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Pieter Bruegel,  Hunters in the Snow

The over-all picture is winter
icy mountains
in the background the return

 

-William Carlos Williams, Hunters in the Snow, 1962
 
Pieter Bruegel’s Series of the Month depicts January as a solemn time, one in which the struggle for survival is most acute. The month is captured in his painting, Hunters in the Snow, a work which for so many artists who have proceeded Bruegel, has inimitably captured the romantic, numbing feeling of despair that carries through the air of the new year. In the exhibition on view, Bruegel’s work serves as a point of departure from which to consider the circumstances of our own winter, which is heavy with the sense of journey still to be made to more healthful times. 
 
The paintings presented here by Greg Burak, Katelyn Eichwald, Sally J. Han, Stacy Leigh, Chris Oh and Trude Viken usher Bruegel’s medieval narrative into a contemporary light, while retaining the ice-cold stillness of the Old Master’s brumal vision. In place of a richly inhabited landscape, these modern images see the crowd reduced to solitary visions: the woods are devoid of hunters, figures are relegated to empty voids and private interiors. In these pictures, the return is not to the group, but perhaps there is still hope for spring.

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Greg Burak

Spirit Cabinet

2021

Oil on canvas

42 x 38 inches (106.7 x 96.5 cm)

GB 101

 

 

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Sally J. Han

Winter

2021

Acrylic paint on paper mounted on wood panel

24 x 30 inches (61 x 76.2 cm)

SH 101

 

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Sally J. Han

Winter (detail)

2021

Acrylic paint on paper mounted on wood panel

24 x 30 inches (61 x 76.2 cm)

SH 101

 

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Sally J. Han

Winter (detail)

2021

Acrylic paint on paper mounted on wood panel

24 x 30 inches (61 x 76.2 cm)

SH 101

 

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Stacy Leigh

Untitled

2020

Acrylic on wood

12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

SL 101

 

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Chris Oh

Frost

2020

Acrylic on coral

15 x 14 x 11 1/2 inches (38.1 x 35.6 x 29.2 cm)

CO 101

 

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Chris Oh

Frost

2020

Acrylic on coral

15 x 14 x 11 1/2 inches (38.1 x 35.6 x 29.2 cm)

CO 101

 

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Chris Oh

Frost

2020

Acrylic on coral

15 x 14 x 11 1/2 inches (38.1 x 35.6 x 29.2 cm)

CO 101

 

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Chris Oh

Frost

2020

Acrylic on coral

15 x 14 x 11 1/2 inches (38.1 x 35.6 x 29.2 cm)

CO 101

 

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Chris Oh

Frost

2020

Acrylic on coral

15 x 14 x 11 1/2 inches (38.1 x 35.6 x 29.2 cm)

CO 101

 

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Chris Oh

Burl

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl (detail)

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl (detail)

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl (detail)

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl (detail)

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl (detail)

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl (detail)

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl (detail)

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Chris Oh

Burl (detail)

2021

Acrylic on wooden burl slab

21 x 30 x 2 inches (53.3 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm)

CO 102

 

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Katelyn Eichwald

Piece of Rope

2020

Oil on linen

18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)

KE 101

 

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Katelyn Eichwald

Three Rifles

2019

Oil on unstretched canvas

8 x 6 inches (20.3 x 15.2 cm)

KE 102

 

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Trude Viken

Woman

2020

Oil on canvas

15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (40 x 29.8 cm)

TV 102

 

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