I want your experience of moving from one painting to the next to feel like the long, sustained draw of a bow over a low, open string of a cello" — Natasha Isenhour
American Realist Natasha Isenhour conveys her emotional response to landscape,
architecture and still life in oil, pastel and watercolor.
From a distance, a first impression is the realistic feeling of the work. Still, a closer look reveals a contemporary edge where her mark-making controls the impressions of mass and delicacy. Isenhour depicts what she sees as unpopulated spaces with an edgy lonesome starkness that defines the very essence of her work.
"The Beautiful Lonesome" is an echo in my mind constantly," Isenhour says. "It's the music I listen to, the things I'm drawn to, the landscape I travel through, and the paths I choose to take. My intent for this show is to reflect to the viewer the beauty in the otherwise unnoticed places and things I find throughout the American West, and most often in this incredible place I call home; New Mexico.
"While this exhibit illustrates my diversity of medium and subject, the thread of 'music' that defines it stays consistent. When I witness beauty, I hear music, which often inspires visions of how to portray a subject," Isenhour states.
Taos Art Museum presents: The Beautiful Lonesome, a solo exhibition of paintings by Natasha Isenhour in the Fechin Studio from Oct. 25 - Dec. 4.
An exhibition reception is Saturday (Oct. 29) from 1-3 p.m.,
in the Fechin Studio, 227 Paseo del Norte
For more information, please call (575) 758-2690 or visit taosartmuseum.org