Colorado photographer transforms the familiar western icons that surround her into unexpected images
DURANGO, Colo.: March 17, 2016; Sorrel Sky Gallery announces the representation of southwest Colorado artist Jenny Gummersall, whose photographic works depict familiar icons presented in a contemporary Americana-style that offer her unique vision of the West. From her earliest days in the darkroom to today, over 3 decades later, she continues to “study” life with a keen eye for the normal being transformed into the unusual.
Gummersall’s images of horses, landscapes and natural objects may be playful, sublime or endearing, and are always inspired by an interest in capturing the illuminated forms found in her environment. She offers, “My art is a place where the viewer can escape their everyday realities and enter mine. It is hopefully a created space to pause, enter and be within, offering humor, awe, inspiration and happiness. This is “My West.”
Her work can be viewed in fine art galleries and private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad including Aspen, Chicago, Telluride, Denver, Scottsdale, Dallas/Fort Worth and California. Corporations and museums that collect her work include the Tucson Museum of Art, Nashville’s Omni Hotel, Nestles’ Corporation and Residences at The Little Nell in Aspen. Her art has been featured in publications such as The Briar Cliff Review, Cowboys & Indians, Southwest Art and Oxford American.
A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Gummersall finds freedom in exploring her world under the open skies on a ranch near Durango, Colorado, where she lives and creates with her artist husband, C. Gregory Gummersall.
Sorrel Sky Gallery owner, Shanan Campbell Wells, states, “Jenny’s photographs, whether straight shots of her surroundings and daily life or photos embellished with hand coloring and other materials, wonderfully represent her contemporary, fresh sensibility.”
Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 75 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York and renowned jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.