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Gallery HAPPENINGS November 2018


Gallery Moab
Brent Flory

Brent FloryGallery Moab’s November guest artist is Brent Flory. Brent loves to paint “the honest reality of the western experience” whether it’s cowboys, Native Americans, farmers, ranchers, or their families and animals. “Your work has such heart,” is one of the favorite compliments Brent has received about his work. Though many people comment on his use of light, his goal is to bring the experiences of his subjects as close to reality as possible. “People then were so much more connected to or reliant on the land, weather, and nature. They appreciated it more because their lives depended on it.

Horses also are a huge part of Brent’s paintings. “I think the horse is probably the most often painted subject in history. When you think of how many thousands of years that man has used the horse, it is an extremely brief moment in time that we have gotten away from its dependence.” Brent’s painting “All I Need,” was featured on the cover of the Fall 2001 Equine Vision Magazine.

Brent FloryBrent graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.F.A. in Illustration. His Brent Florywork has been in numerous solo and juried shows including The Cowboy Christmas at the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) in Las Vegas, and The Charles M. Russell show in Great Falls, MT. At the San Dimas, CA show he received Best of Show, the Festival Choice Award, and a Silver Medal in oils. Brent was the poster artist for the Art of the American Cowboy show at South Pointe in Las Vegas. In 2017 he won the Bosque Art Classic-Best New Entrant Award. He won the NOAPS (National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society) Best of Show International Online Show, as well as first place in oils at the Red Bluff California Bull and Gelding Sale Art Show.

Brent and his wife and family live and manage a ranch in Wallsburg, UT. His work is held in many private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Russia and can be viewed online at www.brentfloryfineart.com. Join gallery members in a reception for Brent Flory on November 10, from 5-8 pm. Gallery Moab, located at 87 North Main Street, is open daily from 10am-6pm.

On Saturday, September 8, between 5 and 8 pm, Gallery Moab will host a reception for Cynthia Sampson during Moab’s September ArtWalk. Viewers of all ages will enjoy Cynthia’s colorful, animal-themed paintings.
Gallery Moab, located at 87 North Main Street, is open daily from 12-9 pm. Work by gallery artists can been seen at gallerymoab.com and on Facebook or call 435-355-0024.


 
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