The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is again pleased to offer for the 16th year in a row, the new paintings by well known western artist Thom Ross.
Ross is best known for his accurate and playful portrayal of events taken from the Wild West era. His paintings are bright, bold and refreshing in their style, yet accurate in their history. Little known events or stories are transformed into paintings by Ross that capture our interest and imagination.
This is the first exhibit of new paintings by Thom Ross since his monumental installation of "Indians on the Beach" in San Francisco in September. This outdoor installation consisted of 110 life sized painted sculptures placed in the sand on the shore of the Pacific Ocean depicting a 1902 photograph of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show of "Indians on the Beach". The location was just below the Cliff House in San Francisco an mimicked the photo with amazing accuracy.
Many may remember his 200 life sized sculptures he created 4 years ago based on the battle of the Little Big Horn and positioned on the battlefield in Montana.
Ross has recently and for the third year in a row, been named by True West Magazine as the best living contemporary western painter in the country.
This solo exhibit combines a variety of paintings of wild west culture, Native American history and popular wild west heros and villains and is one of the strongest exhibits we have ever had from Ross.
If anyone has ever wanted a Thom Ross painting, this exhibit is a must see and not to be missed.