HAPPENINGS April 2008
Enjoy the Refreshing Experience of Original Art
Cat’s Lair Collection is a Contemporary Art Gallery in Moab, Utah.
We feature local, regional, and international artists. You will find here sculptures, beautiful pottery, glass, wood and metal works, most unique photographs and thought-provoking paintings, azurite crystal roses, hand spun wool & silk, light & colour.
Moab is a small town located in the red rock desert of southwestern Utah. It is world - famous for its spectacular natural beauty and is one of the greatest places for hiking, biking, river trips and jeeping adventures. Nevertheless, in this beautiful surrounding there are many talented and devoted artists who live and work here, quietly interpreting the natural beauty around them into stunning works of contemporary art.
So, we are searching for the hidden and known talents in our region and beyond, so you, our visitors, will enjoy the refreshing experience of original art.
We are located in the center of Moab - at the McStiff’s Plaza next to the Information Center. In McStiff’s Plaza, when you see the big yellow cat above its rocky lair, you know you’re in the right place.
The big cat was sculpted by a local artist, Ekaterina Harrison (Tatarovich), and the rocky entrance to its cave was created by local artist, Sandi Snead.
Even if you’re just stopping in town for supplies before heading out into the desert, we invite you to stop in and visit our gallery. There is nothing else like it for miles and miles in any direction.
This month we would like to talk about two artists that we represent - Larisa White - paintings and John Aldrich - photography.
Over the years he has used many of the tools available to photographers: from 35 mm to large format; from colour to black and white; from light table to darkroom.
The versatility with which digital technology has allowed previously complex steps to be accomplished with relative ease has lead to his transition to this modern way of creating images and prints. Although many of his images were originally created on film all current output is done using the latest archival inkjet technology.
A resident of Utah for nearly 40 years he has been enamored with the landscape of the desert Southwest. Although most of his images come from this genre he does not feel limited by any particular subject or style. You will find close-ups and grand landscapes, panoramas and miniatures, flowers and rocks, urban scenery and wilderness, black & white and colour. He expresses his feelings about what he is doing in this statement; “ I would simply like to say that I enjoy taking pictures and sharing them with others. My goal for an image is that it convey to the viewer some sense of the feeling that leads me to create it in the first place.” His work is a sincere representation of what he saw and experienced.
Larisa White was born in Lima Peru, and came to the United States in 1993. She is the daughter of well known artist in Peru Sasha Chlebowski. Although immersed in art her entire life. Larisa has only just recently started to exhibit her work, in local shows and regionalgalleries.
“My work is my own creation of blended media. My true fascination is in treating colours with honor and respect by finding their place in the painting. I also love to work every little corner of my paintings. I spend the better part of the night engrossed in my work, applying the intricate detail I love so much. I find perfection in nature’s beauty, especially fruits and vegetables. I find them perfectly composed and almost like magical little creatures.”
Of course we have something special for people who love to play and create with fibers - hand-spun wool and silk!
We also have a nice selection of stone beads for all the people who like to express their creativity in jewelry making.
If you’re passing through Moab, we’d like to invite you to take a few minutes to stop in and enjoy the refreshing experience of original art!
In Eddie McStiff’s Plaza, where you see the big yellow cat above its rocky lair, you know you’re in the right place!
59 South Main St.
Moab, UT 84532