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Wyoming artist Neltje's solo exhibition, "Neltje," closes Saturday, Aug. 28, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
Neltje's abstract expressionist works are, "an exploration of making the sensed visible, defining moments and balancing the interior reality of passion with the external condition of form," according to the artist. Neltje's work is rooted in movement and gesture, which she achieves through mark making and a bright palette.
A prolific artist, Neltje features some of her more recent paintings and explores the use of collage, assemblage and the combination of multiple canvases. Her palette is bright, her painting energetic, and her compositions bold. An Ashanti figure, old paint brushes, chopstick wrappers, and Chinese newspapers are a few of the objects to be found in the works of this small but expansive exhibition.
For additional information on exhibitions and programs, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit the museum's Web page at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum or blog at www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com.
"Imagine learning from the masters" is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum's programs. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.