Cloyde Snook Gallery hosts Amundson drawings

(02-11-2009)

The opening reception for the Adams State College Cloyde Snook Gallery exhibit, drawings by Bill Amundson, begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. An artist lecture precedes the reception at 4 p.m. in room 227 of the Art Building. The show continues through March 13.

According to the website, http://www.amundart.com/, Amundson is a Denver based artist who works in the "Suburban Regionalist" mode, a style devoted to capturing and celebrating the true American scene rather than the idealized version so often pictured in the art of our time. His work reflects an interest in the contemporary landscape, particularly as reflected through such distinct American staples as the subdivision, the chain restaurant, retail franchises, interstate travel, SUV's and the ubiquitous cell phone. His work has been described in various publications as "ironic, compulsive, sweet, irreverent, whimsical, fanatical, hysterical and banal."

Amundson received a Bachelor of Science degree in art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in1975. He settled in Colorado in l978. He has exhibited extensively throughout Colorado and the United States for over 25 years.

The Cloyde Snook Gallery hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 719-587-7823.

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