In celebration of our exhibition Western Treasures and the opening of the new Sundance Square Plaza, the Sid Richardson Museum held a reception for our downtown neighbors. The evening was filled with live music, friendly conversation, and remarkable works of art.
During the event, our guests received behind-the-scenes insight as Mr. Bass expounded on the design for the exhibition. In addition to the display of rarely seen Russell paintings from the museum’s collection, the exhibit highlights Remington’s late works. In particular, viewers experience the contrast in the artist’s color palette with the blue-green nocturnes versus his sunbaked yellow tones.
From across the gallery, the viewer’s eye travels along a line of bright, arid scenes, with paintings like Among the Led Horses and The Dry Camp and culminates with the epically bold Buffalo Runners – Big Horn Basin, marking the climax in Remington’s technical and stylistic ambitions. By placing these works in succession, with their sunstroke hues, the curator has created a collective sensory experience as one can almost feel the heat from the blazing sun.
The Sid Richardson Museum is fortunate to house such a large collection of Remington’s paintings. Be it somber nocturnes or sun-drenched compositions, the exhibition provides a timeline of the Remington’s late career as one journey’s through artist’s development of color.