June 2015 Artist of the Month – David Lash

              POWELL MUSEUM ARTIST OF THE MONTH 

Reception will be held on Friday June 12, 2015 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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David Lash/Wildlife Artist 

Powerfully drawn to wilderness since childhood, David’s career as a painter has centered around this passion. In his experience, the wild is not something or some place outside of us, but a vital core of our being. His environmentalism, though often practical and politically based, stems from a deep emotional connection that is inseparable from himself. David’s mastery of his craft is evident; his paintings are highly detailed and expertly executed, exuding both intensity and delicacy. His work is exclusively based on the dynamic Southwest terrains and its precious and precarious life.

Although David admires the animals and landscapes that are his subjects, he holds no naïve nostalgia for his beloved places. The beauty of the wilderness, as represented in his works, is in its unpredictable, mercurial, and unharnessed nature that has the power to remind us of these forces within our own psyche. Our rhythms become apparent when we are in touch with the natural world, in its fertile creativity and ultimate compassion, and in its decay, death, and indifference. David’s paintings express such fundamental experiences through color, representations of seasons, time, and space.

David spends a lot of his time outside, enjoying his environment by kayaking, cycling, fishing, nature study and backpacking. He has lived in the Southwest for over 40 years and was educated in the Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. He currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona with his family.

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David can be reached at (928) 814-6167

 davidglash@gmail.com

www.davidlash.com

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The public is invited to join us for an artist reception on Friday June 12, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona. Refreshments will be served!

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