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A Strange New West Through Art


Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash.
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash.

The Great West, with its rugged landscapes and storied past, serves as a canvas upon which the rich tapestry of American history unfolds, particularly evident in the state of Colorado. From the days of early exploration and pioneering spirit to the modern era, the narrative of the West has been vividly depicted through the lens of Western art. Valkarie Gallery in Lakewood, is depicting the strange new west through their "Days of Blunder" event. They first opened their doors on November 1, 2013, and despite undergoing some changes, their vision has remained consistent—to serve as a community that showcases unique and talented artists within an open and friendly environment. Continue reading for more information about this unique art experience.


A Western Art Exhibition


In the exhibition "The Days of Blunder," artists Earl Chuvarsky and Ryan Lee skillfully unravel the mysteries that lurk behind the veils of the dark, enigmatic new West. Through their use of bold colors and surreal juxtapositions, they aim to ignite a sense of wonder and intrigue, urging viewers to reassess their understandings of history and tradition. By seamlessly blending elements of pop culture with iconic Western motifs, Chuvarsky and Lee craft a visual language that resonates with the enduring essence of the West while embracing the intricacies of contemporary existence.


More than just an art display, "The Days of Blunder" stands as a vibrant celebration of the American West's timeless legacy and ongoing transformation—a testament to the notion that the narratives of the past remain vibrant and adaptable, awaiting rediscovery and reinterpretation for generations to come. Earl Chuvarsky and Ryan Lee converge in the Main gallery from April 3rd through the 28th, where their creations intertwine to offer a captivating exploration of the ever-evolving spirit of the West. Colorado is big on the arts! Stay on Colorado Home News to learn more about unique western art experiences all over this great state.

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