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Lynn Taber: Pastels    Mar 9 - Apr 18, 2007


At Temple Gallery
330 South Scott Avenue in the Temple of Music and Art.
The Temple Gallery is managed by Etherton Gallery, (520) 624-7370.

Opening Reception: March 9th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Temple Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Tucson artist Lynn Taber’s new work in Lynn Taber: Pastels. Taber’s landscapes incorporate a thoughtful, introspective look back at her life through a mature heart touched by loss, illness and experience. This new work relishes and is finally accepting of the grand transitions of life found in work, health and love.

Taber combines music, text and image in a complex interplay that makes us pause in quiet contemplation as we stand before her moving interpretations of the Tucson skies. She incorporates favorite country and western songs of old friends and family members into the titles of her pastels. A Sky With No Blue refers to a George Jones song about loss and loneliness. As Jones writes, “If you’ve ever looked up at a sky with no blue, then you’ve seen a picture of me without you.” Taber captures the poignancy of Jones’ lyrics in her painting Sky With No Blue, which depicts a warm Tucson sunset in yellows, oranges, and inky blacks, just as night is on the verge of overtaking the sky. In Taber’s hands, the majestic Tucson sky becomes an abstract equivalent of her experiences and emotions; a vehicle to express her own sense of loss – and ours.

Those tender moments captured by country western music in Lynn Taber’s Tucson landscapes proves that she is “an artist whose hands play, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in our souls.”

For more information, please contact Etherton Gallery at info@ethertongallery.com

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