birds. Art, too, would bore us if it weren’t for the anomalies. We crave patterns but then delight in subtle discrepancies. Patterns are satisfying, but then there’s a second burst of satisfaction when we discover the exceptions. The title of this show is “Anomaly” because we need to rejoice in the subtle discrepancies that enrich our thoughts and feelings.
Rob Schultheis covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for Time, NPR, The New York Times, etc. His paintings are in collections in New York, Washington DC, and Santa Fe. He has lived in Telluride since 1973.
“I have spent much of my life covering the sorrow and horror of war: bombed villages, refugee camps, death and destruction. When I began painting again, I wanted to create a vision of the beauty hidden all around us and to illuminate the present and future. I am drawn to images of mountains, wilderness, wildness, ancient myths and magic resurrected, and the glory that surrounds us, so often unseen.”
“My paintings, I hope, offer a glimpse of that saving grace.”
Nombrado en honor al fundador de la Escuela de Artes Ah Haa, el Programa de Exhibiciones y Galería Daniel Tucker se esfuerza por facilitar oportunidades para que las personas descubran, exploren y cultiven su propia creatividad a través de exhibiciones, participación programática y observación. Con este fin, todas las exposiciones e instalaciones en la Galería Daniel Tucker están curadas de una manera que se adhiere a los siguientes principios: