March 5 - April 24, 2020
The Ellen Noël Art Museum presents Way Out West by Alice Leese. Way Out West is a combination of Leese’s work from her artists residencies and from the ranch where she resides and works. Her paintings are about place, a definite location. Coming from a background of ranching makes conservation and stewardship of place a priority. Impressions on the landscape made by natural phenomenon and man are recorded in paint creating a record of the current environment as seen through the eyes of an artist. Most of her work includes the animals, plants, structures, and people who inhabit the landscape and they are presented in the environment to illustrate the themes of conservation and adaptability.
Alice Leese grew up on the YT Ranch in Winkler County Texas, where she and her husband Rob live and work. She is fourth generation on the ranch and works alongside the fifth and sixth. Leese graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BFA in Studio Art. She is a signature member of the American Plains Artists, a member of Plein Air Artists Colorado and the Outdoor Painters Society. She is represented by the Jeff Tabor Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Kiowa Gallery in Alpine. She was recently the National Parks Arts Foundation artist in residence at Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii.
Opening: March 5, 2020 | 6–8 pm
4909 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, 79768 TX
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